Profile of First-Year Class

At Dickinson Law, we intentionally limit the size of our entering class to no more than 75 diverse and highly credentialed students. Our law school family includes students who openly identify as members of the LGBTQ community, have served in the military, and self-identify as students of color. The data reported below are from Dickinson Law’s Fall 2016 admissions cycle.

PROFILE OF FALL 2016 ENTERING CLASS:
 Total Number of Applicants 817
 Total Number of Offers of Admissions 293
 Total Number of Matriculants  58

 

LSAT CREDENTIALS:
 75th Percentile  160
 Median  158
 25th Percentile  156

 

GPA CREDENTIALS:
 75th Percentile  3.71
 Median  3.48
 25th Percentile  3.07

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS OF COLOR:
 20.69%

 

AGE:
 Average  24
 Median  23
 Range  21 - 52

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION GRADUATE STUDENTS:
 50%

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS:
 18.97%

 

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL MERIT AWARDS:
 67.24%

 

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION: 16 states
States: California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

 

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES REPRESENTED:
Members of this class have attended a variety of undergraduate institutions including American University, Brigham Young University, Cornell University, Dickinson College, Florida State University, Georgia State University, Gettysburg College, Grove City College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Mills College, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, State University of New York (SUNY), Temple University, University of California, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and UT-Austin.

 

In June 2014, the American Bar Association approved Penn State University’s request to operate two separate and fully accredited law schools under the Penn State umbrella: Dickinson Law in Carlisle and Penn State Law in University Park. Both of Penn State’s law schools seated their first separately accredited classes in Fall 2015; however, historic data for classes that entered between 2006 and 2014 remains unified.