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 2020 admissions cycle.

PROFILE OF FALL 2020 ENTERING CLASS:
Total Number of Applicants 829
Total Number of Offers of Admissions 320
Total Number of Matriculants 85

 

LSAT CREDENTIALS:
75th Percentile 162
Median 160
25th Percentile 153

 

GPA CREDENTIALS:
75th Percentile 3.73
Median 3.39
25th Percentile 3.14

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS OF COLOR:
44%

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS AS MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY:
20%

 

AGE:
Average 26.5
Median 24
Range 21 - 42

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION GRADUATE STUDENTS:
53%

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS:
28%

 

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION: 22 states (11% are from rural communities) and several Canadian provinces, including British Columbia and Ontario

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia

 

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES REPRESENTED:
Members of this class have attended a variety of undergraduate institutions including Bard College, Brown University, California State University, Case Western Reserve University, Catholic University of America, College of William & Mary, Dickinson College, Georgetown University, Gettysburg College, Hofstra University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Iowa State University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY, McGill University, Messiah College, Morris Brown College, North Carolina Central University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Simon Fraser University, SUNY at Buffalo Center, Temple University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Maryland, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Toronto, University of Vermont, Vassar College

 

BEFORE ATTENDING DICKINSON LAW, MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2023:
  • served as a brigade chemical officer protecting soldiers from chemical, biological, and nuclear threats
  • investigated challenges concerning sexual health among youths in Africa and created an effective program that educates youth and promotes safe sex practices
  • spent months in a camp for refugees from the civil war in Sierra Leone before immigrating to the United States
  • co-founded and served as CEO of a firm focused on wireless power transfer and the development of wireless battery charging hardware and software
  • served in multiple military branches, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy
  • served with AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and worked alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges, such as eradicating poverty
  • completed an internship with the legislative assembly in Brazil 
  • served as a mass care responder with the American Red Cross 
  • worked as a field biologist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission