Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Our curriculum has been developed to teach students the necessary skills needed to become proficient practitioners. We expect our students to obtain 10 credit hours of skills training during their time in law school. Our skills courses are designed to provide students with the professional skills needed to practice the law. A vital component of skills training is hands on practice experience. ONU Law’s eleven outstanding clinical placement programs allow students the opportunity to delve into the field and get the experience that will help set them apart after graduation. It provides them with the knowledge and expertise that our graduates and alumni are known for. ONU Law has provided clinical education opportunities for students for over 40 years and we continue to be on the forefront of experiential education.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.onu.edu/
Address: 306 N Main St, Lima, OH 45801
Admission Phone: (419) 772-2211
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students197
Student-faculty ratio15:1
Tuition $26,940 per year (full-time, in-state)
N/A 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 ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$17,130
Founded In1948
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline06/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
slcustis 160 A 3.21

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
HaleyN12 160 P 3.41

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jmallernee 149 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants3824620
Number of Offers2272270
Number of Matriculants58580
75% GPA3.613.610
Median GPA3.33.30
25% GPA2.982.980
75% LSAT1431430
Median LSAT1481480
25% LSAT1521520
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students197
Total Students Receiving Grants147
% of Students Receiving Grants74.6
75% Grant Amount$22,000
Median Grant Amount$18,500
25% Grants Amount$7,450
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship37
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)24
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship65%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (29.4)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (39.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (4.6)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (127)
  • Hispanics (11)
  • Black or African American (18)
  • Asian (5)
  • American Indian / Native (4)
  • Other (8)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (1)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (4)


  • Total Women% (49.1)
  • Total Men% (50.9)
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 56 72.09% 78.06% -5.97%
2014 88 81.26% 79.46% 1.80%
2013 87 85.71% 84.47% 1.24%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (155)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (51)
  • Employed Other (5)
  • Unemployed (9)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association