Seattle University School of Law

General Info

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Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university in the United States. Located on Seattle, Washington's First Hill, it was founded as the School of the Immaculate Conception by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and continues to operate as a Jesuit institution. Today, Seattle University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

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Seattle Law School Admissions

Seattle Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 59% of its applicants. Comparatively, Seattle is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2024 1549 903 (58.30%) 201 (13.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.99 3.24 3.49
LSAT 151 154 157

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $41,900 $41,900
Part Time $30,726 $30,726

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $23,936
  • Living off-campus: $23,936
  • Living at home: $11,066

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 02/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/01
  • Application Fee: $60

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Seattle Law School Community

Seattle Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Seattle is Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 54
  • Part Time: 58

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 48
  • # Minority Faculty: 25

Ratio

13.1 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Seattle Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Seattle University 1L section size is 11% larger than law schools in Washington and 9% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Seattle Law School: 160
Washington Average: 143
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 695
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 122

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 301
  • Law Journals: 157
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 10.6%
  • Second Year: 1.3%
  • Third Year: 0.4%
  • Fourth Year: 2.2%

Seattle Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Seattle University class of 2019 had an employment rate of 78% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2019, 89.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 51.0%
  • Business: 21.0%
  • Government: 12.0%
  • Public Interest: 7.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Washington: 90%
  • Alaska: 1%
  • California: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 89.9%
  • First Time Takers: 296
  • Average School: 75.9%
  • Average State: 80.7%
  • Pass Difference: -4.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Washington: 80.7%
  • Passed: 202 of 266 (75.9%)
  • State Average: 80.7%
  • Difference: -4.8%