West Virginia University College of Law

West Virginia University College of Law

Founded in 1878 and ABA accredited since 1923, West Virginia University College of Law is affordable and nationally recognized in top law school rankings. Our curriculum is competitive and rigorous, combining the best in traditional legal education with dynamic law programs that address emerging challenges throughout our global society. With a focus on justice, ethics, and professionalism, WVU Law offers premier law degree and joint degree programs, and practice-ready experiences through law clinics and externships, guided by professors who are accomplished attorneys and distinguished legal scholars.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.wvu.edu/
Address: 101 Law School Dr, Morgantown, WV 26506
Admission Phone: (304) 293-5301
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students326
Student-faculty ratio10:1
Tuition $20,916 per year (full-time, in-state)
$37,674 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 Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$15,290
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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West Virginia University College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

West Virginia University College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Ericksonp07 150 A 3.37

Accepted

03/01/17 03/17/17 - 8 months ago
zachm0326 156 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
davisd1 162 P 2.93

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
PhantasmalUndertow 150 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BobbyConcord 153 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Grievence 149 P 2.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Bennetts221 149 A 3.65

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
hawkinse15 160 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants4796390
Number of Offers2862860
Number of Matriculants1061060
75% GPA3.63.60
Median GPA3.333.330
25% GPA3.063.060
75% LSAT1511510
Median LSAT1531530
25% LSAT1561560
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students326
Total Students Receiving Grants245
% of Students Receiving Grants75.2
75% Grant Amount$26,676
Median Grant Amount$17,784
25% Grants Amount$8,892
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 (41.1)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (19)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (15)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (268)
  • Hispanics (3)
  • Black or African American (11)
  • Asian (7)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (16)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (11)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (5)


  • Total Women% (43.3)
  • Total Men% (56.7)
West Virginia University College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 122 75.58% 78.61% -3.03%
2014 119 75.86% 81.82% -5.96%
2013 127 76.92% 76.19% 0.73%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (55)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (23)
  • Employed Other (26)
  • Unemployed (16)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (6)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association