Western State College of Law

Rank 178 (USNWR 2024)
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Western State College of Law is a law school located in Irvine, California. The school was ranked 178 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Western State College of Law is approximately 131.

Admissions website: https://www.wsulaw.edu/prospective-students/contact-admissions/

Admissions email: adm@wsulaw.edu

Admissions phone: (714) 459-1101

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Western State College of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 150 151 154
GPA 2.99 3.23 3.53
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 816 26
# Admissions offers 364 -
Class size 131 27
% Accepted 44.6% 44
% Yield 35.2% 71

During the 2024 application cycle, 816 people applied and 364 were offered admission.

Western State College Of Law has a 1L class size of 131, and yield of 35.16%. 128 out of 364 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 35.16% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Western State College Of Law has a median LSAT of 152. The 25th percentile LSAT is 150 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 154.

The median GPA is 3.16. The 25th percentile GPA is 2.91 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.38.

Western State College of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 27 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

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Cost of attending Western State College of Law

In 2024, tuition was $44,955 and the annual cost of attending was $70,799 (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.

Western State College of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Western State College Of Law make $82,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make .

72.5% of law graduates from Western State College Of Law go directly to work for law firms, while 0.0% clerk for a judge. 4.3% of graduates go into public interest.

54.5% of Western State College Of Law graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Western State College of Law

Founded in 1966, Western State College of Law at Westcliff University is the longest-running law school in Orange County, California, and is a fully ABA-approved private law school. Noted for small classes and personal attention from an accessible faculty focused on student success, Western State maintains bar pass rates consistently in the top half of California’s ABA-approved law schools.

Western State’s 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150+ graduates who have gone on to serve as California judges and judicial officers. In addition, the law school’s graduates represent roughly 15 percent of Orange County’s deputy public defenders and district attorneys.

Student exposure to real-world legal settings, practical experience and invaluable contacts with alumni practitioners set WSCL graduates up for a smooth transition to the job market and success throughout their professional careers.

This school also has a spring start term.

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