University of Pennsylvania Law School

Admissions: University of Pennsylvania

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 6,205
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 895
Overall acceptance rate 14.4%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 255
Number of full-time program applicants 6,205
Number of full-time program acceptances 895
Full-time acceptance rate 14.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 255
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 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.57-3.9
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 166-171
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.57-3.9
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 166-171
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: University of Pennsylvania

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 98.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 257
Graduates employed at graduation 97.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.6%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 81%
Median public service starting salary $53,626
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 0.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 3.9%
Percent employed in government 0.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 16.5%
Percent employed in law firms 76.8%
Percent employed in public interest 2.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 12.8%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 16%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 22
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 3.2%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 60.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.4%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 14.6%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.6%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 11.8%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.6%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career Planning and Professionalism counseling: career planning, job search, judicial clerkships, fellowships, alumni career services. Eight career counselors (all J.D.s). Robust recruiting program (300+ employers from around the nation and globe), access to over 5,000 job opportunities. Educational programming built into 1L program. Online alumni networking. Center on Professionalism programming.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 97.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 1.0%
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) 2.0%
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%