Widener Law Commonwealth

The law school of Widener University, known as Widener Law Commonwealth, is a Private, 4 years school in Chester, PA. Total 337 students are attending the law school and 124 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 148 and the average GPA is 3.20. The law school tuition & fees at Widener Law Commonwealth is $53,910.

  • LSAT Average: 148
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $53,910
  • Acceptance Rate: 58.87%
  • Student Population: 337
  • First-Year Student: 124

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Widener Law Commonwealth is $53,910 for law school students. The tuition increased by 3.92% compared to last year.
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 Widener Law Commonwealth 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 Widener Law Commonwealth 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
Widener Law Commonwealth$50,340$51,878$53,910
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 148 and the average GPA is 3.2 at Widener Law Commonwealth.
The LSAT score of Widener Law Commonwealth is lower than the average LSAT score of Pennsylvania law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Widener Law Commonwealth is lower than the average LSAT score of Pennsylvania 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
Widener Law CommonwealthPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile146147156155
50th percentile148151160158
75th percentile151156162161
GPA distribution
Widener Law CommonwealthPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile2.892.573.293.27
50th percentile3.213.133.583.54
75th percentile3.513.473.763.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 778 students have applied to Widener Law Commonwealth. Among them, 458 students have accepted to admit and 124 have enrolled into Widener Law CommonwealthThe acceptance rate is 58.87% and the yield is 27%.
The acceptance rate of Widener Law Commonwealth is higher than the acceptance rate of Pennsylvania law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Widener Law Commonwealth.
Admission Statistics
Widener Law CommonwealthPennsylvania Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants77822,113475,703
Admitted4585,409135,643
Enrolled1241,52340,338
Acceptance Rate58.87%35.17%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.07%28.77%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 337 students enrolled to Widener Law Commonwealth. All students enrolled in JD(Juris Doctor Degree) program .
For the first class, 124 students newly joined to to Widener Law Commonwealth. By gender, there are 51 men , 75 women, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students at Widener Law Commonwealth. By attending status, 104 students enrolled as full-time and 23 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment322337
JD Enrollment322337
Non-JD Enrollment00
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total1099318 12410323
Men54437 62456
Women615011 755817
Other000 110

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 69.66% where 89 students took the exam and 62 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Pennsylvania law schools (79.44%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates79101
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total7289
New Graduates6475
Prior Year Graduates714
Early Takers10
No Exam Takers1526
Exam Passer4962
Exam Pass Rate68.05%69.66%
Pennsylvania Pass Rate79.17%79.44%

Law Schools in Pennsylvania

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