Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) is a private, nonprofit, and independent law school. Accredited by the ABA and a member of AALS, the law school emphasizes an individualized approach to learning by integrating the cognitive sciences and learning theory into its curriculum. The flexible curriculum allows students to begin their studies in either August or January. Also, students can pursue a law degree in a full- or part-time (day or evening) program and accelerate graduation by attending classes in the summer. This multitrack approach, traceable to the school's roots as a longtime supporter of military personnel and working adults, gives students the option of pursuing a law degree full or part time while continuing their employment.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.tjsl.edu/
Address: 1155 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Admission Phone: (619) 297-9700
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students663
Student-faculty ratio20:1
Tuition $47,600 per year (full-time, in-state)
$47,600 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$35,700 per year (part-time, in-state)
$35,700 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$27,150
Founded In1996
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline08/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Kltaylo3 156 A 3.20

Accepted

Yes 02/28/17 02/28/17 03/08/17 7 months ago
jcarbonetta 155 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
swenski71 145 P 3.22

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
hbraidma 163 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mcjensen1234 162 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
sonta01 143 A 2.23

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants11071043127
Number of Offers915815100
Number of Matriculants23219339
75% GPA3.153.153.16
Median GPA2.892.892.87
25% GPA2.612.642.39
75% LSAT141140141
Median LSAT143143144
25% LSAT147147147
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students663
Total Students Receiving Grants465
% of Students Receiving Grants70.1
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$10,500
25% Grants Amount$3,000
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 (48.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (19.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.8)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (241)
  • Hispanics (156)
  • Black or African American (78)
  • Asian (70)
  • American Indian / Native (12)
  • Other (15)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (7)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (7)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (1)


  • Total Women% (57.3)
  • Total Men% (42.7)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 232 48.23% 64.95% -16.72%
2014 336 49.05% 66.99% -17.94%
2013 297 55.24% 73.20% -17.96%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (332)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (171)
  • Employed Other (211)
  • Unemployed (329)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (32)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association