Michigan State University
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#70 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Michigan State ranks #70 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.52) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#80 in Bar Passage Rate
Michigan State ranks #80 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (82.7%), and it outperforms by +7.6% the state of Michigan’s overall bar passage rate of 75.1%. (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.)
#81 in Private Sector Salary
Michigan State is tied for #81 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($75,000).
#93 in Presence of Female Faculty
Michigan State is tied for #93 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (40.3%).
#95 in Public Sector Salary
Michigan State is tied for #95 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($54,000).
#102 in Median LSAT
Michigan State is tied for #102 in terms of the median LSAT score (154) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#102 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
#107 in Employment Rate at GraduationMichigan State ranks #102 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (76.6%) and #107 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (42.4%) .
#105 in Highest Tuition
Michigan State ranks #105 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($44,400). 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.
#114 in Presence of Minority Students
Michigan State ranks #114 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (29.5%).
#114 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Michigan State ranks #114 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (11.6%).
#142 in Library Size
Michigan State ranks #142 in terms of library size with 300,418 volumes or equivalents.
#155 in Acceptance Rate
Michigan State ranks #155 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 59.4% among those who applied for admission.
#157 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Michigan State is tied for #157 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (8.7:1).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||April 30|
|LSAT Score (Median)||154||154|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||152-157||150-157|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.24-3.73||3.19-3.72|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||MI||MI|
|School's bar passage rate:||82.7%||84.4%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||75.1%||72.5%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+7.6%||+11.9%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||42.4%||16.0%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||76.6%||66.2%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$13,180||$11,172|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||84.7%||70.8%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$10,694||$24,134|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$90,498||$93,245|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||78.4%||77.2%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||8.7 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$75,000||$65,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$54,000||$50,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||300,418||325,117|