Prospects for Admission & Entering Class Profile

In reviewing applicant files, the Admissions Committee considers trends in an applicant's Undergraduate Grade Point Average (UGPA), the school(s) attended, the applicant's major area of concentration, post-baccalaureate study, and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

A table lower on this page illustrates an applicant's prospects for admission based upon UGPA and LSAT score.

2021 Entering Class Information

Image - SWLAW 2021 Entering Class

Of the 2021 Entering Class:

  • 250 full-time day program
  • 63 SCALE 2-year J.D. program
  • 58   part-time evening program
  • 9     part-time day program (PLEAS)

Demographics:

  • 52% female
  • 42% male
  • 6% undisclosed
  • 51% diverse
  • 26 average age
  Full-time Programs GPA Full-time Programs LSAT Part-time Programs GPA Part-time Programs LSAT All Programs GPA All Programs LSAT
75th 3.59 157 3.48 156 3.57 157
Median 3.34 154 3.24 153 3.31 154
25th 3.06 152 3.24 153 3.03 152

Top Five Feeder Schools:

  • UCLA
  • Cal State Northridge
  • USC
  • UC Riverside
  • UC Santa Barbara

Top Five Majors:

  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Other
  • Business Administration
  • History/Sociology

Prospects for admission based upon UGPA and LSAT score.

GPA

LSAT 120-144

LSAT 145-149

LSAT 150-154

LSAT 155-159

LSAT 160-164

LSAT 165-169

LSAT 170+

3.75+

Unlikely

Unlikely

Likely

Likely

Likely

Likely

Likely

3.5-3.74

Unlikely

Unlikely

Likely

Likely

Likely

Likely

Likely

3.25-3.49

Unlikely

Unlikely

Possible

Likely

Likely

Likely

Likely

3.0-3.24

Unlikely

Unlikely

Possible

Likely

Likely

Likely

Likely

2.75-2.99

Unlikely

Unlikely

Possible

Possible

Likely

Likely

Likely

2.5-2.74

Unlikely

Unlikely

Unlikely

Possible

Possible

Possible

Possible

2.25-2.49

Unlikely

Unlikely

Unlikely

Unlikely

Possible

Possible

Possible

2.0-2.24

Unlikely

Unlikely

Unlikely

Unlikely

Possible

Possible

Possible