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Widener University Commonwealth Law School

About Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Overview

  • Established: 1989
  • Parent School: Widener University
  • Dean: Michael J. Hussey (Interim Dean)
  • Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2020 Application Information


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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

June Patricia Bashant (1995)
Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
San Francisco, CA
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John Pontius Jr (2004)
Pontius Tax Law, PLLC
Washington, DC
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Michael John Skinner (2007)
Skinner Law Firm, LLC
West Chester, PA
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Ashly Ryan McGarity (2014)
Skinner Law Firm
West Chester, PA
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Timothy Joseph Trott (1992)
Law Office of Timothy J. Trott
West Chester, PA
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Michael A Cibik (1976)
Cibik & Cataldo
Philadelphia, PA
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Statistics

Admissions Statistics

201920182017
Completed Applications561617592
Total Offers382383363
Acceptance Rate68.09%62.07%61.32%
LSAT Score Median149147147
LSAT Score Low146145145
LSAT Score High151148150
Undergraduate GPA Median3.113.173.19
Undergraduate GPA Low2.832.892.85
Undergraduate GPA High3.473.473.54
Total Graduates765361

Bar Exam Statistics

201920182017
Total First Time Takers725462
Total Passed492842
School's Bar Passage Rate68.05%51.85%67.74%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate79.17%76.19%78.73%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate-11.12-24.34-10.99

Tuition and Expenses

201920182017
Tuition Full Time Resident--$44,548
Tuition Full Time Non-resident--$44,548
Tuition Part Time Resident--$31,219
Tuition Part Time Non-resident--$31,219
On Campus Living Expenses---
Off Campus Living Expenses$22$21,854$21,496

Grants and Scholarships

201920182017
Total Students Reciving Grants305265215
Total Percentage Receiving Grants96%96%92%
Average Grant Amount - Median$12,500.00$10,954.50$9,500.00
Average Grant Amount - Low$6,500.00$6,000.00$5,000.00
Average Grant Amount - High$18,500.00$18,500.00$17,125.00

Students and Faculty

201920182017
Student-to-Faculty Ratio5.6:16:15.7:1
Total Students322316275
Total Students Male145147134
Total Students Female177169141
Total Faculty585348
Total Faculty Male373632
Total Faculty Female211716
Total Faculty Minorities323

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare Widener University Commonwealth Law School to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2019 National Rankings - Widener University Commonwealth Law School


#69 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.11
Widener University Commonwealth Law School is tied for #69 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.11) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#185 in Acceptance Rate - 68.09%
Widener University Commonwealth Law School ranks #185 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 68.09% among those who applied for admission.

#136 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 5.6:1
Widener University Commonwealth Law School ranks #136 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 5.6:1 faculty ratio

#25 in Median LSAT - 149
Widener University Commonwealth Law School is tied for #25 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 149 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#144 in Bar Passage Rate - 68.05%
Widener University Commonwealth Law School ranks #144 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#170 in Highest Tuition - $0
Widener University Commonwealth Law School is tied for #170 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#171 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 5.17%
Widener University Commonwealth Law School ranks #171 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (5.17%).

#124 in Presence of Female Faculty - 36%
Widener University Commonwealth Law School ranks #124 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (36%).

Contact the Widener Law Commonwealth

Widener University Commonwealth Law School
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9742
commonwealthlaw.widener.edu
Phone: 717-541-3903

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