Widener University Commonwealth Law School - Harrisburg

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Widener University Commonwealth Law School - Harrisburg

The faculty of widener law Harrisburg combine distinction in legal scholarship with a passionate commitment to help you achieve success in law school and launch your legal career. Located in Harrisburg, capital of the nation’s sixth most populous state, the school enriches students’ experience through multi-faceted partnerships across state government, many of them with Widener alumni. Specialized institutes and centers focus on environmental law and on law and government. Other notable offerings include an excellent legal writing program, certificate programs in advocacy and in business advising, and an extensive process of bar exam preparation. A Summer Start Program allows you to get a jump-start on law school with classes before your first year.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.commonwealthlaw.widener.edu
Address: Lipka Hall, Widener University, Chester, PA 19013
Admission Phone: (302) 477-2703
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students204
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $43,258 per year (full-time, in-state)
$43,258 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$30,316 per year (part-time, in-state)
$30,316 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$21,628
Founded In1988
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline05/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline04/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Widener University Commonwealth Law School - Harrisburg

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Widener University Commonwealth Law School - Harrisburg

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
ejsetar 152 A 3.42

Accepted

- - - 8 months ago
Bwild 156 P 3.04

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants53543382
Number of Offers36231052
Number of Matriculants1078027
75% GPA3.453.43.52
Median GPA3.133.123.32
25% GPA2.872.872.91
75% LSAT145145145
Median LSAT148147149
25% LSAT150149154
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students204
Total Students Receiving Grants156
% of Students Receiving Grants76.5
75% Grant Amount$19,000
Median Grant Amount$10,000
25% Grants Amount$5,000
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 (66.2)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (9.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.5)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (187)
  • Hispanics (12)
  • Black or African American (18)
  • Asian (6)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (7)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (6)


  • Total Women% (46.4)
  • Total Men% (53.6)
Widener University Commonwealth Law School - Harrisburg Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 73 76.81% 76.31% 0.50%
2014 116 81.05% 80.85% 0.20%
2013 116 83.33% 81.20% 2.13%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (86)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (19)
  • Employed Other (8)
  • Unemployed (9)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (0)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association