Profile of First-Year Class

At Dickinson Law, we aim to limit the size of our entering class to no more than 100 diverse and highly credentialed students. Our law school family includes students who have served in the military, self-identify as students of color and/or as members of the LGBTQ community, are first-generation graduate students, and are first-generation college students. The data reported below are from Dickinson Law’s fall 2018 admissions cycle.

PROFILE OF FALL 2018 ENTERING CLASS:
 Total Number of Applicants 911
 Total Number of Offers of Admissions 395
 Total Number of Matriculants  76

 

LSAT CREDENTIALS:
 75th Percentile  162
 Median  160
 25th Percentile  158

 

GPA CREDENTIALS:
 75th Percentile  3.66
 Median  3.43
 25th Percentile  3.21

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS OF COLOR:
 23.68%

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS AS MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY:
 10.53%

 

AGE:
 Average  25
 Median  22
 Range  20 - 64

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION GRADUATE STUDENTS:
 46.05%

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS:
 26.32%

 

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION: 22 states
States: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia

 

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES REPRESENTED:
Members of this class have attended a variety of undergraduate institutions including Auburn University, Brigham Young University, Dickinson College, Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Penn State, Skidmore College, Smith College, Spelman University, University of Arizona, University of California – Davis, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of Georgia, University of Iowa, University of Virginia, Yale University

 

Before attending Dickinson Law, members of the class of 2021:
  • worked as a Microsoft cyber consultant on enhanced security projects for the Department of Defense and National Football League 
  • researched organometallic catalysts for carbon dioxide reduction as a research lab assistant 
  • worked on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and led teams of grassroots canvassers seeking to raise funds for HRC and to lobby Congress to pass the Equity Act 
  • translated into Chinese the Russian part of the transnational documentary “Another Me in the World” 
  • served as a member of the China-South and Southeast Asia Think Tank Forum and investigated background information of countries in Southeast Asia 
  • conducted airborne command and control for USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group as a flight officer for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye 
  • raised a service dog for a nonprofit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs at no cost to people with disabilities 
  • volunteered as mentors, tutors, and counselors, and served both national and international nonprofits