Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

The law school of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, known as Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, is a Private, 4 years school in Lansing, MI. Total 706 students are attending the law school and 184 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 148 and the average GPA is 2.99. The law school tuition & fees at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is $44,140.

  • LSAT Average: 148
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $44,140
  • Acceptance Rate: 48.95%
  • Student Population: 706
  • First-Year Student: 184

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is $44,140 for law school students. The tuition increased by 6.90% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $13,388 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 Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Michigan law schools.
The next table shows the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley 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
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School$41,290$41,290$44,140
Michigan Law Schools$48,758$48,758-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 148 and the average GPA is 2.99 at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
The LSAT score of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is lower than the average LSAT score of Michigan law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is lower than the average LSAT score of Michigan 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
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolMichigan Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile146146154155
50th percentile148147158158
75th percentile152150161161
GPA distribution
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolMichigan Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile2.562.653.213.27
50th percentile2.893.033.503.54
75th percentile3.23.33.673.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,430 students have applied to Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Among them, 700 students have accepted to admit and 184 have enrolled into Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 48.95% and the yield is 26%.
The acceptance rate of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is higher than the acceptance rate of Michigan law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Admission Statistics
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolMichigan Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants1,43012,504475,703
Admitted7003,048135,643
Enrolled1841,02740,338
Acceptance Rate48.95%38.63%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.29%34.72%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 706 students enrolled to Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Among them 655 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 51 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 184 students newly joined to to Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. By gender, there are 124 men and 148 women first-time students at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. By attending status, 63 students enrolled as full-time and 209 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment1,228706
JD Enrollment1,156655
Non-JD Enrollment7251
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)72-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total29126266 18463209
Men1841395 1432995
Women18413171 14834114

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 45.92% where 294 students took the exam and 135 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Michigan law schools (76.02%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates279329
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total275294
New Graduates176208
Prior Year Graduates9986
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers103121
Exam Passer100135
Exam Pass Rate36.36%45.92%
Michigan Pass Rate71.39%76.02%

Law Schools in Michigan

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