Profile of First-Year Class

Class of 2022 Orientation Photo

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 2019 admissions cycle.

PROFILE OF FALL 2019 ENTERING CLASS:
Total Number of Applicants 1,027
Total Number of Offers of Admissions 422
Total Number of Matriculants 78

 

LSAT CREDENTIALS:
75th Percentile 162
Median 161
25th Percentile 158

 

GPA CREDENTIALS:
75th Percentile 3.73
Median 3.40
25th Percentile 3.05

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS OF COLOR:
22%

 

PERCENTAGE OF SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS AS MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY:
10%

 

AGE:
Average 26
Median 24
Range 21 - 53

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION GRADUATE STUDENTS:
44%

 

PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS:
22%

 

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION: 21 states (12% are from rural communities)
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia

 

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES REPRESENTED:
Members of this class have attended a variety of undergraduate institutions including Cornell University, Franklin & Marshall College, Dickinson College, Drexel University, George Washington University, Georgia State University, Gettysburg College, Howard University, Marquette University, McGill University, NYU, Northwestern, Penn State, SUNY at Geneseo, SUNY at Old Westbury, University of California–Berkeley, University of California–Los Angeles, University of California–Santa Barbara, University of Delaware, University of Maryland–College Park, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Utah Valley University, West Virginia University–Morgantown.

 

Before attending Dickinson Law, members of the class of 2022:
  • researched the effects of monoclonal antibodies and hormones on tumor expression as an undergraduate research assistant
  • prepared English curriculum for secondary school students in Benin, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer
  • served as lead caseworker for immigration legal aid clinic in El Paso, Texas focusing on migrant and refugee communities
  • collected and processed sonar and oceanographic data to create high-quality, publicly accessible bathymetric maps for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Research and Exploration
  • worked as a defense paralegal for the Office of the Area Defense Counsel, McConnell Air Force Base
  • provided humanitarian aid relief efforts for victims of earthquakes as a responder for the American Red Cross
  • founded start-ups across a variety of industries and continue to own and operate those businesses as law students
  • volunteered as global ambassadors, mentors, tutors, and counselors, and served both national and international nonprofit organizations