Southwestern Law School

Rank 147 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

46 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
0/16 , 2 rejected, 0 waitlisted, 3 withdrawn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 151 153 156
GPA 2.97 3.25 3.5
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1883 68
# Admissions offers 880 -
Class size 332 91
% Accepted 46.7% 46
% Yield 36.4% 74
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 157 159
GPA 3.07 3.34 3.63
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 148 156 158
GPA 3.5 3.3 3.52
Softs Tier 3.0 Tier 3.33 Tier 3.28
Scholarship - - $94,515
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 39
Days from UR to decision 17
Interview invite rate 6.52%
Interview conversion rate 100.0%
URM LSAT differential -1.72
URM GPA differential 0.13

School finances

Southwestern Law SchoolFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$55,416.00
Tuition
79th percentile
$86,588.00
CoA
84th percentile
81.90%
Grads with debt
85th percentile
$190,184.00
Average debt
100th percentile
$60,000.00
Salary, 25th %
41st percentile
$71,000.00
Salary
32nd percentile
$69,700.00
PI Salary
99th percentile
23.50%
Employment rate
4th percentile
56.10%
Bar pass rate
10th percentile
Southwestern Law SchoolBudgeting

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Southwestern Law School 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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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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GoDawgsLaw1980
11:25
so basically i dont wanna hear from BC until 4 pm
GoDawgsLaw1980
11:25
got it
11:25
@SoggySilentAngelfish: it means a wave of decisions that are accepted (green), waitlisted (yellow), rejected (red)
@UniqueSuccotash: ayy access
My BC went under review yesterday
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asymmetric
11:26
guys do we think BC literally didnt look at applications until 3 weeks ago (when the first people started going UR)? if so, what did they do at their jobs the prior 5 months?
Mine also, love the not that they will give an answer by mid to late january
@UniqueSuccotash: I bet lol especially for ahs i imagine
injuriouspunch
11:27
Texas dashboard still bugging smh
11:27
I got rejected at BC last week for whatever reason
hilarious tho
i wonder if we've emailed before
theres at least a 50% chance weve been on a chain LOL
asymmetric
11:27
@PatBeeks: i like how you deleted BC from your school list, bc if they gonna R you, f em!
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@asymmetric: I don't like seeing the red lmao
this is hilarious
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11:28
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11:29
do they mean decision made or UR? ? there's a difference lol.
asymmetric
11:29
thats just the standard UR email from BC, they misunderstood it
11:29
^^
Monkeymammoth
11:29
smh
Monkeymammoth
11:29
i saw it i was like bro what
asymmetric
11:29
person prob didnt get a perfect on their RC lol
11:34
In at Temple according to my status checker :)
congrats!
11:35
congrats!!!!
11:36
Thank you guys!!