Western State College of Law at Argosy University

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Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Founded in 1966, Western State College of Law is the oldest law school in Orange County, Southern California, and is fully ABA approved. Noted for small classes and personal attention from an accessible faculty focused on student success, Western State maintains bar pass rates consistently in the top half of California’s ABA law schools. Western State’s 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys. Exposure to real world legal settings, practical experience, and invaluable contacts with alumni practitioners—all will assist you in the transition to the job market and throughout your professional career.

Contact Info

Website: http://www.wsulaw.edu/
Address: 1 Banting Irvine CA 92618-3601
Admission Phone: (714) 459-1101
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Student-faculty ratio19:1
Tuition $43,350 per year (full-time, in-state)
$43,350 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$29,150 per year (part-time, in-state)
$29,150 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$33,776
Founded In2005
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline04/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data


Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants633589124
Number of Offers37031060
Number of Matriculants15011040
75% GPA3.263.263.25
Median GPA3.033.023.09
25% GPA2.812.842.71
75% LSAT145145145
Median LSAT147147148
25% LSAT151150151
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students338
Total Students Receiving Grants267
% of Students Receiving Grants79
75% Grant Amount$34,000
Median Grant Amount$21,430
25% Grants Amount$10,716
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship0
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship0.00%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (41.1)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (36.7)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (136)
  • Hispanics (120)
  • Black or African American (32)
  • Asian (51)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (9)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (2)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (6)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (1)

  • Total Women% (53.1)
  • Total Men% (46.9)
Western State College of Law at Argosy University Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 111 52.25% 64.28% -12.03%
2014 149 62.68% 66.05% -3.37%
2013 116 77.58% 71.54% 6.04%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (69)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (18)
  • Employed Other (30)
  • Unemployed (86)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association