Penn State Law

The law school of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, known as Penn State Law, is a Public, 4 years school in University Park, PA. Total 524 students are attending the law school and 136 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 162 and the average GPA is 3.76. The law school tuition & fees at Penn State Law is $53,580.

  • LSAT Average: 162
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $53,580
  • Acceptance Rate: 35.64%
  • Student Population: 524
  • First-Year Student: 136

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Penn State Law is $53,580 for law school students. The tuition increased by 2.59% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $18,464 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 $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of Penn State 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 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 Law$50,980$52,228$53,580
Pennsylvania Law Schools$44,528$44,528-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 162 and the average GPA is 3.76 at Penn State Law.
The LSAT score of Penn State 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 Law is higher than the average LSAT score of Pennsylvania 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
Penn State LawPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile155156155
50th percentile162160158
75th percentile163162161
GPA distribution
Penn State LawPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.43.293.27
50th percentile3.763.583.54
75th percentile3.93.763.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 2,329 students have applied to Penn State Law. Among them, 830 students have accepted to admit and 136 have enrolled into Penn State LawThe acceptance rate is 35.64% and the yield is 16%.
The acceptance rate of Penn State 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 Law.
Admission Statistics
Penn State LawPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants2,32922,113475,703
Admitted8305,409135,643
Enrolled1361,52340,338
Acceptance Rate35.64%35.17%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)16.39%28.77%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 524 students enrolled to Penn State Law. Among them 394 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 130 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 136 students newly joined to to Penn State Law. By gender, there are 59 men and 80 women first-time students at Penn State Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Penn State Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment513524
JD Enrollment380394
Non-JD Enrollment133130
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total133136
Men5959
Women7580

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 82.11% where 95 students took the exam and 78 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Pennsylvania law schools (79.78%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates147117
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total13495
New Graduates13189
Prior Year Graduates36
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers1515
Exam Passer11478
Exam Pass Rate85.08%82.11%
Pennsylvania Pass Rate77.25%79.78%

Law Schools in Pennsylvania

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