Ave Maria School of Law

Ave Maria School of Law

Ave Maria School of Law offers a full-time three year Juris Doctor (J.D.) program that complements a traditional legal education based on the Socratic Method with an emphasis on how the law intersects with the Catholic intellectual tradition and natural law philosophy. The curriculum of Ave Maria School of Law includes a three-semester Research, Writing and Advocacy Program as well as several required courses that focus on law and ethics.

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students268
Student-faculty ratio17:1
Tuition $41,706 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,706 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$23,834
Founded In2005
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Kristian0517 140 P 3.15

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
lennonjohnson 130 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

Yes 05/02/16 05/02/16 05/31/16 one year ago
dude 161 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
lndaniels16 144 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
bruce 175 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Vlosser 149 A 3.30

Pending

10/23/15 - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants6377380
Number of Offers3463460
Number of Matriculants88880
75% GPA3.383.380
Median GPA3.083.080
25% GPA2.842.840
75% LSAT1431430
Median LSAT1471470
25% LSAT1511510
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students268
Total Students Receiving Grants233
% of Students Receiving Grants86.9
75% Grant Amount$39,450
Median Grant Amount$16,000
25% Grants Amount$2,500
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship88
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)29
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship33%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (47.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (16)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (16.4)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (6.7)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (153)
  • Hispanics (54)
  • Black or African American (16)
  • Asian (3)
  • American Indian / Native (5)
  • Other (17)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (5)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (12)


  • Total Women% (52.4)
  • Total Men% (47.6)
Ave Maria School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 79 56.90% 68.03% -11.13%
2014 112 59.10% 73.16% -14.06%
2013 157 62.57% 79.83% -17.26%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (60)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (30)
  • Employed Other (21)
  • Unemployed (43)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association