Wayne State University Law School

Rank 56 (USNWR 2023)
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 56 in 2023 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 2023 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 161. The 25th percentile LSAT is 154 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.8. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.38 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.89.

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

LSD has stats for 115 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 2023, 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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like is the scholarship in the admission letter automatically
I’m also trying for Wayne…good luck everyone🤞🏼
How long do they take after your accepted to get your acceptance letter
Idk it looks like I was accepted on 2/3 but still no email
When did everyone get theirs?
does Wayne email login info for application status checker?
Yes it can just take a couple days
checked my tracker and I got in yesterday. so I guess i'll get an email in a few weeks??
I would wait and if they don’t email you by the end of next week shoot them an email. I saw most people saying they got the email the day after they got in
How long do scholy offers take?
How do you activate the status checker?? I haven't been able to figure it out
the LSD one I mean
@Mimosas-law: They emailed me notifying me I was accepted today and it said I had a full tuition scholarship in the first paragraph. However, the email did not have my complete admissions packet.
at the bottom on the email, it said that the scholarship offer would be sent in the next few weeks, so who knows when that will be.
Okay same. I hate that we have to wait a few weeks
does wayne go off of cumulative or undergraduate degree gpa?
like, what if you have 2 separate bachelor's degrees? and the most recent bachelors is 3.7+, but the bachelor's from 10 years ago was 3.2 so your cumulative is low like 3.4
pretty sure the rankings use the first bachelor's degree gpa.
so the schools care about that gpa the most, but of course having a higher gpa for another degreee is good
Has anyone gotten their admissions packet in the mail yet?
so I found out I got in yesterday. When do they typically send official emails?
and any sort of packets in the mail?
They should send the email within a week, I was accepted 2/1 and still nothing in the mail :(
there is already almost as much waitlist reported on LSD as last year. Is Wayne handing more out?
Anyone gotten their admissions packet yet?? It’s almost the end of the month
Anyone know earliest possible waitlist response
Idk but at deposit deadlines things should be rolling
does anyone know the chances for getting off of Wayne State's waitlist?
It depends. do you have qn lsat score or gpa higher than there median?
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