Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

We are a mission-driven institution dedicated to expanding opportunities for the underserved in the legal profession, preparing a diverse group of students for leadership roles in the legal profession, business, and government, and offering leadership in teaching, research, and service. For almost 70 years, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University has been a catalyst for initiating courageous conversations and a progenitor of equality, diversity, and opportunity in keeping with the values and ideals of our namesake, Justice Thurgood Marshall. As a community of change agents, our law school has empowered the disenfranchised and underserved by preparing lawyers to practice law and to shape social and public policy. In addition, our diverse faculty is a community of prolific and cutting-edge teachers and scholars who emphasize teaching excellence and who produce legal scholarship that enriches, embraces, and celebrates an array of legal issues and perspectives.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.tsulaw.edu/
Address: 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004
Admission Phone: (713) 313.-7114
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students508
Student-faculty ratio15:1
Tuition $20,245 per year (full-time, in-state)
$27,235 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$20,506
Founded In1949
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 55
Financial Aid Deadline04/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Wphilip1234 150 A 2.80

Accepted

Yes - - - 3 months ago
MClarington 136 A 3.70

Accepted

- - - 3 months ago
tgraham12 142 A 3.16

Accepted

- - - 7 months ago
ClaringtonM 136 A 3.70

Accepted

No - - - 7 months ago
Clarington 136 A 3.70

Accepted

No - - - 8 months ago
Djones1986 137 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 days ago
jcucutharris 136 A 2.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
jessicahuerta16 143 A 3.42

Interested In Applying

No - - - 10 months ago
Angelica.jacox 148 A 3.53

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
haleyan31 149 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Tcgaymon 150 A 3.21

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ladaysiarenee 142 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Boxingsbest 165 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
njg009 147 P 3.46

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
CharlesSarkiss 159 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
amcastro 148 A 3.74

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
marinacastro70 145 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jayleww 142 A 3.07

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
agras96 150 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tylerabrice 150 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Bolly811 156 P 2.77

Pending

- - - 7 months ago
mehak1011 139 P 2.30

Pending

No - - - one year ago
Jbrookz23 150 P 2.76

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Cschutt91 135 A 2.60

Rejected

- - - one year ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants125611880
Number of Offers5915910
Number of Matriculants2272270
75% GPA3.383.380
Median GPA3.063.060
25% GPA2.782.780
75% LSAT1421420
Median LSAT1451450
25% LSAT1471470
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students508
Total Students Receiving Grants280
% of Students Receiving Grants55.1
75% Grant Amount$13,900
Median Grant Amount$7,600
25% Grants Amount$4,500
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship114
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)89
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship78%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (46.3)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (0.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (8.3)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (79)
  • Hispanics (164)
  • Black or African American (277)
  • Asian (19)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (2)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (57.5)
  • Total Men% (42.5)
Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 141 57.97% 73.21% -15.24%
2014 158 63.33% 77.42% -14.09%
2013 151 66.80% 85.08% -18.28%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (149)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (30)
  • Employed Other (12)
  • Unemployed (45)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association