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Below you'll find a range of useful facts and figures about Quinnipiac University School of Law, including information contained in the American Bar Association (ABA) Consumer Information Standard 509 Report.
About our students
Financial aid information
Enrollment figures and attrition rate
Faculty and administrators
Transfer of credit
Our relatively small size means a student community that is close, connected and, with more than 30 student organizations, constantly on the move. Our students bring a wide range of backgrounds to their law school experience. The Fall 2013 incoming class of first-year law students arrived on campus with more than 35 different undergraduate majors from 64 different colleges and universities. The class of 85 students also brought impressive academic credentials:
Median GPA - 3.34 25th - 75th GPA - 3.05 / 3.58
Median LSAT – 154 25th - 75th LSAT - 151 / 157
Students of color: 17%
Male/Female ratio: 47% / 53%
Average age: 25
States represented: 15
Find out more about the Fall 2013 incoming class on our Class Profile page.
Law school prepares you to take on important and rewarding work, but financing your legal education can seem like a daunting task. In response, the University's Board of Trustees has again voted overwhelmingly to freeze tuition for the 2014-2015 school year. Find out about QU Law’s generous scholarship awards, the full array of financial information you need to know, and how our financial aid office can help:
|Scholarship Retention Data for Academic Years 2012 and 2011
|Students matriculating in||# entering with conditional scholarships||# whose conditional scholarships have since been reduced or eliminated|
|2012||95||19 reduced/15 eliminated (34 total)|
|2011||91||13 reduced/15 eliminated (28 total)|
|Enrollment - Fall 2013|
|Total number of applicants||1,063|
|Numbered of enrolled 1L students||84|
|Total JD enrollment||331|
|JD Attrition 2012-2013
The attrition figures represent the total number of students from all classes discontinuing law school in a particular year.
|Academic (students who failed to meet our academic standards)||0|
|Transfers to Another Law School||7|
|Students in good standing who discontinue their legal education for a variety of reasons, not including transfers||7|
*Additional information about attrition rates is included in our ABA Consumer Information Standard 509 Report
Our QU Law faculty are distinguished and accessible, and our student-to-faculty ratio is a notable 12:1. Our administrators pride themselves on being highly responsive to students, too--a spirit that extends throughout the law school community.
QU Law has 35 full-time and 42 part-time faculty members, 25 administrative staff members and 5 professional librarians. Meet some of them here:
With a student-centered focus and an environment that fosters rigor and collaboration, QU Law offers outstanding programs leading to the JD (juris doctor), JD/MBA (combined degree), and the LLM in Health Law. Get the information you need to start planning your program here:
- Applying as a transfer - For students applying to transfer to QUSL, the maximum number of transfer credits we will accept is 30. No credits are transferred in courses in which the student has earned a grade below "C" (2.0). Credits accepted from other law schools are transferred with the grade of "Pass."
- Visiting status at another law school - Students may, by permission of the associate dean, visit at another law school at any time after completing their second semester, provided that they complete at least two thirds of their credits toward their degree at the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Such visiting status may be granted when it is determined that an exceptional change in the student's personal circumstances requires the student to relocate for the period of visiting status, or when some exceptional educational opportunity arises. Credits will be accepted for transfer only if the visiting student earns at least a "C "or its equivalent.
- Study Abroad at another law school - Except with express written permission of the associate dean for reasons of hardship or sound academic reasons, students may count toward graduation no more than six credits earned in summer programs of other ABA accredited law schools. Written permission must be obtained before taking the courses elsewhere.
At the heart of QU Law is our library, an excellent resource for learning and research with an extensive catalog of more than 450,000 volumes and equivalant, access to a vast collection of digital articles, and connection with libraries around the world. Find out more here:
Our QU Law facilities are a point of pride, and excitement is building as we move toward the transition in August 2014 to our new state-of-the-art facility on the University's beautiful North Haven Campus, home to most of the University's graduate programs, including the schools of education, health sciences, medicine and nursing.
Quinnipiac School of Law graduates have once again achieved outstanding results on the Connecticut Bar Exam. In 2012, Quinnipiac had a combined bar passage rate of 89 percent for first-time takers of the February and July Connecticut Bar Exams. Quinnipiac's bar passage rate for first-time test-takers on the July 2013 Connecticut exam was 84 percent. The state average was 80 percent. Additional information about our graduates' bar passage rates is included in our ABA Consumer Information Standard 509 Report.
QU Law also prepares you to take almost any bar exam in the country. In addition to our in-depth curriculum, we offer a supplemental bar prep course (free to our students) which boasts an average bar pass rate of 98 percent over the past five years on the Connecticut Bar Exam.
QU Law's excellent location along the Northeast corridor means easy access to New York, Boston, Hartford and New Haven, and one of the highest concentrations of private law firms, corporate headquarters, and financial institutions in the United States. QU Law offers an extensive range of 15 clinic and externship programs that immerse students in real-world experience, and a focused and dedicated Career Development Office with a range of career development and job search programs and resources.
Statistics and outcomes
For the class of 2013, 122 of our 148 graduates were employed nine months after their graduation date. Our accrediting agency, the American Bar Association, maintains detailed information about the types of jobs in which those 122 graduates were employed on Feb. 15, 2014. We encourage you to review the 2013 ABA Employment Summary Report detailing that information. You can also review the 2012 ABA Employment Summary Report and the 2011 ABA Employment Summary Report. Below, we include a chart and a graph summarizing the status and distribution of jobs held by the 122 class of 2013 graduates employed as of Feb. 15, 2014.
(Statistics were compiled in February 2014, nine months after graduation. 93 percent survey response rate – 137 of 148 graduates. All numbers are rounded to the nearest whole percent.)
|Employment Status for QU Law Class of 2013
82% of the graduating class was employed as of Feb. 15, 2014 in the categories listed below.
View a more detailed chart including all employment categories as defined by the ABA
(full-time/part-time/short term/long term).
|Employment Status||# in job* (of 122 employed)|
|Bar passage is required||57|
|JD is an advantage||49|
|Other professional jobs||9|