Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

The law school of Cleveland State University, known as Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, is a Public, 4 years school in Cleveland, OH. Total 466 students are attending the law school and 137 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 155 and the average GPA is 3.48. The law school tuition & fees at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is $29,553.

  • LSAT Average: 155
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $29,553
  • LLM Tuition & Fees: $33,433
  • Acceptance Rate: 23.09%
  • Student Population: 466
  • First-Year Student: 137

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is $29,453 for Ohio residents and $29,553 for out-of-state students. The tuition increased by 9.87% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $16,770 including costs for room & boards, transportation, and other personal expenses. The living costs does not include the fees for health insurance.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Ohio is $26,602 for Ohio residents and $30,056 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Ohio law schools.
The next table shows the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Ohio law schools and all U.S. Law schools. The 2023 statistics for comparison is not available yet due to the lack of data.
Law School Tuition & Fees
202120222023
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law$19,724$19,794$26,806$26,899$29,453$29,553
Ohio Law Schools$26,602$30,056 $26,602$30,056-
All U.S. Law Schools$38,035$43,389 $37,935$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 155 and the average GPA is 3.48 at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
The undergraduate GPA of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Ohio law schools.
The next table shows the submitted LSAT scores and GPA by 25th/50th/75th percentile and full-time/part-time status and compare each score to last year scores.
LSAT scores distribution
Cleveland-Marshall College of LawOhio Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile152150152155
50th percentile155156155158
75th percentile157160158161
GPA distribution
Cleveland-Marshall College of LawOhio Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile3.172.633.233.27
50th percentile3.483.393.523.54
75th percentile3.713.683.743.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 732 students have applied to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Among them, 169 students have accepted to admit and 137 have enrolled into Cleveland-Marshall College of LawThe acceptance rate is 23.09% and the yield is 81%.
The acceptance rate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is lower than the acceptance rate of Ohio law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Admission Statistics
Cleveland-Marshall College of LawOhio Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants7328,692475,703
Admitted1693,667135,643
Enrolled1371,29040,338
Acceptance Rate23.09%46.75%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)81.07%39.15%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 466 students enrolled to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Among them 420 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 46 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 137 students newly joined to to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. By gender, there are 62 men and 77 women first-time students at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. By attending status, 116 students enrolled as full-time and 23 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment433466
JD Enrollment403420
Non-JD Enrollment3046
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total14311529 13711623
Men695616 71557
Women725913 776116

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 80.44% where 92 students took the exam and 74 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Ohio law schools (84.14%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates9099
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total8292
New Graduates6673
Prior Year Graduates1619
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers2426
Exam Passer6274
Exam Pass Rate75.61%80.44%
Ohio Pass Rate79.41%84.14%

Law Schools in Ohio

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