Roger Williams University
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#44 in Presence of Female Faculty
RWU Law is tied for #44 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (44.7%).
#81 in Public Sector Salary
RWU Law is tied for #81 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($55,040).
#81 in Presence of Minority Students
RWU Law ranks #81 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (34.4%).
#104 in Bar Passage Rate
RWU Law ranks #104 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (78.0%), and it outperforms by +0.7% the state of Massachusetts’s overall bar passage rate of 77.3%. (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.)
#126 in Student to Faculty Ratio
RWU Law is tied for #126 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (7.8:1).
#142 in Private Sector Salary
RWU Law is tied for #142 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($60,000).
#145 in Median Undergraduate GPA
RWU Law ranks #145 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.28) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#148 in Library Size
RWU Law ranks #148 in terms of library size with 290,798 volumes or equivalents.
#160 in Presence of Minority Faculty
RWU Law ranks #160 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (8.5%).
#164 in Highest Tuition
RWU Law ranks #164 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($36,815). 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.
#173 in Median LSAT
RWU Law is tied for #173 in terms of the median LSAT score (148) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#190 in Acceptance Rate
RWU Law ranks #190 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 69.3% among those who applied for admission.
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||April 1|
|LSAT Score (Median)||148||149|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||145-151||145-152|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.00-3.51||2.83-3.48|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||MA||MA|
|School's bar passage rate:||78.0%||80.2%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||77.3%||80.7%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+0.7%||-0.5%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||N/A||N/A|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||63.9%||54.9%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$7,650||$10,332|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||64.7%||55.4%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$16,896||$18,313|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$122,636||$123,332|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||86.4%||84.5%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||7.8 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$60,000||$50,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$55,040||$49,500|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||290,798||298,688|