university of alabama school of law ranking

Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline:N/A
Application Fee:$40
Admissions Statistics20202017
Acceptance Rate31.1%36.7%
LSAT Score (Median)164160
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)157-165156-164
GPA (Median)3.883.61
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)3.42-3.953.29-3.93
Bar Exam Statistics20202017
State in which most graduates took bar exam:ALAL
School’s bar passage rate:94.5%94.8%
State overall bar passage rate:69.6%78.8%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:+24.9%+16.0%
Employment Statistics20202017
Graduates employed at graduation:61.8%49.7%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:89.3%85.4%
Tuition and Expenses20202017
Tuition (In-State):$23,920N/A
Tuition (Out-of-State):$42,180N/A
Room and Board:$12,702$12,230
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:69.2%76.3%
Median grant amount among full-time students:$21,000$15,000
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:$81,738$74,921
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:71.7%69.4%
Students & Faculty20202017
Total Students:382431
Men:56.2%57.3%
Women:43.8%42.7%
Student Racial Demographics:
White:77.7%N/A
Black:10.2%N/A
Hispanic:5.0%N/A
Asian:0.5%N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio:6.4 : 1N/A
Total Faculty:103N/A
Male:68.0%N/A
Female:32.0%N/A
Minority:11.7%N/A

National Comparison: Overview of Facts

#7 in Median Undergraduate GPA

Alabama Law ranks #7 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.88) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#18 in Employment Rate at 10 Months

#34 in Employment Rate at Graduation
Alabama Law ranks #18 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (89.3%) and #34 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (61.8%) .

#19 in Bar Passage Rate

Alabama Law ranks #19 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (94.5%), and it outperforms by +24.9% the state of Alabama’s overall bar passage rate of 69.6%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)

#24 in Median LSAT

Alabama Law is tied for #24 in terms of the median LSAT score (164) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.

#36 in Library Size

Alabama Law ranks #36 in terms of library size with 676,336 volumes or equivalents.

#37 in Acceptance Rate

Alabama Law ranks #37 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 31.1% among those who applied for admission.

#67 in Student to Faculty Ratio

Alabama Law is tied for #67 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (6.4:1).

#95 in Private Sector Salary

Alabama Law is tied for #95 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($70,000).

#111 in Presence of Minority Faculty

Alabama Law ranks #111 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (11.7%).

#123 in Highest Tuition (out-of-state)

#239 in Highest Tuition (in-state)
Alabama Law ranks #123 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its out-of state tuition of $42,180, and it ranks #239 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its in-state tuition of $23,920. We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. Room and board expenses average $12,702 per year.

#131 in Public Sector Salary

Alabama Law is tied for #131 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($50,000).

#158 in Presence of Minority Students

Alabama Law ranks #158 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (22.3%).

#165 in Presence of Female Faculty

Alabama Law is tied for #165 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (32.0%).

About this Report

This report was released in spring 2019.

GPA & LSAT

References to the lowest, median, and highest GPA and LSAT scores reflect those of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2018.

Acceptance Rates

The acceptance rate is that of applicants granted admission as full-time students for classes commencing in fall 2018. The acceptance rate of the applicants does not reflect actual enrollment rates, a subset figure.

Student-to-Faculty Ratios

The student-to-faculty ratio shows the number of students for that class per faculty member. This ratio reflects the applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2018.

Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the winter and summer 2017 administrations of the bar examinations. The state noted is that in which the greatest number of the law school’s graduates took the bar exam for the reported period.

Employment Rates

The employment rates shown are those of the 2017 full-time graduates at the time of graduation and ten months after graduation.

Law Library Volumes

The data indicate the number of print and microform volumes, as well as volume equivalents.

Gender, Race & Ethnicity

The data shown indicate the percentage of the faculty that are male and female, respectively, and the percentage of the faculty and students that are racial or ethnic minority (Hispanics of any race, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, multiracial, non-resident alien, or unknown race).

Salaries

The salary statistics are those of full-time, long-term employed law graduates for the class of 2017 at the time of graduation and within ten months after graduation (approximately spring 2018 ), as self-reported by the graduates.

The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Private” reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in private practice as law firm associates. The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Public” reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level.

In determining median salaries, jobs classified as “JD advantage” have been excluded (i.e., positions in which the employer requires a JD or considers it an advantage to hold such a degree, but in which admission to the bar is not required).