Whittier Law School

Whittier Law School

Our campus sits on 14 spacious acres in the midst of the beautiful Orange County, California. Our location offers inviting outdoor space, easy access off the 405 freeway and ample parking. Within a few miles of the campus you will find numerous charming beach communities that offer whatever water sport you can imagine as well as artists and surfers alike. The Orange County Performing Arts center sits nearby and so do culinary delights and world class shopping. More important, however, is the rich community you will find within Whittier Law School. We have an exceptionally diverse and friendly student body that will make you feel right at home and help you adjust to the demands of law school. The Administration and staff at the law school care deeply about the quality of your education and about your success. You will find outstanding professors eager to engage with you inside and outside of class and who care about you and your education. You will receive a fine legal education here in a challenging but supportive environment.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.law.whittier.edu/
Address: 3333 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Admission Phone: (714) 444-4141
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students456
Student-faculty ratio22:1
Tuition $45,350 per year (full-time, in-state)
$45,350 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$30,400 per year (part-time, in-state)
$30,400 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$32,136
Founded In1985
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
SedinaS 170 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ejgomez 160 P 3.07

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants934999127
Number of Offers62155764
Number of Matriculants13211220
75% GPA3.093.083.19
Median GPA2.852.833.01
25% GPA2.622.612.63
75% LSAT144144143
Median LSAT146146144
25% LSAT149149146
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students456
Total Students Receiving Grants258
% of Students Receiving Grants56.6
75% Grant Amount$26,250
Median Grant Amount$18,000
25% Grants Amount$9,695
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 (33.6)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (20.2)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (2.9)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (138)
  • Hispanics (122)
  • Black or African American (33)
  • Asian (32)
  • American Indian / Native (11)
  • Other (55)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (31)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (3)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (20)


  • Total Women% (60.1)
  • Total Men% (39.9)
Whittier Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 135 38.07% 63.81% -25.74%
2014 189 47.03% 66.39% -19.36%
2013 204 65.69% 71.48% -5.79%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (141)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (35)
  • Employed Other (43)
  • Unemployed (30)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (6)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association