California Western School of Law

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California Western School of Law

Class of 2018 - Snapshot 1598 Completed Applications 943 Offers 59% Acceptance Rate 241 Enrolled California Western provides a rigorous, traditional legal education with an emphasis on developing problem-solving, communication, writing, and analytical thinking skills. This broad skill-base allows our students to see the big picture, and evaluate the social and economic context behind a wide array of legal problems.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.cwsl.edu/
Address: 225 Cedar Street San Diego, CA 92101
Admission Phone: (619) 525-1401
Admission Email: [email protected]

2018 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students676
Student-faculty ratio20:1
Tuition $52,470 per year (full-time, in-state)
$52,470 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$36,910 per year (part-time, in-state)
$36,910 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$24,890
Founded In1962
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadlineN/A
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid DeadlineN/A
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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California Western School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

California Western School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 4 years ago
JGreens 161 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
lapin14 140 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
clrobinson25 134 A 2.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
DEJESUSESTER93 173 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
emilysem 147 A 3.03

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
francesagoncillo 155 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Elizabethg12 145 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mcjensen1234 162 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 4 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
franceserickao 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
goorancid 158 A 3.23

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
jy4752 145 A 2.90

Rejected

No 01/07/19 - - 5 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants1598
Number of Offers943
Number of Matriculants24123824
75% GPA3.393.393.39
Median GPA3.173.173.21
25% GPA2.912.912.78
75% LSAT152152153
Median LSAT150150150
25% LSAT148147148
2018 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students693
Total Students Receiving Grants550
% of Students Receiving Grants79
75% Grant Amount$45,468
Median Grant Amount$30,312
25% Grants Amount$17,600
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship191
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)60
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship32%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (29)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (40)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (10)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (4)

2018 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (112)
  • Hispanics (41)
  • Black or African American (12)
  • Asian (13)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (0)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (5)
  • Two or more races Total (35)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (7)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (12)


  • Total Women% (60)
  • Total Men% (40)
California Western School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 191 59.69% 66.19% -6.73
2016 176 63.07%
2015 214 85.05%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (106)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (21)
  • Employed Other (7)
  • Unemployed (0)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (0)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association