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SMU Dedman School of Law

Rank 45 (USNWR 2023)

Applicants for the class of 2027 , matriculating 2024

476 applicants for the 2023 - 2024  cycle
17 / 122  , 55 rejected, 69 waitlisted, 106 withdrawn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 3.4 3.68 3.88
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 158 163 166
GPA 3.38 3.59 3.71
Softs Tier 3.2 Tier 3.32 Tier 3.36
Scholarship - - $103,974
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 64
Days from UR to decision 30
Interview invite rate 1.26%
Interview conversion rate 100.0%
URM LSAT differential -1.34
URM GPA differential 0.02
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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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SMU Dedman School of Law
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.

Stats

$32,074.00
Tuition
67th percentile
$61,444.00
CoA
84th percentile
56.40%
Grads with debt
1st percentile
$140,241.00
Average debt
80th 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
86.20%
Bar pass rate
64th percentile

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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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shouldn't be complaining, I saved a lot of money and they have a concentration I want!
If anyone has or hears of WL -> A movement let us all know!!!
I graduate this week and the best grad gift would be an SMU A!!!!
Oh snap is that WL -> A from today real?
@nopain18: give me hope
11:51
I don't think so :/
Where did you see that?
they're doing w --- a's?!?!?
they aren't yet...idk where people saw that
Opossum
9:34
I think they're still just going through regular applicants.
We've already established this. There won't be any waitlist movement until late May/early June as they don't get through all the regular applications until late May and they wouldn't admit anyone off the WL until after all applications have been read through once!
Yeah okay that's what I thought, early June. I guess someone just hit the wrong dropdown or whatever. I had a heart attack
Yup, they changed it to just Accepted. For the record I found it by sorting the list at the bottom by decision date
@AbhorrentLuckyKangaroo: so there was someone who got off the waitlist?
No there isn't. They just said that
Alright chat...what's the waitlist vibe?
Opossum
11:48
You too Valley!! I hope you get off the WL
Opossum
11:52
Meant for general sorry guys - WL vibe is stagnant lol they did have graduation all weekend though so everyone was probably busy
Is there a class groupme?!
nopain18
15:13
Yep! Its in the Fall 2024 info PDF at the bottom of the congrats email
How full is it? I saw some discussion on the A&M chat that based on the groupme the class isn't full!
@nopain18: did you get in off the waitlist
They were never on the waitlist. We've already established that numerous times.
Dude why do you get so pressed about everything 😭
I don't but you keep asking the same question that's already been answered
Btw someone did get off the waitlist
It’s in the chart
Where? I'm not seeing that.
Ahh yes I see it!
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