Entering Class Profile

Fall 2015 JD Entering Class Profile

The first year entering class is composed of 433 full time and 40 part time students. The LSAT and GPA medians for the Fall 2015 entering class are 165 and 3.71 respectively, and the class is comprised of 55% women and 37% minorities.

Our students arrive from 11 countries, 43 states, as well as D.C., and 215 undergraduate institutions. Of these students, 169 students graduated from college with honors. In addition, 62% of students took off a year or more before coming to law school, and, of those, forty three students hold advanced degrees.

In this entering class, there are nine members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including one Navy Seal who led over a hundred combat missions (with zero casualties). We also have 17 teachers (ten are Teach for America members), 3 student body presidents, 18 captains, and 3 Fulbright Scholars. Many of our students are committed to service—fourteen students have founded a student group or non-profit including a sanitation project in Tanzania and ministry for orphans and widows in Malawi.

Our 1Ls have experienced another culture through travel, work, teaching English or study abroad programs. One hundred and seventy two (172) of our students speak one language besides English, and 112 students have studied abroad. The largest number of countries traveled by a student for this year was 32 countries.

The transfer class is composed students from 34 law schools, 67 colleges and universities and 15 foreign institutions. Twenty-six hold graduate degrees, and the transfer class is comprised of 50% women and 49% minorities.

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