Profile of First-Year Class

Orientation

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 2021 admissions cycle.

PROFILE OF FALL 2021 ENTERING CLASS:
Total Number of Applicants 1,190
Total Number of Offers of Admissions 471
Total Number of Matriculants 96

 

LSAT CREDENTIALS:
75th Percentile 163
Median 161
25th Percentile 157

 

GPA CREDENTIALS:
75th Percentile 3.73
Median 3.54
25th Percentile 3.22

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS OF COLOR:
38%

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS AS MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY:
21%

 

AGE:
Average 25.5
Median 23
Range 20 to 41

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION GRADUATE STUDENTS:
44%

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS:
21%

 

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION: 30 states (11% are from rural communities)

Our newest domestic students hail from 30 different states across the country including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

Our newest international students represent various countries including Canada, Ghana, India, Iran, South Korea, and Spain.

 

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES REPRESENTED:
Members of this class have attended a variety of undergraduate institutions including Boston University, Brandeis University, Brigham Young University, Bucknell University, Chapman University, Colgate University, College of Charleston, Cornell University, Dickinson College, Elizabethtown College, Florida State University, Franklin & Marshall College, George Washington University, Messiah College, Millersville University, Muhlenberg College, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Slippery Rock University, Temple University, The New School, University of Texas at Austin, Tuskegee University, United States Naval Academy, University of California—Davis, University of Maryland—College Park, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, University of Toronto, and Virginia Tech.

 

BEFORE ATTENDING DICKINSON LAW, MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2023:
  • Served in the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, and the Korean Army;
  • Joined AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America;
  • Assisted survivors of domestic violence;
  • Provided support to wrongfully convicted women;
  • Taught or tutored refugee children;
  • Coached ice-skating for children with disabilities;
  • Became a nurse to help veterans struggling with mental health issues;
  • Served as color guard captain for their college marching band;
  • Led their college sailing team as captain;
  • Participated in community theatre;
  • Worked as freelance writers;
  • Dabbled in comedy;
  • Organized multi-day wilderness trips through Maine.