California Western School of Law

California Western School of Law

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.

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students628
Student-faculty ratio20:1
Tuition $48,900 per year (full-time, in-state)
$48,900 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$34,300 per year (part-time, in-state)
$34,300 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$23,792
Founded In1962
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline04/03/17
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 - - - one year ago
DEJESUSESTER93 173 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 weeks ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
emilysem 147 A 3.03

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
francesagoncillo 170 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
Elizabethg12 145 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
mcjensen1234 162 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
franceserickao 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
goorancid 158 A 3.23

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants15031612111
Number of Offers104598065
Number of Matriculants27324231
75% GPA3.373.393.3
Median GPA3.183.222.93
25% GPA2.822.842.66
75% LSAT146146145
Median LSAT149149150
25% LSAT152152152
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students628
Total Students Receiving Grants611
% of Students Receiving Grants97.3
75% Grant Amount$38,728
Median Grant Amount$23,280
25% Grants Amount$12,008
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship249
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)29
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship12%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (47.1)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (43.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.1)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (5.4)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (341)
  • Hispanics (123)
  • Black or African American (41)
  • Asian (42)
  • American Indian / Native (9)
  • Other (84)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (9)
  • Two or more races Total (43)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (11)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (21)


  • Total Women% (59.5)
  • Total Men% (40.5)
California Western School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 252 60.00% 63.91% -3.91%
2014 220 71.76% 66.07% 5.69%
2013 239 71.35% 71.33% 0.02%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (266)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (11)
  • Employed Other (3)
  • Unemployed (12)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (7)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association