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West Virginia University College of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
54%
Number students applying:
607
Number students accepted:
330
First-year attrition rate:
8%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
157
Median:
154
25th percentile:
152

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.70
Median:
3.43
25th percentile:
3.09

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $18,234 0
Non-resident $34,524 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $14,043
Off Campus $14,043                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
347
Number students enrolled full-time:
344
Number students enrolled part-time:
3
Number of first-year students:
108

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
41%
% Women students:
40%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
7%
% Minority students:
9%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
West Virginia Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
14%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
0
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
33%
% of students in field placements:
8%
% of students in simulation courses:
124%

Curriculum Strengths

Environmental Law,
Science & Technology/Patents,
Family Law,
Tax,
Public Interest

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 59% 76
National Employment Rate 2013 58% 75
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer WV 76% 87
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 4% 4
State 3rd Largest Employer GA 3% 3
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer WV 71% 78
State 2nd Largest Employer PA 8.2% 9
State 3rd Largest Employer VA 5.5% 6

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0.9%
Law Firm 2-10
22.7%
Law Firm 11-25
6.4%
Law Firm 26-50
3.6%
Law Firm 51-100
5.5%
Law Firm 101-250
9.1%
Law Firm 251-500
0.9%
Law Firm 501+
1.8%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
20%
Government
11.8%
Public Interest / Service
3.6%
Clerkships Federal
0.9%
Clerkships State / Local
5.5%
Education / Academia
0.9%
Other
0.9%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 WV 77% 76%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 WV 77% 82%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 WV 79% 83%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

101 Law School Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
Region:
Midsouth
Main Phone:
304-293-5301
Admissions Phone:
304-293-5301
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Gregory
W.
Bowman
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
West Virginia University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Northwestern University
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
University of Exeter
Director of Admissions:
Tina
Jernigan
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Marshall University
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
Marshall University

Reputation Profile

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