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Southwestern University School of Law (CA)

3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
(213) 738-6717

Admissions E-mail:
admissions@swlaw.edu

Web Site
http://www.swlaw.edu

Electronic Application
http://www.swlaw.edu/studentservices/jdadmin/applicants

Fall 2009 Admissions Information
Application Deadline: 4/1/2009
Application Fee: $60
Admissions Statistics 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 AVG*
Acceptance Rate 33.5% 30.6% 25.7% 21.8% 39.9% 46.8% 33.1%
LSAT Score (Median)** 155 155 156 155 155 152 154
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 153-157 153-157 154-158 153-157 152-158 149-155 152-157
GPA (Median)** 3.32 3.36 3.36 3.39 3.25 3.15 3.31
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.06-3.58 3.12-3.59 3.11-3.60 3.13-3.64 3.00-3.50 2.90-3.40 3.05-3.55
Bar Exam Statistics*** 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 AVG*
State in which most graduates took bar exam: CA CA CA CA CA CA
School's bar passage rate: 63.5% 67.6% 58.4% 56.9% 68.0% 64.4% 63.1%
State overall bar passage rate: 65% 62% 61% 60% 66% 64% 63.0%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: -1.5% +5.6% -2.6% -3.1% +2.0% +0.4% +0.1%
Employment Statistics 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 AVG*
Graduates employed at graduation: 76.4% 80.9% 79.6% 75.5% 84.4% 76.6% 78.9%
Graduates employed 9 months after graduation: 85.1% 89.4% 91.4% 88.4% 95.6% 91.3% 90.2%
tuition and Expenses 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Tuition: $33,410 $31,700 $28,000
room and Board: $14,220 $10,530 N/A
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Full-Time Enrollment 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Total: 698 676 660
Men: 46.8% 47.0% 49.0%
Women: 53.2% 53.0% 51.0%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 1 : 16.3 1 : 15.8 1 : 16.6
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Private Sector: $75,000 $65,000 $81,000
Public Sector: $60,000 $55,000 $53,000
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