University of Wisconsin Law School

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]

2016 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 ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$19,706
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline01/12/16
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
BrisaMartinez 153 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
jshelton 154 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
kbrown0950 153 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

No - - - 10 months ago
rachellu1092 155 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
jwowwzalaw5 165 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jpett 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kymastan17 160 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
georgesarah00 151 P 3.82

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
vinsk1ma 158 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
DAVIDSTIL 166 A 3.40

Pending

10/22/15 10/28/15 - 2 years ago
marissaxbeth 153 A 3.46

Waitlisted

- - - 9 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants140612920
Number of Offers6426420
Number of Matriculants1491454
75% GPA3.723.720
Median GPA3.583.580
25% GPA3.33.30
75% LSAT1561560
Median LSAT1611610
25% LSAT1631630
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students542
Total Students Receiving Grants411
% of Students Receiving Grants75.8
75% Grant Amount$8,000
Median Grant Amount$15,679
25% Grants Amount$28,296
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 (35.1)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (30.3)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.7)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (9.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (368)
  • Hispanics (46)
  • Black or African American (29)
  • Asian (13)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (48)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (21)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (10)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (17)


  • Total Women% (47.5)
  • Total Men% (52.5)
University of Wisconsin Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 213 100.00% 77.11% 22.89%
2014 250 100.00% 81.22% 18.78%
2013 244 100.00% 89.87% 10.13%

Total Graduates 2016

  • 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