Capital University Law School

Capital University Law School

For someone who wants to learn the law – not just in the classroom, but in the real world – Capital University Law School is ideally situated. The Law School is in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio, the state capital and America’s 15th-largest metropolitan area. For aspiring attorneys, our location provides access to job and networking opportunities in law firms ranging from just a few lawyers to a few hundred. We are just blocks from the state, federal and local government agencies that hire many CapLaw graduates. And Central Ohio boasts numerous Fortune 500 companies and other major corporations. Plus, Capital University Law School is in the heart of the Discovery District, near the Columbus Museum of Art, Municipal Library, and three other major college campuses. We exist near a vibrant social scene, including Columbus Blue Jackets professional hockey, Columbus Clippers minor league baseball, world-class restaurants, concerts, theaters, night clubs, symphonies, ballet… everything you would expect in one of the nation’s most thriving cities!

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students410
Student-faculty ratio24:1
Tuition $34,270 per year (full-time, in-state)
$34,270 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$28,060 per year (part-time, in-state)
$28,060 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$18,789
Founded In1954
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 40
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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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
dude 161 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Mmiles 150 A 3.71

Pending

11/10/15 - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants52846981
Number of Offers41836256
Number of Matriculants1268640
75% GPA3.53.53.41
Median GPA3.173.213.05
25% GPA2.852.942.71
75% LSAT144145144
Median LSAT148149146
25% LSAT152153151
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students410
Total Students Receiving Grants271
% of Students Receiving Grants66.1
75% Grant Amount$20,500
Median Grant Amount$17,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship90
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)16
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship18%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (45.9)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (19.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.5)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (280)
  • Hispanics (13)
  • Black or African American (47)
  • Asian (8)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (28)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (16)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (11)


  • Total Women% (44.4)
  • Total Men% (55.6)
Capital University Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 142 71.76% 78.57% -6.81%
2014 156 84.72% 81.13% 3.59%
2013 178 86.59% 86.22% 0.37%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (251)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (38)
  • Employed Other (22)
  • Unemployed (81)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (5)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association