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Willamette University College of Law

Rank 129 (USNWR 2022)
154
Median LSAT
3.32
Median GPA
61.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Willamette University
  • WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY

Willamette University College of Law is a law school located in Salem , Oregon. The school was ranked 129 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Willamette University College of Law is approximately 127.

Admissions website: https://willamette.edu/law/admissions/index.html

Admissions email: law-admissions@willamette.edu

Admissions phone: 503.370.6282

Can I get into Willamette University College of Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Willamette University College of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 151 154 157
GPA 2.94 3.32 3.61
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 719 22
# Admissions offers 439 -
Class size 127 19
% Accepted 61.1% 9
% Yield 27.6% 34

During the 2022 application cycle, 719 people applied and 439 were offered admission.

Willamette University has a 1L class size of 127, and yield of 27.56%. 121 out of 439 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.56% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Willamette University has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 151 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.32. The 25th percentile GPA is 2.94 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.61.

Willamette University College of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 44 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 Willamette University College of Law cost per year?

$47,325.00
Tuition
50th percentile
$67,961.00
CoA
44th percentile
85.10%
Grads with debt
94th percentile
$148,177.00
Average debt
83rd percentile
$60,000.00
Salary, 25th %
31st percentile
$65,000.00
Salary
23rd percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
81st percentile
30.60%
Employment rate
11th percentile
98.00%
Bar pass rate
42nd percentile

Cost of attending Willamette University College of Law

In 2022, tuition was $47,325 and the annual cost of attending was $67,961 (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.

Willamette University College of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Willamette University make $65,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $65,000.

61.9% of law graduates from Willamette University go directly to work for law firms, while 7.2% clerk for a judge. 3.1% of graduates go into public interest.

98.0% of Willamette University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Willamette University College of Law

Willamette University College of Law was the first law school to open in the Pacific Northwest. Building on deep historic roots, we focus with pride on educating the next generation of problem-solving lawyers and leaders. Our location in Salem, Oregon, directly across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and Supreme Court, cannot be matched in the region. Our thought-leading scholars advance and promote our shared responsibility to make a difference in society, placing justice, fairness, and equality at the heart of everything we do.

The College of Law produces the best problem solvers, community leaders, legal dealmakers, and changemakers in the most innovative region of the country. We have had several years of remarkable growth in academic achievement as our bar passage rates and employment outcomes reflect. We also consistently have one of the highest graduate employment rates among Oregon law schools, and are among the best on the entire West Coast.

We are a dynamic force within our university’s vision of an “Only at Willamette” education and have worked to develop one of the most forward-thinking and creative legal education programs in the country. Our student-centric approach manifests in the robust experiential learning opportunities we provide alongside curricular strengths in public service, business law, advocacy, international law, and health law.

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