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University of Wisconsin Law School

The University of Wisconsin Law School is the professional school for the study of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. The law school was founded in 1868. The law school is situated on Bascom Hill, the center of the UW-Madison campus. In 1996, the law school completed a major renovation project that joined two previous buildings and created a four-story glass atrium. The renovation was recognized by the American Institute of Architects for its innovative design, incorporating modern design into the 150 years of architecture on historic Bascom Hill. In addition to lecture halls and smaller classrooms, the law school contains a fully-functional trial courtroom, appellate courtroom, and an extensive law library.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.wisc.edu/
Address: 975 Bascom Mall Madison, WI 53706
Admission Phone: (608) 262-2240
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students542
Student-faculty ratio11:1
Tuition $21,450 per year (full-time, in-state)
$40,146 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$1,881 per year (part-time, in-state)
$3,439 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$19,706
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline01/12/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Wisconsin Law School

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
k923m543 158 P 3.52

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rbcontr1 170 P 2.90

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Sarah 164 A 3.57

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madelinenafziger 159 P 3.80

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Pm67 155 P 3.46

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BrisaMartinez 153 P 3.70

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jshelton 154 A 3.26

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kbrown0950 153 P 3.78

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No - - - 2 years ago
rachellu1092 155 P 3.60

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Jpett 160 P 3.50

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kymastan17 160 P 3.20

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georgesarah00 151 P 3.82

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

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vinsk1ma 158 A 3.84

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LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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Mknapp1 152 A 3.42

Pending

- - - 7 months ago
DAVIDSTIL 166 A 3.40

Pending

10/22/15 10/28/15 - 3 years ago
marissaxbeth 153 A 3.46

Waitlisted

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants13751375
Number of Offers584584
Number of Matriculants148148
75% GPA3.783.78
Median GPA3.623.62
25% GPA3.243.24
75% LSAT163163
Median LSAT161161
25% LSAT156156
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students505
Total Students Receiving Grants398
% of Students Receiving Grants79
75% Grant Amount$26,786
Median Grant Amount$18,696
25% Grants Amount$10,000
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 (30)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (32)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (16)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (126)
  • Hispanics (17)
  • Black or African American (9)
  • Asian (3)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (5)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (2)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (5)


  • Total Women% (42)
  • Total Men% (57)
University of Wisconsin Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 153 100.00%
2016 184 100.00%
2015 213 100.00%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (51)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (8)
  • Employed Other (6)
  • Unemployed (8)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (1)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association