University of Dayton School of Law

University of Dayton School of Law

Our mission is to enroll a diverse group of intellectually curious, self-disciplined, and well-motivated men and women, and to educate them in the substantive and procedural principles of public and private law. We seek to graduate highly qualified attorneys who will uphold the highest professional standards and recognize that service to others is the chief measure of professional competence. We offer a full-time JD program providing a distinguished tradition of concern for the individual student in a supportive and professional environment. Our curriculum gives students a foundation in traditional courses but also helps them develop their skills with innovative programs like our legal skills courses and curricular concentrations. Our diverse student body of 480 promotes ample opportunity for one-on-one interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students, creating an atmosphere of collegiality. Our student body actively participates in a myriad of law school organizations and community service opportunities. The University of Dayton School of Law is accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.udayton.edu/law/
Address: 300 College Park Ave, Dayton, OH 45469
Admission Phone: (937) 229-3555
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students256
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Tuition $33,391 per year (full-time, in-state)
$33,391 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$17,500
Founded In1975
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline05/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline04/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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University of Dayton School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Dayton School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Jwillia147 162 P 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
HaleyN12 160 P 3.41

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Mmiles 150 A 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants5366360
Number of Offers3223220
Number of Matriculants1131130
75% GPA3.413.410
Median GPA3.143.140
25% GPA2.832.830
75% LSAT1451450
Median LSAT1491490
25% LSAT1521520
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students256
Total Students Receiving Grants200
% of Students Receiving Grants78.1
75% Grant Amount$26,000
Median Grant Amount$12,000
25% Grants Amount$7,500
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship65
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)17
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship26%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (44.9)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (32)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (196)
  • Hispanics (19)
  • Black or African American (27)
  • Asian (6)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (19)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (7)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (11)


  • Total Women% (49.1)
  • Total Men% (50.9)
University of Dayton School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 88 62.77% 77.14% -14.37%
2014 128 61.70% 79.99% -18.29%
2013 142 77.44% 84.38% -6.94%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (173)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (52)
  • Employed Other (20)
  • Unemployed (17)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association