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Southwestern University School of Law

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

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Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: April 3
Application Fee: $60
Admissions Statistics 2020 2017
Acceptance Rate 46.1% 59.4%
LSAT Score (Median) 153 152
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 150-155 149-154
GPA (Median) 3.22 3.15
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 2.98-3.49 2.91-3.39
Bar Exam Statistics 2020 2017
State in which most graduates took bar exam: CA CA
School's bar passage rate: 52.3% 56.1%
State overall bar passage rate: 58.3% 60.2%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: -6.0% -4.1%
Employment Statistics 2020 2017
Graduates employed at graduation: 19.3% 27.5%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation: 58.6% 55.9%
Tuition and Expenses 2020 2017
Tuition (In-State): $53,966 N/A
Tuition (Out-of-State): $35,994 N/A
Room and Board: $20,520 $20,520
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants: 58.4% 44.2%
Median grant amount among full-time students: $24,446 $16,882
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt: $212,576 N/A
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt: 82.3% N/A
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Students & Faculty 2020 2017
Total Students: 718 659
Men: 47.7% 40.4%
Women: 52.1% 59.6%
White: 47.8% N/A
Black: 6.0% N/A
Hispanic: 27.0% N/A
Asian: 8.1% N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 8.1 : 1 12.9 : 1
Total Faculty: 139 92
Male: 57.6% N/A
Female: 42.4% N/A
Minority: 26.6% N/A
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2020 2017
Private Sector: $70,000 $60,000
Public Sector: $40,000 $50,000
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Library Resources 2020 2017
Volumes and equivalents: 542,873 535,739