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WVU College of Law

Rank 118 (USNWR 2022)
154
Median LSAT
3.56
Median GPA
59.2%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • WVU College of Law
  • West Virginia University
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
  • WVU

WVU College of Law is a law school located in Morgantown, West Virginia. The school was ranked 118 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for WVU College of Law is approximately 117.

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

Admissions email: wvulaw.admissions@mail.wvu.edu

Admissions phone: 304-293-5301

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WVU College of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 154 157
GPA 3.29 3.56 3.88
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 519 7
# Admissions offers 307 -
Class size 117 10
% Accepted 59.1% 14
% Yield 37.8% 74

During the 2022 application cycle, 519 people applied and 307 were offered admission.

West Virginia University has a 1L class size of 117, and yield of 37.79%. 116 out of 307 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 37.79% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at West Virginia University has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.56. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.29 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.88.

WVU College of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 29 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 WVU College of Law cost per year?

$41,058.00
Tuition
29th percentile
$24,714.00
In-state tuition
$56,428.00
CoA
77.90%
Grads with debt
73rd percentile
$87,628.00
Average debt
23rd percentile
$60,000.00
Salary, 25th %
31st percentile
$72,500.00
Salary
31st percentile
$57,089.00
PI Salary
39th percentile
40.00%
Employment rate
27th percentile
82.20%
Bar pass rate
38th percentile

Cost of attending WVU College of Law

In 2022, tuition was $41,058 and the annual cost of attending was $56,428 (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.

WVU College of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from West Virginia University make $72,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $57,089.

54.7% of law graduates from West Virginia University go directly to work for law firms, while 15.1% clerk for a judge. 12.8% of graduates go into public interest.

82.2% of West Virginia University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about WVU College of Law

The West Virginia University College of Law, established in 1878, is the oldest professional school at West Virginia University. With a focus on justice, ethics, and professionalism, WVU Law offers premier law degree and dual-degree programs, and practice-ready experiences through law clinics and externships, guided by professors who are accomplished attorneys and distinguished legal scholars.

Our vibrant culture of excellence fosters diversity and respect, ensuring a balanced and supportive academic community within one of the nationโ€™s leading public research universities. WVU Law prepares top lawyers and dedicated leaders for careers that span public service, private practice, government, and business.

Located in Morgantown, the College of Law is approximately 75 miles south of Pittsburgh; 200 miles from Baltimore, Cleveland, and Washington, DC; and 300 miles from Cincinnati and Philadelphia.

WVU Law has been a member of the AALS since 1914 and was fully approved by the ABA in 1923. The college has had a chapter of the Order of the Coif since 1925.

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