uclan law school ranking

Last Updated on July 31, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

National Comparison: Overview of Facts

#1 in Private Sector Salary

UCLA Law is tied for #1 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($180,000).

#12 in Median LSAT

UCLA Law is tied for #12 in terms of the median LSAT score (168) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.

#16 in Acceptance Rate

UCLA Law ranks #16 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 22.5% among those who applied for admission.

#22 in Employment Rate at Graduation

#41 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
UCLA Law ranks #22 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (71.5%) and #41 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (83.8%).

#28 in Median Undergraduate GPA

UCLA Law ranks #28 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.72) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#31 in Library Size

UCLA Law ranks #31 in terms of library size with 709,053 volumes or equivalents.

#31 in Presence of Minority Faculty

UCLA Law ranks #31 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (19.5%).

#39 in Student to Faculty Ratio

UCLA Law is tied for #39 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (5.9:1).

#40 in Presence of Minority Students

UCLA Law ranks #40 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (43.8%).

#42 in Presence of Female Faculty

UCLA Law is tied for #42 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (45.3%).

#48 in Highest Tuition (out-of-state)

#98 in Highest Tuition (in-state)
UCLA Law ranks #48 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its out-of state tuition of $52,094, and it ranks #98 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its in-state tuition of $45,600. 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 $18,612 per year.

#57 in Bar Passage Rate

UCLA Law ranks #57 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (86.0%), and it outperforms by +27.7% the state of California’s overall bar passage rate of 58.3%. (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.)

#80 in Public Sector Salary

UCLA Law is tied for #80 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($55,053).

Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline:February 1
Application Fee:$75
Admissions Statistics20202017
Acceptance Rate22.5%29.7%
LSAT Score (Median)168166
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)165-169162-169
GPA (Median)3.723.68
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)3.52-3.853.51-3.86
Bar Exam Statistics20202017
State in which most graduates took bar exam:CACA
School’s bar passage rate:86.0%81.4%
State overall bar passage rate:58.3%60.2%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:+27.7%+21.2%
Employment Statistics20202017
Graduates employed at graduation:71.5%58.9%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:83.8%87.5%
Tuition and Expenses20202017
Tuition (In-State):$45,600N/A
Tuition (Out-of-State):$52,094N/A
Room and Board:$18,612$17,719
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:80.6%81.0%
Median grant amount among full-time students:$20,000$21,000
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:$123,594$118,874
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:67.6%72.5%

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