University of Wisconsin-Madison
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#4 in Library Size
UW Law ranks #4 in terms of library size with 1,361,485 volumes or equivalents.
#25 in Presence of Female Faculty
UW Law is tied for #25 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (48.3%).
#36 in Median LSAT
UW Law is tied for #36 in terms of the median LSAT score (162) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#39 in Student to Faculty Ratio
UW Law is tied for #39 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (5.9:1).
#53 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
#67 in Employment Rate at GraduationUW Law ranks #53 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (82.4%) and #67 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (52.8%) .
#58 in Median Undergraduate GPA
UW Law ranks #58 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.58) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#65 in Presence of Minority Faculty
UW Law ranks #65 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (15.0%).
#82 in Acceptance Rate
UW Law ranks #82 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 45.6% among those who applied for admission.
#94 in Private Sector Salary
UW Law is tied for #94 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($71,000).
#119 in Highest Tuition (out-of-state)
#242 in Highest Tuition (in-state)UW Law ranks #119 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its out-of state tuition of $42,214, and it ranks #242 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its in-state tuition of $23,517. We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. Room and board expenses average $12,174 per year.
#134 in Presence of Minority Students
UW Law ranks #134 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (25.8%).
#146 in Public Sector Salary
UW Law is tied for #146 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($49,254).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||April 1|
|LSAT Score (Median)||162||159|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||158-164||155-162|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.23-3.76||3.27-3.76|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||WI||WI|
|School's bar passage rate:||N/A||N/A|
|State overall bar passage rate:||77.1%||80.7%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||N/A||N/A|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||52.8%||45.8%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||82.4%||79.7%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$12,174||$10,544|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||76.2%||69.4%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$20,000||$12,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$79,455||$84,650|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||65.1%||75.8%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||5.9 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$71,000||$115,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$49,254||$49,429|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||1,361,485||638,337|