Southern University Law Center

Southern University Law Center is a Public, 4 years school in Baton Rouge, LA. Total 715 students are attending the law school and 335 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 146 and the average GPA is 3.03. The law school tuition & fees at Southern University Law Center is $30,034.

  • LSAT Average: 146
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $30,034
  • Acceptance Rate: 53.94%
  • Student Population: 715
  • First-Year Student: 335

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Southern University Law Center is $17,434 for Louisiana residents and $30,034 for out-of-state students. The tuition has not been increased to the same amount as last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $17,580 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 Louisiana is $36,258 for Louisiana residents and $43,268 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 Southern University Law Center is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Louisiana law schools.
The next table shows the Southern University Law Center tuition & fees and compare it to the Louisiana 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
Southern University Law Center$17,434$30,034$17,434$30,034$17,434$30,034
Louisiana Law Schools$36,258$43,268 $36,258$43,268-
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 146 and the average GPA is 3.03 at Southern University Law Center.
The LSAT score of Southern University Law Center is lower than the average LSAT score of Louisiana law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Southern University Law Center is lower than the average LSAT score of Louisiana 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
Southern University Law CenterLouisiana Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile144144151155
50th percentile146145154158
75th percentile149147157161
GPA distribution
Southern University Law CenterLouisiana Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile2.812.553.133.27
50th percentile3.12.853.383.54
75th percentile3.443.233.643.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,129 students have applied to Southern University Law Center. Among them, 609 students have accepted to admit and 335 have enrolled into Southern University Law CenterThe acceptance rate is 53.94% and the yield is 55%.
The acceptance rate of Southern University Law Center is higher than the acceptance rate of Louisiana law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Southern University Law Center.
Admission Statistics
Southern University Law CenterLouisiana Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants1,1295,690475,703
Admitted6092,706135,643
Enrolled33597740,338
Acceptance Rate53.94%49.57%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)55.01%37.39%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 715 students enrolled to Southern University Law Center. All students enrolled in JD(Juris Doctor Degree) program .
For the first class, 335 students newly joined to to Southern University Law Center. By gender, there are 143 men , 197 women, and 3 other/unknown gender first-time students at Southern University Law Center. By attending status, 259 students enrolled as full-time and 84 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment669715
JD Enrollment669715
Non-JD Enrollment00
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total23014893 33525684
Men1084934 16711330
Women1589959 19714354
Other000 330

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 41.66% where 12 students took the exam and 5 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Louisiana law schools (76.99%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates150138
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total13612
New Graduates8712
Prior Year Graduates490
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers63119
Exam Passer865
Exam Pass Rate63.24%41.66%
Louisiana Pass Rate74.09%76.99%

Law Schools in Louisiana

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