Penn State Dickinson Law

The law school of Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson Law, known as Penn State Dickinson Law, is a Public, 4 years school in Carlisle, PA. Total 260 students are attending the law school and 93 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 161 and the average GPA is 3.54. The law school tuition & fees at Penn State Dickinson Law is $54,614.

  • LSAT Average: 161
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $54,614
  • Acceptance Rate: 39.58%
  • Student Population: 260
  • First-Year Student: 93

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Penn State Dickinson Law is $54,614 for law school students. The tuition increased by 1.97% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $18,570 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 Pennsylvania is $41,816 for Pennsylvania residents and $44,528 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $38,162 for State residents and $43,641 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of Penn State Dickinson Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Pennsylvania law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Penn State Dickinson Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Pennsylvania 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
Penn State Dickinson Law$52,526$53,558$54,614
Pennsylvania Law Schools$44,528$44,528-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,641-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 161 and the average GPA is 3.54 at Penn State Dickinson Law.
The LSAT score of Penn State Dickinson Law is higher than the average LSAT score of Pennsylvania law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Penn State Dickinson Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Pennsylvania 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
Penn State Dickinson LawPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile157156155
50th percentile161160158
75th percentile163162161
GPA distribution
Penn State Dickinson LawPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.223.293.27
50th percentile3.543.583.55
75th percentile3.733.763.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,190 students have applied to Penn State Dickinson Law. Among them, 471 students have accepted to admit and 93 have enrolled into Penn State Dickinson LawThe acceptance rate is 39.58% and the yield is 20%.
The acceptance rate of Penn State Dickinson Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Pennsylvania law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Penn State Dickinson Law.
Admission Statistics
Penn State Dickinson LawPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants1,19022,113472,661
Admitted4715,409133,801
Enrolled931,52339,745
Acceptance Rate39.58%35.17%39.89%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.75%28.77%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 260 students enrolled to Penn State Dickinson Law. Among them 256 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 4 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 93 students newly joined to to Penn State Dickinson Law. By gender, there are 51 men , 43 women, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students at Penn State Dickinson Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Penn State Dickinson Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment231260
JD Enrollment227256
Non-JD Enrollment44
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total7693
Men4351
Women3543
Other02

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 91.67% where 60 students took the exam and 55 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Pennsylvania law schools (0%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates5773
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total5560
New Graduates5359
Prior Year Graduates20
Early Takers01
No Exam Takers413
Exam Passer4555
Exam Pass Rate81.82%91.67%
Pennsylvania Pass Rate78.13%0%

Law Schools in Pennsylvania

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