California Western School of Law

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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.

Contact Info


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

2017 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 Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$23,792
Founded In1962
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline04/03/19
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 - - - 3 years ago
JGreens 161 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
lapin14 140 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
clrobinson25 134 A 2.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
DEJESUSESTER93 173 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
emilysem 147 A 3.03

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
francesagoncillo 155 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Elizabethg12 145 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mcjensen1234 162 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
franceserickao 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
goorancid 158 A 3.23

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants16331633
Number of Offers976976
Number of Matriculants24024031
75% GPA3.433.43
Median GPA3.223.22
25% GPA2.852.85
75% LSAT153153
Median LSAT150150
25% LSAT147147
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students640
Total Students Receiving Grants643
% of Students Receiving Grants100
75% Grant Amount$37,680
Median Grant Amount$21,400
25% Grants Amount$12,200
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship259
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)59
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship22%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (50)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (43)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (4)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (119)
  • Hispanics (30)
  • Black or African American (12)
  • Asian (22)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (7)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (4)
  • Two or more races Total (38)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (3)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (7)


  • Total Women% (59)
  • Total Men% (40)
California Western School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 191 59.69%
2016 176 63.07%
2015 214 85.05%

Total Graduates 2017

  • 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