Wisconsin Law School

Rank 43 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
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Also known as

  • Wisconsin Law School
  • University of Wisconsin
  • UWisconsin UW Madison

Wisconsin Law School is a law school located in Madison, Wisconsin. The school was ranked 43 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Wisconsin Law School is approximately 274.

Admissions website: https://law.wisc.edu/prospective/

Admissions email: admissions@law.wisc.edu

Admissions phone: 608-262-5914

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Wisconsin Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 158 164 165
GPA 3.34 3.65 3.81
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1867 59
# Admissions offers 675 -
Class size 274 80
% Accepted 36.1% 60
% Yield 39.1% 80

During the 2022 application cycle, 1,867 people applied and 675 were offered admission.

University of Wisconsin has a 1L class size of 274, and yield of 39.11%. 264 out of 675 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 39.11% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Wisconsin has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 158 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 165.

The median GPA is 3.65. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.34 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.81.

Wisconsin Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 346 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

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Cost of attending Wisconsin Law School

In 2022, tuition was $48,978 and the annual cost of attending was $72,422 (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.

Wisconsin Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Wisconsin make $75,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $56,160.

51.5% of law graduates from University of Wisconsin go directly to work for law firms, while 9.6% clerk for a judge. 12.5% of graduates go into public interest.

100.0% of University of Wisconsin graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Wisconsin Law School

The UW Law School is a nationally acclaimed, intellectually exciting law school that attracts students nationally and internationally. These students represent a richly diverse community in terms of backgrounds, ages, interests, and life experiences, encouraging a robust exchange of ideas.

Top applicants are drawn to the Law School because of its tradition of excellence, its beautiful setting in the heart of one of the world’s leading research universities, and its “law-in-action” philosophy, a hallmark approach with deep roots in the Law School’s scholarship and teaching.

UW Law School is located in Madison, an affordable city conveniently situated in the middle of a triangle formed by Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. As the state capital, Madison is home to many courts and state and federal government agencies, all within walking distance of the Law School.

An Engaged and Diverse Community

A major indicator of the strength of any law school is its student body. The fall 2017 entering class of 151 students represents 22 states and 78 undergraduate institutions. Of these students, 35 percent come from outside of Wisconsin, 42 percent are women, and 20 percent are students of color. UW Law School’s admission policies create a vigorous, socially aware, and academically able student body. There is a special feeling of community in the school and an informal, supportive atmosphere, reflecting a strong commitment by faculty and administrators to student learning, morale, and well-being.

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Just got my scholarship email from UW - 8k a semester :(
8k a year*
I got my scholarship info about a 4 or 5 days after my admissions letter - very very lucky with 66K total
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wisc taking mad long holy moly