Villanova Law School

Rank 48 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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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 48 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Villanova Law School is approximately 181.

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 158 163 165
GPA 3.54 3.76 3.88
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2969 78
# Admissions offers 489 -
Class size 181 55
% Accepted 16.5% 90
% Yield 35.4% 73

During the 2024 application cycle, 2,969 people applied and 489 were offered admission.

Villanova University has a 1L class size of 181, and yield of 35.38%. 173 out of 489 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 35.38% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Villanova University has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 157 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 165.

The median GPA is 3.8. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.58 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.9.

Villanova Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 352 applicants for the 2022-2023 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

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Bar pass rate
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Employment rate
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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Cost of attending Villanova Law School

In 2024, tuition was $53,555 and the annual cost of attending was $53,555 (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 $105,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $54,000.

56.8% of law graduates from Villanova University go directly to work for law firms, while 18.3% clerk for a judge. 3.0% of graduates go into public interest.

88.2% 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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yea but usually they've done it in the morning
idk though fingers crossed still!
How’d you all get your decision this morning?
Just got the R email
Except they put the wrong name on my email LOL, sorry Camryn
I dont have access to the phone number i applied with anymore. If you get accepted do they email too?
You will get an email
@Semi: I'm also UR same day as u and just getting ghosted
@GullibleDemonicChimpanzee: yeah I just want a decision already, I don’t know what’s taking so long
@Semi: I went UR 1/4 so I feel your pain, I just emailed them because deposits are due soon and I just wanna know if I should still be considering Nova!
Its the last school I still need to hear back from!
@TanSwankyCorgi: What did u email them?
@GullibleDemonicChimpanzee: Just asking about when I should expect a decision, I know some schools will expedite if you ask if you have other school deadlines coming up. I applied in November so felt like it was an appropriate amount of time that has passed for me to request that
applied Nov, UR1 Jan 4, UR2 today hopefully decision this week ffs
I went UR1 a week after applying and haven't hear a peep since (that was in SEPTEMBER!)
I'm delusional and I think if they were going to reject me they would've by now
I wonder if any more As will come out this week or they are doing the final cleanup of WL/R
It looks like they've had some E waves on Fridays so maybe then
Finally UR2
How religious is this school? Like too religious to be sending decision on good friday or nah?
Just got the R oh whale
as of today. seems they are working on good friday. lol
UR2 last night, will there be something today?
hope so
Them taking me UR2 on Easter Sunday should be a sign that I will rise from all the WLs I am on and nova will accept them
Waitlist, lawhub
WL as well, found out through lawhub
thoughts on their waitlist movement?
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