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University of South Dakota School of Law

414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
(605) 677-6358

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Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: July 1
Application Fee: $35
Admissions Statistics 2020 2017
Acceptance Rate 64.8% 66.2%
LSAT Score (Median) 150 148
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 147-153 144-151
GPA (Median) 3.30 3.34
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.01-3.65 3.01-3.67
Bar Exam Statistics 2020 2017
State in which most graduates took bar exam: SD SD
School's bar passage rate: 51.7% 75.4%
State overall bar passage rate: 68.2% 75.3%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: -16.5% +0.1%
Employment Statistics 2020 2017
Graduates employed at graduation: 53.7% 44.4%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation: 79.1% 79.0%
Tuition and Expenses 2020 2017
Tuition (In-State): $16,944 N/A
Tuition (Out-of-State): $34,872 N/A
Room and Board: $8,538 $7,697
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants: 52.2% 32.1%
Median grant amount among full-time students: $1,789 $1,698
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt: $59,789 $57,170
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt: 81.8% 82.8%
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Students & Faculty 2020 2017
Total Students: 169 212
Men: 57.7% 58.0%
Women: 42.3% 42.0%
White: 85.8% N/A
Black: 1.2% N/A
Hispanic: 1.8% N/A
Asian: 0.6% N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 8.0 : 1 11.1 : 1
Total Faculty: 33 18
Male: 69.7% N/A
Female: 30.3% N/A
Minority: 12.1% N/A
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2020 2017
Private Sector: $60,000 N/A
Public Sector: $47,543 N/A
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Library Resources 2020 2017
Volumes and equivalents: 146,009 198,463