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American University (Washington College of Law) (DC)

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8192
(202) 274-4101

Admissions E-mail:
wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

Web Site
http://www.wcl.american.edu

Electronic Application
http://www.wcl.american.edu/admiss/

Fall 2009 Admissions Information
Application Deadline: 3/2/2009
Application Fee: $70
Admissions Statistics 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 AVG*
Acceptance Rate 22.8% 24.7% 24.0% 24.5% 30.4% 34.1% 26.8%
LSAT Score (Median)** 162 160 162 161 158 158 160
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 161-163 158-163 160-163 159-162 156-160 155-160 158-162
GPA (Median)** 3.37 3.38 3.43 3.42 3.43 3.38 3.40
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.14-3.59 3.15-3.60 3.20-3.66 3.22-3.61 3.24-3.62 3.15-3.60 3.18-3.61
Bar Exam Statistics*** 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 AVG*
State in which most graduates took bar exam: MD MD MD MD MD MD
School's bar passage rate: 81.4% 80.3% 84.9% 70.0% 69.6% 75.4% 76.9%
State overall bar passage rate: 77% 74% 72% 71% 72% 75% 73.5%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: +4.4% +6.3% +12.9% -1.0% -2.4% +0.4% +3.4%
Employment Statistics 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 AVG*
Graduates employed at graduation: 85.2% 83.4% 83.2% 83.9% 82.0% 77.5% 82.5%
Graduates employed 9 months after graduation: 95.8% 97.8% 97.2% 97.4% 94.6% 97.3% 96.7%
tuition and Expenses 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Tuition: $37,190 $35,104 $33,134
room and Board: $13,365 $11,754 $11,754
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Full-Time Enrollment 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Total: 1246 1216 1128
Men: 45.5% 44.0% 42.0%
Women: 54.5% 56.0% 58.0%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 1 : 13.8 1 : 14.0 1 : 16.7
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Private Sector: $87,500 $80,000 $72,108
Public Sector: $48,000 $48,000 $45,000
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