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Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of LawPennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law is located in the state of Pennsylvania. As one of the leading law programs, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law has a high average LSAT score of 157-160 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $71,000 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.

Pennsylvania State University is abbreviated for PSU: https://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/psu_pennsylvania-state-university.html

Admissions: Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)

Fall 2019 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 4,047
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,157
Overall acceptance rate 28.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 206
Number of full-time program applicants 4,047
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,157
Full-time acceptance rate 28.6%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 206
Number of part-time program applicants 0
Number of part-time program acceptances 0
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 0
Fall 2019 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.28-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 157-160
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.28-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 157-160
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2018 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar PA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 85.0%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.7%
Class of 2018 Graduates
Total graduates 189
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.8%
Starting Salaries of 2018 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $71,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $115,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 50%
Median public service starting salary $48,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2018)
Percent employed in academia 2.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 10.8%
Percent employed in government 22.2%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 20.3%
Percent employed in law firms 39.2%
Percent employed in public interest 2.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 2.5%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.4%
2018 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 46%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 24
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.5%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 56.3%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.3%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 25.3%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.6%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.9%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.3%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.2%
Employment location unknown 6.3%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Services Office (CSO) provides counseling, resources and programming to assist students in identifying and achieving career goals. CSO maintains contact with employers across the country, resulting in two formal, on-campus interview programs and posting of more than 2,000 positions annually. Students can participate in more than 35 job fairs.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 76.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 20.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%

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