West Virginia University College of Law

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West Virginia University College of Law

Founded in 1878 and ABA accredited since 1923, West Virginia University College of Law is affordable and nationally recognized in top law school rankings. Our curriculum is competitive and rigorous, combining the best in traditional legal education with dynamic law programs that address emerging challenges throughout our global society. With a focus on justice, ethics, and professionalism, WVU Law offers premier law degree and joint degree programs, and practice-ready experiences through law clinics and externships, guided by professors who are accomplished attorneys and distinguished legal scholars.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.wvu.edu/
Address: 101 Law School Dr, Morgantown, WV 26506
Admission Phone: (304) 293-5301
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students326
Student-faculty ratio10:1
Tuition $20,916 per year (full-time, in-state)
$37,674 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$15,290
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

West Virginia University College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Ericksonp07 150 A 3.37

Accepted

03/01/17 03/17/17 - 2 years ago
zachm0326 157 A 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
davisd1 162 P 2.93

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
PhantasmalUndertow 150 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
BobbyConcord 153 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Grievence 149 P 2.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Bennetts221 149 A 3.65

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
hawkinse15 160 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mebarker 152 A 2.96

Pending

No 03/15/18 03/26/18 - 7 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants552552
Number of Offers315315
Number of Matriculants103103
75% GPA3.633.63
Median GPA3.323.32
25% GPA3.043.04
75% LSAT155155
Median LSAT153153
25% LSAT151151
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students305
Total Students Receiving Grants244
% of Students Receiving Grants80
75% Grant Amount$17,500
Median Grant Amount$8,170
25% Grants Amount$6,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (54)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (14)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (12)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (97)
  • Hispanics (5)
  • Black or African American (4)
  • Asian (1)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (3)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (2)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (3)


  • Total Women% (49)
  • Total Men% (50)
West Virginia University College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 104 79.81%
2016 93 65.59%
2015 125 88.00%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (55)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (23)
  • Employed Other (26)
  • Unemployed (16)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (6)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association