Cooley Law School

Rank 178 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Cooley Law School
  • Western Michigan University (Cooley)

Cooley Law School is a law school located in Lansing, Michigan. The school was ranked 178 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cooley Law School is approximately 191.

Admissions website: https://www.cooley.edu/admissions/apply

Admissions email: admissions@cooley.edu

Admissions phone: (517) 371-5140,

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Cooley Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 146 148 151
GPA 2.64 3.0 3.33
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1352 49
# Admissions offers 651 -
Class size 191 57
% Accepted 48.1% 38
% Yield 29.3% 50

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,352 people applied and 651 were offered admission.

Western Michigan University (Cooley) has a 1L class size of 191, and yield of 29.34%. 191 out of 651 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 29.34% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Western Michigan University (Cooley) has a median LSAT of 148. The 25th percentile LSAT is 146 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 151.

The median GPA is 3.07. The 25th percentile GPA is 2.71 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.42.

Cooley Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 26 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Cooley Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Cooley Law School

In 2024, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $22,566 (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.

Cooley Law School employment outcomes

37.9% of Western Michigan University (Cooley) graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Cooley Law School

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School was founded in 1972 and is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The school’s mission is to educate law students and lawyers in the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed for successful practice. The school carries out this mission by offering a rigorous and practical education.

Physical Facilities

WMU-Cooley Law School has three campuses in Michigan: Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Auburn Hills. A campus in Tampa Bay, Florida, opened in May 2012 offering JD classes. Cooley’s distinct campuses are unmatched in size and functionality. Each campus has a full complement of faculty, staff, libraries, and services. WMU-Cooley’s buildings and technology were designed to meet the academic and research needs of today’s legal community. High-tech courtrooms and classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to enhance the educational experience. WMU-Cooley’s library facilities are among the nation’s largest and finest. The 600,000+ volume collection includes research materials from all 50 states as well as federal and international materials.

This school also has a spring start term.

Western Michigan University (Cooley)

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anyone know for sure they're going to cooley?
anyone accepted for fall 2023?
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Just heard back with an A today
Just got accepted! Go broncos!
They gave me a 5k conditional scholarship too!
do not go. You will likely not get a job in the legal profession and will be saddled with debt.
Hate to say it, but the above is correct. If you'd like to work a a V100, your resume won't even get past the initial screening with a Cooley JD. There's a reason their bar passage rates are in the dirt.
why does cooley even exist, how tf is it accredited
people here with 170s applying are asholes.
calling someone a cooley should be illegal
Someone with a 165 and 3.95 got an R from Cooley? that has to be a joke
gotta be i was just looking at it
yield protection outta cooley is crazy lmao
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