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#21 in Presence of Minority Students
Chapman Law ranks #21 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (54.9%).
#44 in Highest Tuition
Chapman Law ranks #44 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($53,124). 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.
#51 in Public Sector Salary
Chapman Law is tied for #51 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($59,250).
#63 in Acceptance Rate
Chapman Law ranks #63 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 38.0% among those who applied for admission.
#77 in Median LSAT
Chapman Law is tied for #77 in terms of the median LSAT score (157) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#81 in Private Sector Salary
Chapman Law is tied for #81 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($75,000).
#105 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Chapman Law ranks #105 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.42) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#105 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Chapman Law is tied for #105 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (7.1:1).
#107 in Presence of Female Faculty
Chapman Law is tied for #107 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (38.9%).
#125 in Employment Rate at Graduation
#144 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsChapman Law ranks #125 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (37.2%) and #144 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (68.2%).
#147 in Library Size
Chapman Law ranks #147 in terms of library size with 290,944 volumes or equivalents.
#164 in Bar Passage Rate
Chapman Law ranks #164 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (63.6%), and it outperforms by +5.3% the state of California’s overall bar passage rate of 58.3%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)
#172 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Chapman Law ranks #172 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (8.0%).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|LSAT Score (Median)||157||155|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||154-158||152-158|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.17-3.56||3.08-3.47|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||CA||CA|
|School's bar passage rate:||63.6%||74.8%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||58.3%||60.2%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+5.3%||+14.6%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||37.2%||26.8%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||68.2%||55.1%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$20,700||$16,848|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||58.7%||58.5%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$41,262||$37,040|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$144,718||$103,956|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||74.1%||81.1%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||7.1 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$75,000||$68,750|
|Public Sector (Median):||$59,250||$50,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||290,944||310,807|