Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
#8 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Santa Clara Law ranks #8 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (44.1%).
#17 in Public Sector Salary
Santa Clara Law is tied for #17 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($62,000).
#24 in Presence of Minority Students
Santa Clara Law ranks #24 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (54.4%).
#37 in Private Sector Salary
Santa Clara Law is tied for #37 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($100,000).
#53 in Presence of Female Faculty
Santa Clara Law is tied for #53 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (43.6%).
#59 in Highest Tuition
Santa Clara Law ranks #59 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($50,624). 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.
#67 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Santa Clara Law is tied for #67 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (6.4:1).
#92 in Median LSAT
Santa Clara Law is tied for #92 in terms of the median LSAT score (155) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#111 in Bar Passage Rate
Santa Clara Law ranks #111 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (76.9%), and it outperforms by +18.6% the state of California’s overall bar passage rate of 58.3%. (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.)
#130 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Santa Clara Law ranks #130 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.32) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#146 in Acceptance Rate
Santa Clara Law ranks #146 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 57.7% among those who applied for admission.
#152 in Employment Rate at Graduation
#162 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsSanta Clara Law ranks #152 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (27.9%) and #162 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (64.0%).
#160 in Library Size
Santa Clara Law ranks #160 in terms of library size with 263,005 volumes or equivalents.
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||February 15|
|LSAT Score (Median)||155||155|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||152-157||153-157|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.04-3.49||3.06-3.41|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||CA||CA|
|School's bar passage rate:||76.9%||60.7%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||58.3%||60.2%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+18.6%||+0.5%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||27.9%||23.4%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||64.0%||47.9%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$17,298||$15,492|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||53.7%||59.5%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$25,000||$12,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$155,981||$144,130|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||75.1%||65.1%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||6.4 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$100,000||$85,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$62,000||$59,150|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||263,005||379,058|