Willamette University College of Law

Willamette University College of Law is a Private, 4 years school in Salem, OR. Total 352 students are attending the law school and 121 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 154 and the average GPA is 3.32. The law school tuition & fees at Willamette University College of Law is $49,080.

  • LSAT Average: 154
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $49,080
  • Acceptance Rate: 61.06%
  • Student Population: 352
  • First-Year Student: 121

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Willamette University College of Law is $49,080 for law school students. The tuition increased by 3.28% compared to last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Oregon is $44,009 for Oregon residents and $47,081 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 Willamette University College of Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Oregon law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Willamette University College of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Oregon 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
Willamette University College of Law$47,520$47,520$49,080
Oregon Law Schools$42,624$47,081-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 154 and the average GPA is 3.32 at Willamette University College of Law.
The LSAT score of Willamette University College of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Oregon law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Willamette University College of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Oregon 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
Willamette University College of LawOregon Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile151155155
50th percentile154158158
75th percentile157161161
GPA distribution
Willamette University College of LawOregon Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile2.943.173.27
50th percentile3.323.473.54
75th percentile3.613.703.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 719 students have applied to Willamette University College of Law. Among them, 439 students have accepted to admit and 121 have enrolled into Willamette University College of LawThe acceptance rate is 61.06% and the yield is 28%.
The acceptance rate of Willamette University College of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Oregon law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Willamette University College of Law.
Admission Statistics
Willamette University College of LawOregon Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants7193,776475,703
Admitted4391,876135,643
Enrolled12148440,338
Acceptance Rate61.06%51.68%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.56%26.13%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 352 students enrolled to Willamette University College of Law. Among them 335 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 17 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 121 students newly joined to to Willamette University College of Law. By gender, there are 58 men , 74 women, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students at Willamette University College of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Willamette University College of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment380352
JD Enrollment347335
Non-JD Enrollment3317
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total121121
Men5858
Women6674
Other22

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 91.31% where 23 students took the exam and 21 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Oregon law schools (81.52%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates87108
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total7923
New Graduates7617
Prior Year Graduates32
Early Takers04
No Exam Takers1186
Exam Passer6521
Exam Pass Rate82.28%91.31%
Oregon Pass Rate79.74%81.52%

Law Schools in Oregon

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