Salmon P. Chase College of Law

The law school of Northern Kentucky University, known as Salmon P. Chase College of Law, is a Public, 4 years school in Highland Heights, KY. Total 427 students are attending the law school and 142 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 153 and the average GPA is 3.37. The law school tuition & fees at Salmon P. Chase College of Law is $36,352.

  • LSAT Average: 153
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $36,352
  • Acceptance Rate: 65.18%
  • Student Population: 427
  • First-Year Student: 142

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Salmon P. Chase College of Law is $23,534 for Kentucky residents and $36,352 for out-of-state students. The tuition increased by 4.12% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $12,304 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 Kentucky is $23,028 for Kentucky residents and $42,435 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 Salmon P. Chase College of Law is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Kentucky law schools.
The next table shows the Salmon P. Chase College of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Kentucky 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
Salmon P. Chase College of Law$21,730$34,912$21,730$34,912$23,534$36,352
Kentucky Law Schools$23,028$42,435 $23,028$42,435-
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 153 and the average GPA is 3.37 at Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
The LSAT score of Salmon P. Chase College of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Kentucky law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Salmon P. Chase College of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Kentucky 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
Salmon P. Chase College of LawKentucky Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile151151153155
50th percentile153153155158
75th percentile156156158161
GPA distribution
Salmon P. Chase College of LawKentucky Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile2.912.693.173.27
50th percentile3.373.133.523.54
75th percentile3.643.573.753.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 537 students have applied to Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Among them, 350 students have accepted to admit and 142 have enrolled into Salmon P. Chase College of LawThe acceptance rate is 65.18% and the yield is 41%.
The acceptance rate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Kentucky law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
Admission Statistics
Salmon P. Chase College of LawKentucky Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants5372,091475,703
Admitted3501,100135,643
Enrolled14240940,338
Acceptance Rate65.18%54.13%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)40.57%37.29%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 427 students enrolled to Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Among them 403 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 24 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 142 students newly joined to to Salmon P. Chase College of Law. By gender, there are 70 men and 79 women first-time students at Salmon P. Chase College of Law. By attending status, 114 students enrolled as full-time and 35 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment415427
JD Enrollment399403
Non-JD Enrollment1624
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total1269831 14211435
Men644714 775614
Women685117 795821

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 83.84% where 99 students took the exam and 83 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Kentucky law schools (82.22%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates110111
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total11399
New Graduates8078
Prior Year Graduates3321
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers1715
Exam Passer7483
Exam Pass Rate65.49%83.84%
Kentucky Pass Rate77.44%82.22%

Law Schools in Kentucky

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