Cumberland School of Law

The law school of Samford University, known as Cumberland School of Law, is a Private, 4 years school in Birmingham, AL. Total 510 students are attending the law school and 159 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 154 and the average GPA is 3.54. The law school tuition & fees at Cumberland School of Law is $44,318.

  • LSAT Average: 154
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $44,318
  • Acceptance Rate: 60.66%
  • Student Population: 510
  • First-Year Student: 159

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Cumberland School of Law is $44,318 for law school students. The tuition increased by 90.29% compared to last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Alabama is $22,179 for Alabama residents and $28,663 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 Cumberland School of Law is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Alabama law schools.
The next table shows the Cumberland School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Alabama 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
Cumberland School of Law$42,610$23,290$44,318
Alabama Law Schools$28,663$28,663-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 154 and the average GPA is 3.54 at Cumberland School of Law.
The LSAT score of Cumberland School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Alabama law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Cumberland School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Alabama 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
Cumberland School of LawAlabama Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile151153155
50th percentile154156158
75th percentile157159161
GPA distribution
Cumberland School of LawAlabama Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.243.233.27
50th percentile3.543.573.54
75th percentile3.763.753.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 638 students have applied to Cumberland School of Law. Among them, 387 students have accepted to admit and 159 have enrolled into Cumberland School of LawThe acceptance rate is 60.66% and the yield is 41%.
The acceptance rate of Cumberland School of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Alabama law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Cumberland School of Law.
Admission Statistics
Cumberland School of LawAlabama Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants6382,663475,703
Admitted3871,081135,643
Enrolled15941340,338
Acceptance Rate60.66%45.36%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)41.09%40.03%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 510 students enrolled to Cumberland School of Law. Among them 450 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 60 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 159 students newly joined to to Cumberland School of Law. By gender, there are 67 men and 96 women first-time students at Cumberland School of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Cumberland School of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment506510
JD Enrollment437450
Non-JD Enrollment6960
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)46-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total159159
Men7167
Women8896

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 79.85% where 134 students took the exam and 107 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Alabama law schools (78.69%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates138141
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total138134
New Graduates125124
Prior Year Graduates1310
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers1216
Exam Passer114107
Exam Pass Rate82.61%79.85%
Alabama Pass Rate83.31%78.69%

Law Schools in Alabama

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