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.

Admissions Statistics and Information

Class of 2020 Profile & Quick Facts

Applications 2,301
Admitted 757
Enrolled 166
LSAT (75th/50th/25th) 165/163/157
GPA (75th/50th/25th) 3.79/3.67/3.47
Average Age 26 (Range: 19–48)
Washington Residents 65%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 8:1
Gender 52% Female, 48% Male
Students of Color 25.3%

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Tuition (Resident/Nonresident): $34,311/$44,979
Cost of Attendance: $19,437
Number of Students Receiving Grants: 347
Median Grant Amount: $15,000
Number of Conditional Scholarships: 0 (At UW Law, students receiving merit- and/or need-based scholarships will automatically retain their incoming scholarship award each of their three years of instruction.)

Bar Passage Rate for JD First-Time Takers

  • July 2017 86.3%
  • July 2016: 91%
  • July 2015: 90.5%

Career Services Information

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. Coordination of the compliance efforts of the University of Washington with respect to all of these laws and regulations is under the direction of Dr. Helen Remick, Assistant Provost for Equal Opportunity, Equal Opportunity Office, University of Washington, Box 354560, 4045 Brooklyn Ave., N.E., Seattle, Washington, 98105-6261, telephone 206.685.3263/voice or 206.543.6452/TTY or email eoo@uw.edu.

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@uw.edu.

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