Wayne State University Law School

Rank 55 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Wayne State University Law School is a law school located in Detroit, Michigan. The school was ranked 55 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Wayne State University Law School is approximately 126.

Admissions website: https://law.wayne.edu/admissions

Admissions email: lawinquire@wayne.edu

Admissions phone: 313-577-3937

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Wayne State University Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 154 161 163
GPA 3.38 3.8 3.89
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 851 27
# Admissions offers 302 -
Class size 126 23
% Accepted 35.5% 61
% Yield 41.4% 90

During the 2024 application cycle, 851 people applied and 302 were offered admission.

Wayne State University has a 1L class size of 126, and yield of 41.39%. 125 out of 302 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 41.39% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Wayne State University has a median LSAT of 162. The 25th percentile LSAT is 155 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 164.

The median GPA is 3.83. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.49 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.93.

Wayne State University Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 112 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 Wayne State University Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Wayne State University Law School

In 2024, tuition was $41,957 and the annual cost of attending was $65,947 (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.

Wayne State University Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Wayne State University make $80,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $59,300.

61.2% of law graduates from Wayne State University go directly to work for law firms, while 6.6% clerk for a judge. 14.0% of graduates go into public interest.

83.5% of Wayne State University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University is located in Midtown Detroit and offers more than 300 academic programs. Graduate students can major in many areas, including those offered by the schools of business, law and medicine. Wayne State also ranks highly in its health programs of midwifery, anesthesia and pharmacy. Students at Wayne State get many opportunities to conduct research, including the school’s partnership with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, through which the schools collaboratively research and develop ways to help the state's economy.

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got a waitlist lol!
Me too lol.
anyone know how they are about accepting waitlists? i sent my LOCI 3 days after waitlist and tried my best on it
I just got in off the waitlist! Waitlisted last week
omg! congrats!!!
our stats are virtually identical so fingers crossed
Thank you! Best of luck, fingers crossed for sure, I hope you get good news and soon!
u should update yours to say waitlist -> accepted. that way people can know that it’s possible to get off the waitlist
because as a fellow waitlister, I originally thought u got accepted not waitlisted at all so without opening the chat I wouldn’t have known I have a chance
Anybody else have luck with the waitlist?
Nothing after one month
taking their sweet time
I think we’ll hear soon since their email said to submit by june 17
losing all hope
Did you mean July?
No, they told me June 17th
it said this :
In order to set yourself apart and express your continued interest in Wayne Law, please send an email to Jill Burnette-Maurice, Director of Admissions no later than Monday, June 17, 2024 that details why you want to attend Wayne Law and what you plan to contribute to our community as a law student and future attorney
Oh ! Maybe mine was different due to time I was waitlisted. I also was told to send it to someone else
Someone did tell me they received an email saying final decisions should come in beginning of august
I received an email after following up on the WL from the director stating “ We are still in the process of finalizing our class and likely won’t have final decisions to every applicant on the waitlist until early August”
Beginning of August is Crazy
Wonder how many they’ll actually admit off the WL…. Can’t imagine it would be much.
I wish they would communicate with us about the WL
I have been reaching out to admission constantly but I only receive a generic "all updates will be in your status checker"
It is so frustrating because if admitted I would have to figure out living and the financial aid package I am offered, and as a school putting your first year student through that a week before class starts does not feel like you are setting them up for success
sorry for the rant....
No, totally understandable. I was told not to reach out// bug admissions , so I have not even heard or sent anything.
I was told that too by Reddit; etc., but I said screw that I want them to know how bad I want to attend
Same boat. Might have to reach out again. I really hope you get in! If not me better be you
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