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University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Since 1895, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been preparing students to become excellent attorneys and leaders in the legal profession and society. Known and respected globally for our scholarship, we offer quality academics, a world-class faculty, endless opportunities for hands-on learning, and exceptional career preparation and placement. Our curriculum is strong on fundamentals and embraces innovation, focusing on issues ranging from commercialization of new technologies to conflict resolution to cyber security. We also maintain an outstanding cost-to-value ratio, and we’re committed to providing scholarships for highly qualified students through all three years. In fact, nearly 70 percent of our student body receives scholarship funds in the form of merit or need-based awards.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.pitt.edu/
Address: 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Admission Phone: (412) 648-1805
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students456
Student-faculty ratio12:1
Tuition $33,152 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,332 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$1,219 per year (part-time, in-state)
$1,775 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$18,974
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 65
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
ChrisJLugo 150 P 3.50

Accepted

No 06/15/17 06/15/17 06/15/17 6 months ago
tyjdevries 158 A 3.71

Accepted

Yes 03/13/16 03/15/16 03/24/16 2 years ago
mpr32 156 A 3.57

Accepted

12/16/15 12/16/15 02/03/16 2 years ago
mlee29 153 A 3.07

Accepted

12/22/15 12/24/15 - 2 years ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Accepted

12/02/15 12/04/15 - 2 years ago
abbietodaro16 170 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
taylordennen 153 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
tad63 162 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
kpennathur 150 P 3.05

Interested In Applying

No - - - 6 months ago
JordanIorio 170 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
mxs1108 155 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
pgovil 156 A 3.65

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Bwild 156 P 3.04

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
mmoyer409 155 P 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
mlav 149 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
candacewhite1995 157 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
saboaj 148 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

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azottola 156 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
VirginiaLefever 162 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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jlb282 163 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

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JJCrites 165 A 4.03

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rachaelstewart 163 A 3.59

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kmm242 155 A 3.55

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
sarahkerrigan 168 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

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tboyle1010 157 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

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shelbytana 153 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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jmg205 153 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jrasko1011 170 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
bbuck96 120 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

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aheathcock 170 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
TheAlyson 159 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jayne3160 170 A 3.37

Interested In Applying

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Jayne3160 170 A 3.37

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mblock24 148 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
als327 130 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

05/01/18 05/01/18 05/01/18 2 years ago
akanner 165 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
oliviarene 149 A 3.14

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
gabtre59 148 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
akal1181 158 A 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Oliviajoan 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
abeluk 152 A 3.10

Pending

11/21/17 11/21/17 - 4 weeks ago
henryglitz1996 164 A 3.53

Pending

- - - 2 months ago
ladaysiarenee 142 A 3.40

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
jknesh 145 A 3.60

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
sarahcn 155 A 3.70

Pending

09/22/15 09/22/15 - 2 years ago
scorrado 163 A 3.60

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
lyounge2013 148 A 3.46

Rejected

No - - - 7 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants134114010
Number of Offers4854850
Number of Matriculants1401400
75% GPA3.643.640
Median GPA3.423.420
25% GPA3.123.120
75% LSAT1521520
Median LSAT1561560
25% LSAT1591590
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students456
Total Students Receiving Grants296
% of Students Receiving Grants64.9
75% Grant Amount$26,000
Median Grant Amount$15,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship53
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)9
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship17%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (37.3)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (15.4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (10.1)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (2.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (292)
  • Hispanics (21)
  • Black or African American (30)
  • Asian (17)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (53)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (8)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (12)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (33)


  • Total Women% (45.7)
  • Total Men% (53.6)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 189 78.23% 76.69% 1.54%
2014 211 90.36% 80.85% 9.51%
2013 232 80.93% 81.46% -0.53%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (38)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (13)
  • Employed Other (37)
  • Unemployed (70)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association