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Cooley Law School

Unranked (USNWR 2022)
148
Median LSAT
2.99
Median GPA
49.0%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Cooley Law School
  • Western Michigan University (Cooley)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Cooley Law School is a law school located in Lansing, Michigan. The school was unranked in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cooley Law School is approximately 188.

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 2.61 2.99 3.28
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1430 47
# Admissions offers 700 -
Class size 188 51
% Accepted 49.0% 32
% Yield 26.3% 27

During the 2022 application cycle, 1,430 people applied and 700 were offered admission.

Western Michigan University (Cooley) has a 1L class size of 188, and yield of 26.29%. 184 out of 700 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 26.29% 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 2.99. The 25th percentile GPA is 2.61 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.28.

Cooley Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 20 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.

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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?

$0.00
Tuition
$20,752.00
CoA
88.80%
Grads with debt
$170,485.00
Average debt
$45,000.00
Salary, 25th %
$55,000.00
Salary
$49,955.00
PI Salary
%
Employment rate
45.90%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending Cooley Law School

In 2022, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $20,752 (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

JD graduates from Western Michigan University (Cooley) make $55,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $49,955.

44.9% of law graduates from Western Michigan University (Cooley) go directly to work for law firms, while 2.6% clerk for a judge. 7.7% of graduates go into public interest.

45.9% 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.

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