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#45 in Bar Passage Rate
Duquesne Law ranks #45 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (87.8%), and it outperforms by +8.2% the state of Pennsylvania’s overall bar passage rate of 79.6%. (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.)
#77 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
#119 in Employment Rate at GraduationDuquesne Law ranks #77 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (79.4%) and #119 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (38.1%) .
#100 in Highest Tuition
Duquesne Law ranks #100 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($44,944). 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.
#110 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Duquesne Law is tied for #110 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (7.3:1).
#117 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Duquesne Law ranks #117 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.38) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#130 in Library Size
Duquesne Law ranks #130 in terms of library size with 336,167 volumes or equivalents.
#136 in Median LSAT
Duquesne Law is tied for #136 in terms of the median LSAT score (152) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#136 in Presence of Female Faculty
Duquesne Law is tied for #136 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (35.1%).
#142 in Private Sector Salary
Duquesne Law is tied for #142 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($60,000).
#146 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Duquesne Law ranks #146 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (9.6%).
#173 in Acceptance Rate
Duquesne Law ranks #173 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 63.2% among those who applied for admission.
#182 in Public Sector Salary
Duquesne Law is tied for #182 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($40,553).
#193 in Presence of Minority Students
Duquesne Law ranks #193 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (10.6%).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||March 1|
|LSAT Score (Median)||152||153|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||150-154||150-155|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.12-3.68||3.07-3.64|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||PA||PA|
|School's bar passage rate:||87.8%||90.3%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||79.6%||80.8%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+8.2%||+9.5%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||38.1%||28.2%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||79.4%||73.5%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$12,586||$12,234|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||89.6%||92.8%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$25,000||$11,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$103,925||$104,623|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||86.8%||89.7%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||7.3 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$60,000||$65,500|
|Public Sector (Median):||$40,553||$44,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||336,167||311,056|