California Western School Of Law

Rank 147 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2024 , matriculating 2021

57 applicants for the 2020 - 2021  cycle
2/25 , 1 rejected, 5 waitlisted, 15 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 149 152 154
GPA 2.95 3.24 3.47
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1615 59
# Admissions offers 856 -
Class size 249 81
% Accepted 53.0% 33
% Yield 27.2% 37
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 150 153 158
GPA 3.1 3.34 3.6
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 145 154 154
GPA 3.61 3.31 3.34
Softs Tier 4.0 Tier 3.34 Tier 3.22
Scholarship - - $91,449
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 27
Days from UR to decision 27
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -0.09
URM GPA differential -0.01

School finances

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Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

California Western School Of Law Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual disposable income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly disposable income$60,000

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School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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@legallyybrunette: lucky. I was UR in mid december
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Just got Ur4 at UChicago after UR3 yesterday
My first UR was december and then it changed on 1/17 so I think UR2
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I swear I never went past UR1 at Chicago
@legallyybrunette: I hope you get good news soon as well! I can't take the suspense anymore. I feel like im losing hair
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Should I consider an interview UR2?
@Liverpool26: Holy god U Chicago has taken their sweet time with you. I interview soon I guess I shouldn't hope for a quick turnaround
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I just got the personal cell of a law school dean lmao
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IdioticHulkingBullfrog
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resent the email but with "dear dean X" 5 minutes later
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lmao not the double email
any tips for what i should do in interviews?
@IdioticHulkingBullfrog: i did that too oops