Profile of First-Year Class

At Dickinson Law, we aim to limit the size of our entering class to no more than 75 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 2017 admissions cycle.

PROFILE OF FALL 2017 ENTERING CLASS:
 Total Number of Applicants 673
 Total Number of Offers of Admissions 264
 Total Number of Matriculants  73

 

LSAT CREDENTIALS:
 75th Percentile  162
 Median  159
 25th Percentile  158

 

GPA CREDENTIALS:
 75th Percentile  3.67
 Median  3.29
 25th Percentile  3.01

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS OF COLOR:
 21.92%

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS AS MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY:
 16.44%

 

AGE:
 Average  26
 Median  24
 Range  21 - 56

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION GRADUATE STUDENTS:
 52.05%

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS:
 28.77%

 

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION: 26 states
States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

 

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES REPRESENTED:
Members of this class have attended a variety of undergraduate institutions including Brigham Young University, College of William and Mary, Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University, Temple University, Texas Tech, University of Delaware, University of Arizona, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin

 

Before attending Dickinson Law, members of the class of 2020:
  • launched a charitable garden that donated more than 150,000 pounds of produce to the local food bank
  • isolated DNA from patient samples at a company specializing in molecular diagnostic testing for inherited genetic disorders
  • worked for several decades as a surgeon
  • directed and filmed a documentary focusing on abandoned and orphaned children at risk for human trafficking and gang activity in Honduras
  • worked as a business analyst at a Fortune 500, multi-state health care system
  • served as a Marine and worked as a service officer with Paralyzed Veterans of Americans
  • served on the Board of Directors for an organization dedicated to providing therapy dogs to people in need
  • volunteered as mentors, tutors, and counselors, and served both national and international nonprofits