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]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students367
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$33,776
Founded In1966
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline04/30/19
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

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants654654
Number of Offers356356
Number of Matriculants154154
75% GPA3.343.34
Median GPA3.073.07
25% GPA2.862.86
75% LSAT150150
Median LSAT147147
25% LSAT145145
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students350
Total Students Receiving Grants283
% of Students Receiving Grants81
75% Grant Amount$32,145
Median Grant Amount$21,430
25% Grants Amount$12,900
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)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (39)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (79)
  • Hispanics (58)
  • Black or African American (12)
  • Asian (31)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (1)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (10)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (7)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (1)


  • Total Women% (51)
  • Total Men% (48)
Western State College of Law at Argosy University Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 75 58.67%
2016 88 45.455
2015 108 81.48%

Total Graduates 2017

  • 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