Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University Law School is a Public, 4 years school in Detroit, MI. Total 396 students are attending the law school and 123 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 161 and the average GPA is 3.75. The law school tuition & fees at Wayne State University Law School is $36,942.

  • LSAT Average: 161
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $36,942
  • Acceptance Rate: 32.87%
  • Student Population: 396
  • First-Year Student: 123

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Wayne State University Law School is $33,873 for Michigan residents and $36,942 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 $18,324 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 Michigan is $47,543 for Michigan residents and $48,758 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 Wayne State University Law School is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Michigan law schools.
The next table shows the Wayne State University Law School tuition & fees and compare it to the Michigan 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
Wayne State University Law School$33,935$37,008$35,259$38,452$33,873$36,942
Michigan Law Schools$47,543$48,758 $47,543$48,758-
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 161 and the average GPA is 3.75 at Wayne State University Law School.
The LSAT score of Wayne State University Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of Michigan law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Wayne State University Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of Michigan 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
Wayne State University Law SchoolMichigan Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile157154155
50th percentile161158158
75th percentile164161161
GPA distribution
Wayne State University Law SchoolMichigan Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.413.213.27
50th percentile3.753.503.54
75th percentile3.873.673.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 940 students have applied to Wayne State University Law School. Among them, 309 students have accepted to admit and 123 have enrolled into Wayne State University Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 32.87% and the yield is 40%.
The acceptance rate of Wayne State University Law School is lower than the acceptance rate of Michigan law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Wayne State University Law School.
Admission Statistics
Wayne State University Law SchoolMichigan Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants94012,504475,703
Admitted3093,048135,643
Enrolled1231,02740,338
Acceptance Rate32.87%38.63%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)39.81%34.72%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 396 students enrolled to Wayne State University Law School. Among them 382 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 14 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 123 students newly joined to to Wayne State University Law School. By gender, there are 56 men and 67 women first-time students at Wayne State University Law School. By attending status, 117 students enrolled as full-time and 6 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment434396
JD Enrollment419382
Non-JD Enrollment1514
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total1191169 1231176
Men62585 56533
Women62584 67643

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 87.95% where 141 students took the exam and 124 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Michigan law schools (78.15%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates132145
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total119141
New Graduates107118
Prior Year Graduates1123
Early Takers10
No Exam Takers2527
Exam Passer97124
Exam Pass Rate81.51%87.95%
Michigan Pass Rate70.55%78.15%

Law Schools in Michigan

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