Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is located in the historic Old Towne district of Orange, California. We are part of the nonprofit private university that is over 150 years old. The law school, established in 1995, received full approval by the ABA in 2002 and AALS accreditation in January 2006. The school of law is part of the main university campus, which gives law students access to educational, cultural, and recreational activities that often cannot be replicated at a stand-alone law school. It also lets us offer cross-disciplinary study in approved courses with other colleges within our university.

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students467
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Tuition $50,548 per year (full-time, in-state)
$50,548 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$40,248 per year (part-time, in-state)
$40,248 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$27,880
Founded In1998
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/17/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline03/02/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
gilbert2252 157 A 3.27

Accepted

01/31/17 02/02/17 02/13/17 6 months ago
Maddy123 156 A 3.23

Accepted

Yes 11/23/16 01/04/17 01/17/17 7 months ago
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
alexisphilpott 162 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 months ago
brookehickerson 160 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
lululemonliana 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
tabethakirsten 150 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
chase02 165 P 3.07

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Chomysplace 120 P 3.42

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants1499144097
Number of Offers74872721
Number of Matriculants1901846
75% GPA3.483.480
Median GPA3.243.240
25% GPA3.033.030
75% LSAT1521520
Median LSAT1551550
25% LSAT1571570
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students467
Total Students Receiving Grants265
% of Students Receiving Grants56.7
75% Grant Amount$48,150
Median Grant Amount$38,520
25% Grants Amount$24,075
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship106
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)54
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship51%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (12)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (21.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (15.6)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (7.5)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (247)
  • Hispanics (89)
  • Black or African American (5)
  • Asian (70)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (65)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (28)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (5)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (31)


  • Total Women% (54.1)
  • Total Men% (45.9)
Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 132 72.74% 64.19% 8.55%
2014 146 75.86% 66.77% 9.09%
2013 178 76.39% 71.66% 4.73%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (134)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (23)
  • Employed Other (30)
  • Unemployed (29)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (8)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association