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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
55%
Number students applying:
1,583
Number students accepted:
869
First-year attrition rate:
19%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
157
Median:
155
25th percentile:
151

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.35
Median:
3.16
25th percentile:
2.87

Financial Profile

$35,329,319
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $45,800 $31,660
Non-resident $45,800 $31,660
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $25,735
Off Campus $25,735                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
455
Number students enrolled full-time:
291
Number students enrolled part-time:
164
Number of first-year students:
140

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
32%
% Women students:
49%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
9%
% Minority students:
20%
% International students:
2%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
CommLaw Conspectus, Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, The Catholic University Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
32%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
8
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Advocacy for the Elderly, Consumer Protection Project, Families and the Law, General Practice, Immigration Litigation, Innocence Project and Clemency Project, Criminal Prosecution, Criminal Defense
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
25%
% of students in field placements:
40%
% of students in simulation courses:
61%

Curriculum Strengths

Civil Litigation,
Communications,
Criminal Justice,
Family Law,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
International Law,
Labor & Employment,
Public Policy,
Finance

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 46% 82
National Employment Rate 2013 47% 111
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer DC 39% 59
State 2nd Largest Employer VA 25% 38
State 3rd Largest Employer MD 16% 25
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer DC 45% 88
State 2nd Largest Employer VA 17.3% 34
State 3rd Largest Employer MD 16.2% 32

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0
Law Firm 2-10
9.1%
Law Firm 11-25
4.1%
Law Firm 26-50
1%
Law Firm 51-100
1%
Law Firm 101-250
1.5%
Law Firm 251-500
2.5%
Law Firm 501+
7.6%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0.5%
Business & Industry
18.3%
Government
27.4%
Public Interest / Service
2%
Clerkships Federal
1.5%
Clerkships State / Local
10.2%
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MD 79% 81%
State 2 VA 74% 77%
State 3 NY 67% 85%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MD 81% 78%
State 2 VA 75% 78%
State 3 NY 62% 82%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MD 81% 78%
State 2 VA 75% 78%
State 3 NY 62% 82%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Catholic
Feeder School 1:
University of Maryland - College Park
Feeder School 2:
George Washington University
Feeder School 3:
George Mason University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

3600 John McCormack Drive, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Region:
Midsouth
Main Phone:
202-319-5140
Admissions Phone:
202-319-5151
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Daniel
F.
Attridge
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Pennsylvania
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Georgetown University Law Center
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Shani
Butts
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
George Washington University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Graduate Degree:
School:

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