St. John’s University School of Law

Admissions: St. John’s University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 4,036
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,479
Overall acceptance rate 36.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 315
Number of full-time program applicants 3,232
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,260
Full-time acceptance rate 39.0%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 231
Number of part-time program applicants 804
Number of part-time program acceptances 219
Part-time acceptance rate 27.2%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 84
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.16-3.73
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 154-162
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.16-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 156-163
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.12-3.77
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 147-155

Careers: St. John’s University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.6%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 276
Graduates employed at graduation 77.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.8%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $70,000
Median private sector starting salary $130,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 63%
Median public service starting salary $53,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 15.0%
Percent employed in government 17.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 4.0%
Percent employed in law firms 58.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.4%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 90%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 11
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.4%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 92.9%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 2.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.4%
Employment location unknown 1.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Office of Career Services assists students and alumni with career planning and development through individualized resume and cover-letter critiques, and informative programs and workshops. The office offers abundant opportunities to learn about career options and effective job searching techniques, and to network with attorneys in a variety of practice areas and legal settings.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 80.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 15.0%
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) 5.0%
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) 1.0%