The following consumer information is provided to prospective law students in accordance with American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Standard 509 to assist prospective students in making an informed choice about law school.

The University of Washington School of Law is accredited by the ABA's Council to the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

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Admissions Statistics and Information

Class of 2024 Profile & Quick Facts

Applications 3,054
Admitted 781
Enrolled 172
LSAT (75th/50th/25th) 167/164/160
GPA (75th/50th/25th) 3.79/3.67/3.52
Average Age 25
Washington Residents 55%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 9:1
Gender 58% Female, 41% Male, 1% Did Not Indicate
Students of Color 45%

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Tuition (Resident/Nonresident): $40,035 / $51,534
Cost of Attendance: $23,415 (living on or off campus)
Number of Students Receiving Grants: 350
Median Grant Amount: $10,500
Number of Conditional Scholarships:

0

(At UW Law, students receiving scholarships will automatically retain their incoming award each of their three years of instruction.)


Bar Passage Rate for JD First-Time Takers

UW Bar Passage Data

  • July 2021: 93%
  • July 2020: 100% (5 out 5 passed the exam and 114 admitted by Diploma Privilege)
  • July 2019: 88.2%
  • July 2018: 89.9%
  • July 2017: 86.3%

Career Services Information

Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.


Academic Information

Transfer of Credit Policy

UW Law will accept for transfer all of the credits earned during the transfer student's first-year program. Semester-hour credits are converted to quarter-hour credits at a ratio of 1:1.5; e.g., 30 semester-hour credits will convert to 45 quarter-hour credits. Additional credits earned after the first-year are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Transfer students are expected to be in residence for a minimum of five quarters and 85 quarter-hour credits. Transfer students are eligible for graduation with honors based upon academic performance in the second and third years of law school at the University of Washington. The law school does not have any articulation agreements with other institutions. For more information on transferring see Transfer and Non-Degree Admissions


Equal Opportunity and Accommodations Statement

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action.

Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended; Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07; Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended; other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance efforts at the University of Washington are coordinated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, University of Washington, 442A Gerberding Hall, Box 351240, Seattle, Washington, 98195-1240, telephone 206.543.1830.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.