Villanova Law School

Rank 43 (USNWR 2023)
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 43 in 2023 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 2023 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 163. The 25th percentile LSAT is and the 75th percentile LSAT is .

The median GPA is 3.76. The 25th percentile GPA is and the 75th percentile GPA is .

Villanova Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 347 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

How much does Villanova Law School cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Cost of attending Villanova Law School

In 2023, 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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@Peepzilla: did you already sent a LOCI before or will this be your first one for Nova
@HopefulFutureStudent2023: looking in past years it seems like only a handful but obviously since this is self reported there are probably a lot more
Any WL movement so far?
i actually got a call admissions, and they said they were calling waitlisted applicants to get information about the other schools they applied to, as well as what kind of scholarships they want from villanova
from admissions*
did anyone else hear back from them yet or received a phone call?
@nycislife: No phone call yet. When did you apply?
@Younglarrydavid: i applied in November hbu
@nycislife: ah got it. My app was complete in feb
nova said they moved it cause of the uswn rankings but then that never came out LOL but yeah the first deposit stayed on the 20th
@Hummingbird35: do you know when the rankings are coming out?
@nycislife: they came out yesterday
Anyone get that WL email yesterday?
Is the second seat deposit still scheduled for June 8th? I'm currently on the WL
Anyone still on the WL? Haven't heard anything in months
Anyone have any updates this cycle so far?
Pretty sure my app is "in review", but otherwise nada. No waves yet.
Hey guys, anyone here applied early decision?
no update so far, applied nov 1st
I was admitted
They will most likely interview you
@jacklemon: did you apply ED?
I did!
I sent it probably mid to late September
Then, I got an interview
And in 2 weeks, I received a call saying I was admitted
Did you apply? @semi
Just RD, mid-November
Hoping to interview though, I spoke with one of the admissions people at a law school fair and they were the absolute BEST
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