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SMU Dedman School of Law

Rank 45 (USNWR 2023)

Applicants for the class of 2026 , matriculating 2023

316 applicants for the 2022 - 2023  cycle
9 / 87  , 31 rejected, 49 waitlisted, 79 withdrawn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 160 164 165
GPA 3.35 3.71 3.87
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2253 71
# Admissions offers 764 -
Class size 226 74
% Accepted 33.9% 66
% Yield 28.9% 47
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 163 167
GPA 3.45 3.71 3.89
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 158 163 166
GPA 3.35 3.61 3.72
Softs Tier 3.21 Tier 3.31 Tier 3.35
Scholarship - - $88,488
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 55
Days from UR to decision 1798
Interview invite rate 2.53%
Interview conversion rate 37.5%
URM LSAT differential -1.58
URM GPA differential 0.0
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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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Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE $$$$ Sent Received Complete UR UR2 II Decision
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School finances

SMU Dedman School of Law
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$32,074.00
Tuition
67th percentile
$61,444.00
CoA
84th percentile
86.20%
Bar pass rate
64th percentile
$80,000.00
Salary, 25th %
82nd percentile
$105,000.00
Salary
74th percentile
$62,218.00
PI Salary
77th percentile
68.40%
Employment rate
78th percentile
56.40%
Grads with debt
1st percentile
$140,241.00
Average debt
80th percentile

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[IMPORTANT] These estimates are for high level planning only. Things like summer jobs, when you spend your savings, and other financial decisions will impact exactly how much you pay.

Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

Southern Methodist University 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 discretionary income$60,000

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

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

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Valley, I asked about that before-- they take people THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES
So you need to pace out your panic
I would be more interested if they have anymore seats
13:55
@AbhorrentLuckyKangaroo: ARE YOU KIDDING 💀
I just want to say y’all are so real for this thank you so much for sharing all this information :,) I would do the same except I have nothing to add and I just keep submitting my monthly LOCI
Meeting was okay, she was great but also extremely tight lipped about everything! I asked her outright if the class was full and she gave me a "well, you never know, things change over the summer, the wait list is still active"
She encouraged me to take the lsat again if i reapply because I'm below the median
Which felt a little like an answer, tbh
15:23
Yeah I got the same conversation when I met with them back in Feb
Look, if I hadn't gone over there I'd kick myself forever, but I felt a little silly. I caught a soft vibe of "uuuhhhh why are you here right now"
Like even the undergrads with
With whom I took a tour
17:08
Do you think it bodes well that we’re still on the WL after all this time?
Have people been rejected from the waitlist?
17:42
Not that I’m aware of…
AbhorrentLuckyKangaroo
13:23
No one's reported wl->r yet, you can click on the ? next to the waitlist number above the graph
AbhorrentLuckyKangaroo
13:24
However, it's reporting one more a->withdrawn
13:28
Anyone gotten any updates?
AbhorrentLuckyKangaroo
14:08
None here 👀
Opossum
14:33
Nothing :/
15:48
Nothing here either :/
Opossum
15:44
@ValleyH: did you last retake go well??
19:05
@Opossum: unfortunately it did not :/ Didn’t do better than my 162
Opossum
9:06
@ValleyH: I’m sorry to hear that, there’s still time to get off the WL at least and a 162 is still a great score!!
Maybe this week???
15:42
Fingers crossed!!
I'm getting to the point where I may have to email again because I need to make plans
15:23
I’m with you - I’ve got to decide what my next moves are :/
Opossum
12:33
I’m just hoping for great news but if not I’m already on a full study schedule for October - but I’m also working full time…
I just need some form of communication because I need to plan.
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