Penn State Law (Dickinson)
150 S. College Street
#11 in Presence of Female Faculty
Dickinson Law is tied for #11 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (51.0%).
#29 in Bar Passage Rate
Dickinson Law ranks #29 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (92.1%), and it outperforms by +12.5% 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.)
#30 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Dickinson Law ranks #30 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (19.6%).
#46 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Dickinson Law is tied for #46 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (6.0:1).
#52 in Median LSAT
Dickinson Law is tied for #52 in terms of the median LSAT score (160) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#61 in Library Size
Dickinson Law ranks #61 in terms of library size with 549,027 volumes or equivalents.
#61 in Highest Tuition
Dickinson Law ranks #61 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($50,582). 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.
#78 in Acceptance Rate
Dickinson Law ranks #78 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 43.4% among those who applied for admission.
#84 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
#90 in Employment Rate at GraduationDickinson Law ranks #84 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (78.7%) and #90 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (45.9%) .
#99 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Dickinson Law ranks #99 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.43) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#107 in Presence of Minority Students
Dickinson Law ranks #107 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (30.9%).
#129 in Public Sector Salary
Dickinson Law is tied for #129 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($50,500).
#130 in Private Sector Salary
Dickinson Law is tied for #130 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($64,000).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||June 30|
|LSAT Score (Median)||160||160|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||158-162||158-161|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.21-3.66||3.15-3.72|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||PA||PA|
|School's bar passage rate:||92.1%||82.5%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||79.6%||80.8%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+12.5%||+1.7%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||45.9%||44.9%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||78.7%||72.2%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$10,936||$12,128|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||99.5%||89.2%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$48,000||$21,200|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$73,445||$116,717|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||76.2%||73.7%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||6.0 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$64,000||$70,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$50,500||$50,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||549,027||424,910|