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Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Penn State Law, located on Penn State’s University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania, offers all of the resources of a world-class, public research institution together with challenging and innovative classroom study and ample opportunities for learning by doing. Penn State Law students study in small classes, allowing them to build relationships with each other and with the law school’s faculty of prominent legal scholars, leading practitioners, and engaging educators. Students choose from among a variety of elective courses in traditional and emerging practice areas as part of the school’s rigorous and practical curriculum, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to thrive in the legal profession. Students have convenient access to graduate-level courses and joint degrees in Penn State’s nationally ranked programs in business, education, information science and technology, health care, international affairs, and many others. Nine legal clinics, four research centers, and the ability to complete an externship in any location around the world provide students ample opportunities for experiential learning.

Contact Info


Website: https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu
Address: Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA 16802
Admission Phone: (814) 867-1251
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students157
Student-faculty ratio9:1
Tuition $46,854 per year (full-time, in-state)
$46,854 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$20,802
Founded In1931
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline06/30/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Marisakpayne 155 A 3.43

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
mlee29 153 A 3.07

Accepted

Yes 12/22/15 12/28/15 01/15/16 2 years ago
adeck 156 A 3.24

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
AidanWelsh 164 A 3.86

Accepted

Yes 01/13/16 01/15/16 01/15/16 2 years ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Accepted

Yes 09/15/15 09/16/15 10/09/15 2 years ago
jshelton 154 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
khristiannivens 150 P 3.21

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
tad63 162 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
thegoodsheppard 165 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Amarino1313 160 P 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
aealyjr22 151 A 2.92

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
mlav 149 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Tamara23kelley 145 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
essencepatterson17 153 P 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tboyle1010 157 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
shelbytana 153 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mgk5121 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
futurejd19 156 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jaredcquinn 149 A 3.68

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
akanner 165 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Yessestar 146 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kmm242 155 A 3.55

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Oliviajoan 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
rvfinhenderson 158 A 3.85

Rejected

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants81721210
Number of Offers2932930
Number of Matriculants58580
75% GPA3.713.710
Median GPA3.483.480
25% GPA3.073.070
75% LSAT1561560
Median LSAT1581580
25% LSAT1601600
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students157
Total Students Receiving Grants152
% of Students Receiving Grants96.8
75% Grant Amount$44,400
Median Grant Amount$35,112
25% Grants Amount$20,000
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 (28)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (26.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (40.1)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.9)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (130)
  • Hispanics (11)
  • Black or African American (15)
  • Asian (7)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (72)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (5)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (6)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (9)


  • Total Women% (45.1)
  • Total Men% (54.3)
Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 93 79.62% 74.31% 5.31%
2014 121 88.38% 80.17% 8.21%
2013 195 89.16% 80.68% 8.48%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (237)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (15)
  • Employed Other (0)
  • Unemployed (5)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association