Dedman School of Law

The law school of Southern Methodist University, known as Dedman School of Law, is a Private, 4 years school in Dallas, TX. Total 795 students are attending the law school and 224 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 163 and the average GPA is 3.76. The law school tuition & fees at Dedman School of Law is $61,058.

  • LSAT Average: 163
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $61,058
  • Acceptance Rate: 33.42%
  • Student Population: 795
  • First-Year Student: 224

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Dedman School of Law is $61,058 for law school students. The tuition increased by 37.23% compared to last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Texas is $32,383 for Texas residents and $37,995 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 Dedman School of Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Texas law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Dedman School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Texas 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
Dedman School of Law$57,566$44,494$61,058
Texas Law Schools$37,995$37,995-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 163 and the average GPA is 3.76 at Dedman School of Law.
The LSAT score of Dedman School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of Texas law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Dedman School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of Texas law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
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
Dedman School of LawTexas Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile158155155
50th percentile163158158
75th percentile164160161
GPA distribution
Dedman School of LawTexas Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.433.213.27
50th percentile3.763.533.54
75th percentile3.893.723.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 2,334 students have applied to Dedman School of Law. Among them, 780 students have accepted to admit and 224 have enrolled into Dedman School of LawThe acceptance rate is 33.42% and the yield is 29%.
The acceptance rate of Dedman School of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Texas law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Dedman School of Law.
Admission Statistics
Dedman School of LawTexas Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants2,33428,460475,703
Admitted7807,881135,643
Enrolled2242,34540,338
Acceptance Rate33.42%32.34%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.72%30.69%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 795 students enrolled to Dedman School of Law. Among them 719 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 76 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 224 students newly joined to to Dedman School of Law. By gender, there are 97 men and 129 women first-time students at Dedman School of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Dedman School of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment766795
JD Enrollment700719
Non-JD Enrollment6676
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total269224
Men12497
Women149129

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 85.18% where 189 students took the exam and 161 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Texas law schools (0%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates254223
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total267189
New Graduates236173
Prior Year Graduates2211
Early Takers95
No Exam Takers1645
Exam Passer231161
Exam Pass Rate86.51%85.18%
Texas Pass Rate77.28%0%

Law Schools in Texas

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