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The Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law

Class of 2018 - Snapshot 911 Completed Applications 395 Offers 43% Acceptance Rate 76 Enrolled Penn State’s Dickinson Law, one of Penn State’s two separately accredited law schools located in Carlisle, PA, is committed to producing profession-ready lawyers equipped with the doctrinal knowledge, practice skills, and extralegal competencies necessary to excel in an increasingly global legal market. The hallmarks of a Dickinson Law education are an innovative curriculum that from the very first day of law school relies heavily on experiential learning to prepare our students to practice law, and a welcoming and supporting community. Founded in 1834, Dickinson Law is the oldest law school in PA and the fifth oldest in the country. For nearly 185 years, Dickinson Law graduates have included the nation’s most distinguished attorneys, judges, government and corporate leaders, and legal educators. Our 1997 merger with Penn State expanded our reputation, network, and joint-degree programs—complementing Dickinson Law’s legacy as an innovative leader in experiential education. Experience the Dickinson Law community today by taking our virtual tour.

Contact Info


Website: https://dickinsonlaw.psu.edu/
Address: Lewis Katz Hall, 150 S. College St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Admission Phone: (717) 240-5207
Admission Email: [email protected]

2018 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students207
Student-faculty ratio
Tuition $50,582 per year (full-time, in-state)
$50,582 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
per year (part-time, in-state)
per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$21,238
Founded In1834
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline06/30/19
Full-time program application fee$0
Financial Aid Deadline03/30/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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The Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

The Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
colombiangal 152 A 3.77

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
tranpl 150 P 3.69

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jshelton 154 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jflink7 155 A 3.15

Pending

12/04/18 12/05/18 - 4 months ago
jflink7 155 A 3.15

Rejected

- - - 2 months ago
prs 151 A 3.66

Waitlisted

10/27/18 10/29/18 11/16/18 6 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants911911
Number of Offers395395
Number of Matriculants76760
75% GPA3.663.66
Median GPA3.433.43
25% GPA3.213.21
75% LSAT162162
Median LSAT160160
25% LSAT158158
2018 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students193
Total Students Receiving Grants192
% of Students Receiving Grants99
75% Grant Amount$53.000
Median Grant Amount$48,000
25% Grants Amount$40,000
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 (9)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (20)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (26)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (45)

2018 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (53)
  • Hispanics (4)
  • Black or African American (6)
  • Asian (5)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other ()
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (2)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (4)


  • Total Women% (45)
  • Total Men% (55)
The Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 57 87.72% 79.64% 12.47%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (41)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (7)
  • Employed Other (1)
  • Unemployed ()
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree ()

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association