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S.J. Quinney College of Law

S.J. Quinney College of Law

383 SOUTH UNIVERSITY STREET Salt Lake City, UT 84112

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is a public university founded in 1913. It is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and hosts a three-year program. It had 1,113 applicants, and accepted 284 in fall of 2021, giving it a 25.52% acceptance rate. The median LSAT score is 163 ranging from 159 to 165, and the median GPA is 3.82, ranging from 3.62 to 3.91.

The university enrolled 94 students in the fall of 2021. 56% of the student body are women, and 18% have a minority background. 11% of students hold graduate degrees in 21 different subjects. Students represent 100 different undergraduate institutions. 49% of students are fluent in a foreign language, and the average age is 27.

The application fee is $60, and students are required to submit one to three letters of recommendation.

Tuition stands at $30,459 for in-state students, and $39,800 for out-of-state students. 87% of students receive merit scholarships.

S.J. Quinney College of Law offers seven specialized certificates in subjects such as Business Law, Criminal Law, and International Law. Moreover, students can enroll in one of six dual degrees programs, where they can earn their MBA, MPA, and more.

Many clinics are also available, such as the Refugee Law Clinic, and Creative Advocacy Lab. There are also simulation courses, where students can engage in real-world scenarios. In the available experiential courses, students get an individualized experience that helps them bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world. The student/faculty ratio is 4.3:1.

Graduates are employed all around the country, with a median salary of . The highest concentration of graduates is in Utah, California, and Arizona. 96.6% are employed within ten months of graduation. Moreover, 96.2% pass the bar exam within two years.

38 graduates from the class of 2021 work in law firms larger than 250 members, and 7 work in those that are larger than 250. 10 hold clerkships at the state, local, or federal level. 10 graduates work in government, 8 in public interest, and 4 in business and industry. 4 work in industries where holding a JD is an advantage.

The University also provides numerous student organizations, where students of all backgrounds can mingle and gain experiences and connection. Salt Lake City is a fast-growing city, with many opportunities for career engagement in a variety of different fields, such as technology, healthcare, and more. Utah offers many outdoor recreational activities, with amazing national parks, such as Zion National Park. Moreover, Salt Lake City has a bustling downtown area, with many shops and restaurants.

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Length of Program
3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: -
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): 27
    • Minority students: 18%
    • Women: 56%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: -
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 96.2%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 38
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 7
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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