Michigan State University College of Law

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Michigan State University College of Law

The Law College is perfectly situated in the heart of a Big Ten university and just minutes from Michigan’s state capital. Our students have easy access to countless legal employers, the abundant resources of a leading research university, and the entertainment and cultural choices of a vibrant college town. Plus, MSU’s international name recognition and a loyal network of more than 530,000 alumni enhance our graduates’ marketability and further strengthen the value of a Michigan State Law degree.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.msu.edu/
Address: 648 N Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824
Admission Phone: (517) 432-0222
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students801
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $41,528 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,528 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$28,640 per year (part-time, in-state)
$28,640 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$16,150
Founded In1941
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/30/19
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline04/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Michigan State University College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Michigan State 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
sboettch 159 A 3.13

Accepted

Yes - - 02/27/17 2 years ago
Tgilmo45 160 A 3.25

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
mikebac 156 A 3.78

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
mlee29 153 A 3.07

Accepted

Yes 12/22/15 12/23/15 01/15/16 3 years ago
saraspears97 157 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
acushnyr 162 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
Smoli028 150 P 3.15

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
taylordennen 153 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Clarkpickle 155 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
lululemonliana 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Penninel 139 A 3.02

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Ander1wd 150 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - 2 years ago
EssenceP1025 155 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Elliotta07 149 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
wolber14 157 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
paulbuck 160 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mpulido 158 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Bproc 161 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
ebbio13 145 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Nicholas7294 170 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
vinsk1ma 158 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
FrederickCook1980 130 A 2.27

Pending

- - - 3 years ago
abeluk 152 A 3.15

Waitlisted

11/21/17 11/21/17 12/21/17 10 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants21072107
Number of Offers10801080
Number of Matriculants261261
75% GPA3.753.75
Median GPA3.563.56
25% GPA3.213.21
75% LSAT157157
Median LSAT154154
25% LSAT150150
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students760
Total Students Receiving Grants580
% of Students Receiving Grants76
75% Grant Amount$37,232
Median Grant Amount$25,112
25% Grants Amount$8,950
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship230
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)37
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship16%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (19)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (43)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (14)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (190)
  • Hispanics (16)
  • Black or African American (16)
  • Asian (10)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (9)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (17)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (12)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (9)


  • Total Women% (52)
  • Total Men% (47)
Michigan State University College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 220 81.36%
2016 253 74.70%
2015 269 88.85%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (341)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (16)
  • Employed Other (2)
  • Unemployed (34)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association