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University of Minnesota Law School

University of Minnesota Law School

+1 612-625-3487

Walter F. Mondale Hall 229 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

The University of Minnesota Law School is a public university founded in 1888 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its three-year program garnered 2,655 applicants, of which 732 were accepted, resulting in an acceptance rate of 27.57%. Of the 223 students enrolled, 52% were women, 25% had a minority background, and 26% are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. The average age of attendance was 25. Domestic students represent 139 undergraduate institutions from 38 states and Washington, D.C., while 4% of students were international, coming from 6 countries.

Tuition for the University of Minnesota’s Law School is $44,376 for Minnesota residents and {{tuition_out_of_state} for out-of-state residents. The application fee is $60. Scholarship opportunities are available, ranging from $5,000 to full-tuition coverage. All students are reviewed for scholarships through their application. There are no additional scholarship applications are required. LSAT scores ranged from 161 to 167, with a median score of 166. Students have a median GPA of 3.8. No more than two letters of recommendation are accepted.

Eleven concentrations are offered including Business Law, Civil Litigation, and Family Law. Over 200 different joint degree combinations are available, which include MBA, MA, MPP, MPH, and Ph.D programs. The University of Minnesota states that experiential learning is a top priority and offers one of the largest clinical education programs. The school has 16 diverse clinic options. First-year students can also take a “Law in Practice” course, which is unique to the University of Minnesota’s Law Program.

98.69% of students pass the bar exam within two years of graduation. Student success can largely be attributed to the school’s small class size and a student/teacher ratio of 8:1. 93% of recent graduates are employed ten months after graduation, averaging a salary of $81,547.

62 graduates from the class of 2021 are employed in small law firms (250 and less) and 39 are employed in large law firms (251+).

Graduates have found employment in all 50 states, with Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin being the most popular. 22 graduates from the class of 2021 work in business and industry, 14 are employed in government, 24 are employed in public interest, and 3 work in academia. 11 also work as federal clerks, and 45 work at the state, local, or territorial level in clerkships. 9 work in a field where obtaining a JD is an advantage.

The Twin Cities metropolitan area (Minneapolis/St. Paul) is ranked first in Fortune 500 companies per capita and has many things to offer such as a multitude of nature activities, countless museums, and the nation’s second largest theater community. The university also hosts numerous student-led groups and clubs geared towards academia, interest, and identity. The offerings on campus and beyond make the Twin Cities an ideal location for anyone to find their niche.

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3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: -
    • International students: 4%
    • Average age(years): 25
    • Minority students: 25%
    • Women: 52%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: 26%
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 98.69%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 62
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 39
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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