Charleston School of Law - SC

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Charleston School of Law - SC

The Charleston School of Law offers students the unique opportunity to study the time-honored practice of law amid the beauty and grace of one of the South's most historic cities, Charleston, South Carolina. Tracing its historic traditions to the 1825 formation of The Forensic Club, the Charleston School of Law is reinvigorating the study of law in Charleston by offering a rich, comprehensive three-year program rooted in excellence. Not only can students take advantage of mentoring programs offered in conjunction with Charleston's collegial, professional Bar, they benefit from a firsthand look at the study of law in a city anchored by a vital, downtown civic hub known as the Four Corners of Law.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.charlestonlaw.edu/Home.aspx
Address: 81 Mary St, Charleston, SC 29403
Admission Phone: (843) 377-2143
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students355
Student-faculty ratio24:1
Tuition $40,716 per year (full-time, in-state)
$40,716 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$32,738 per year (part-time, in-state)
$32,738 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$22,603
Founded In2006
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline05/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Charleston School of Law - SC

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Charleston School of Law - SC

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Emilygates 144 A 3.20

Accepted

Yes - - - 7 months ago
Clancaster18 160 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
apryl02x 138 A 2.70

Interested In Applying

No - - - 9 months ago
Kashley11 150 P 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
riley12clark 150 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
jwhaddad 136 A 2.50

Interested In Applying

No 08/23/16 - - one year ago
Celeazu01 132 A 2.98

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
brandireeves 157 P 3.35

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
bbo8 165 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
arabia0217 138 A 2.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
zacharygoetz 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
chadjwhs 160 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

10/30/15 08/30/15 12/03/15 2 years ago
Clarington 136 A 3.70

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
MClarington 136 A 3.70

Waitlisted

- - - 5 months ago
ClaringtonM 136 A 3.70

Waitlisted

- - - 9 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants12581039131
Number of Offers91287834
Number of Matriculants21519817
75% GPA3.313.323.12
Median GPA3.013.012.98
25% GPA2.72.72.73
75% LSAT141142141
Median LSAT145145144
25% LSAT149149152
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students355
Total Students Receiving Grants270
% of Students Receiving Grants76.1
75% Grant Amount$20,000
Median Grant Amount$12,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship14
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)3
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship21%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (50.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (25.4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (300)
  • Hispanics (20)
  • Black or African American (59)
  • Asian (6)
  • American Indian / Native (13)
  • Other (19)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (1)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (16)


  • Total Women% (53.5)
  • Total Men% (46.3)
Charleston School of Law - SC Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 137 62.50% 72.78% -10.28%
2014 167 69.80% 73.41% -3.61%
2013 222 75.60% 79.49% -3.89%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (153)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (105)
  • Employed Other (29)
  • Unemployed (53)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (7)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association