Western New England University School of Law

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Western New England University School of Law

We attract students who are passionate and entrepreneurial, who are driven by a desire to right social injustice, fight for equality for all, and preserve the rule of law at home and abroad. Many of our students are the first in their families to pursue a law degree and appreciate our generous scholarship awards, tuition freeze, and Public Interest Scholars program. Our inclusive community enrolls a diverse full- and part-time population. Our students enjoy unparalleled access to externships and clinical experiences in state and federal courts, major law firms and corporations in Springfield and Hartford, and a wide variety of nonprofit and government agencies.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.wne.edu/
Address: 1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, MA 01119
Admission Phone: (413) 782-1406
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students317
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Tuition $40,954 per year (full-time, in-state)
$40,954 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$30,298 per year (part-time, in-state)
$30,298 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramYes
Estimated Living Expenses$21,721
Founded In1974
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline04/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Western New England University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Western New England University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
dude 161 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
kbrowski 160 P 2.85

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
jgolicz 149 A 3.10

Pending

- - - 8 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants619549111
Number of Offers34228458
Number of Matriculants704624
75% GPA3.453.453.46
Median GPA3.133.083.24
25% GPA2.682.762.62
75% LSAT146146146
Median LSAT148148148
25% LSAT150150151
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students317
Total Students Receiving Grants230
% of Students Receiving Grants72.6
75% Grant Amount$29,690
Median Grant Amount$19,910
25% Grants Amount$12,000
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 (41.3)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (27.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (2.8)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.6)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (179)
  • Hispanics (22)
  • Black or African American (40)
  • Asian (9)
  • American Indian / Native (4)
  • Other (15)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (5)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (10)


  • Total Women% (56.9)
  • Total Men% (43.1)
Western New England University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 92 66.66% 81.07% -14.41%
2014 88 73.13% 84.63% -11.50%
2013 132 64.10% 84.51% -20.41%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (53)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (14)
  • Employed Other (17)
  • Unemployed (28)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (0)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association