Villanova Law School

Rank 56 (USNWR 2022)
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Also known as

  • Villanova Law School
  • Villanova University
  • 'Nova Nova

Villanova Law School is a law school located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The school was ranked 56 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Villanova Law School is approximately 219.

Admissions website: https://www1.villanova.edu/university/law/admissions.html

Admissions email: admissions@law.villanova.edu

Admissions phone: 610.519.7010

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Villanova Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 162 164
GPA 3.51 3.7 3.83
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2972 77
# Admissions offers 529 -
Class size 219 65
% Accepted 17.8% 88
% Yield 40.8% 84

During the 2022 application cycle, 2,972 people applied and 529 were offered admission.

Villanova University has a 1L class size of 219, and yield of 40.83%. 216 out of 529 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 40.83% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Villanova University has a median LSAT of 162. The 25th percentile LSAT is 157 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 164.

The median GPA is 3.7. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.51 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.83.

Villanova Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 423 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Villanova Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Villanova Law School

In 2022, tuition was $50,535 and the annual cost of attending was $73,267 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Villanova Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Villanova University make $120,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $52,000.

55.4% of law graduates from Villanova University go directly to work for law firms, while 23.0% clerk for a judge. 1.4% of graduates go into public interest.

86.8% of Villanova University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Villanova Law School

Founded in 1953, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law provides broad-based legal education that is grounded in academic rigor, practical hands-on training, and a foundation in business that prepares graduates for diverse and rewarding legal careers.

Students find an educational experience at Villanova that directly aligns with the demands of professional practice. Central to our “Where Law Meets Business” philosophy is an innovative curriculum that directly aligns with the demands of professional practice, infusing vital business principles, professionalism skills, and practical experience into each student’s education. Using real-world problems, simulations, and role-playing exercises, Villanova students learn by doing and are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive job market—whatever their chosen field.

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yes that is not under review yet
i think their scholarship comes in email not sure tho as i am still UR
I'm not even UR yet but other people who submitted after me are Nova plz
I ended up getting a call today
@123-lawschool: congrats!!!!!
I fear they are trying to raise their lsat in which case I am boned (super splitter things)
@Peepzilla: same
i missed the wl and rejection wave on monday but still havent heard
Same! I was thinking since I hadn't heard back yet with an A I would be in the WL/R wave, but still nothing.
praying for an a today or tmr
It seems like they’re letting out a few everyday now
Also I didn’t get a call until like ~6 pm so they don’t go at the same time
literally stressful lol
i wonder if i wont hear for a while bc im close to medians, if they are trying to raise them ?
do you actually have a UR stats? or is it just complete> decision?
There was a UR status
guess I'm not in this wave then lol
I figured since people who submitted the week before me heard back last week that it would be me now but ig not
nothing today?
Anyone else been UR since November?
Yeeepppp. UR 11/07, their first email said it takes 8-12 weeks, and this Monday starts my 13th week.
@123-lawschool: where did you see your scholarship info?
@thebosh: an email came separately the next day about merit scholarships
its been 14 weeks has anyone sent a follow up email?
@tropicalt: That is on my agenda for today. Will update.
if i dont hear this week
ummmm is villanova alive
@thisisallascam: any news if you followed up?
@EfficientLemon: They have not emailed me back yet.
@thisisallascam: i emailed them last week about something. still no response.