University of Pennsylvania Law School Overview

Founded in 1850, University of Pennsylvania Law School is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Philadelphia, PA. University of Pennsylvania Law School is ranked 5th in Best Law Schools, 7th in Highest LSAT Scores, 4th in Lowest Acceptance Rate, 3rd in Expensive Law School Tuition. Next statements briefly introduces University of Pennsylvania Law School with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at University of Pennsylvania Law School is 170 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at University of Pennsylvania Law School is 3.89 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at University of Pennsylvania Law School is $68,606 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at University of Pennsylvania Law School is 14.51% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 973 law school students have enrolled to University of Pennsylvania Law School.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at University of Pennsylvania Law School is 97.07% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at University of Pennsylvania Law School is $68,606. The law school tuition has increased by 3.34% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $60,042. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $41,760.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $18,136 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $16,352 when a student lives off campus.

University of Pennsylvania Law School 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

University of Pennsylvania Law School 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$66,390$68,606
Undergraduate Program$55,584$57,770
Graduate Program$38,630$40,182
On-campus Living Costs$17,506$18,136
Off-campus Living Costs$17,506$16,352

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of University of Pennsylvania Law School is 170. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of University of Pennsylvania Law School is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.89 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

University of Pennsylvania Law School 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile171171
50th Percentile170170
25th Percentile164163
GPA
75th Percentile3.953.96
50th Percentile3.893.89
25th Percentile3.493.54

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at University of Pennsylvania Law School is 14.51% where 6,483 applicants have applied to and 941 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at University of Pennsylvania Law School is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 45.03%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 24.97% where 235 students finally enrolled out of 941 admitted students. The yield University of Pennsylvania Law School is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

University of Pennsylvania Law School2020 Admission Statistics Table

University of Pennsylvania Law School 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants6,4136,483
Admitted935941
Enrolled238235
Acceptance Rate14.58%14.51%
Yield25.45%24.97%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 973 law school students have enrolled to University of Pennsylvania Law School. 772 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 201 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
249 first-time students have enrolled in University of Pennsylvania Law School. By gender, 128 male and 121 female first-time students newly enrolled in University of Pennsylvania Law School. With 14 pre-admitted students, there are 249 first-time law school Students at University of Pennsylvania Law School.

University of Pennsylvania Law School2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at University of Pennsylvania Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment952973
JD Enrollment755772
Non-JD Enrollment197201
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020 First-year Student Population University of Pennsylvania Law School
20192020
Total251249
Men120128
Women131121

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at University of Pennsylvania Law School, the bar exam pass rate is 97.07% - 239 students have taken and 232 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than Pennsylvania average bar exam pass rate (79.69%).

University of Pennsylvania Law School Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at University of Pennsylvania Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates243249
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total240239
New Graduates235235
Prior Year Graduates52
Early Exam Takers02
No Exam Takers611
Exam Passer221232
Exam Pass Rate92.09%97.07%
Pennsylvania Pass Rate76.8%79.69%
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