West Virginia University College of Law

Admissions: West Virginia University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 648
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 327
Overall acceptance rate 50.5%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 153
Number of full-time program applicants 648
Number of full-time program acceptances 327
Full-time acceptance rate 50.5%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 153
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 3.12-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 151-156
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.12-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 151-156
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: West Virginia University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar WV
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 76.1%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 78.9%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 145
Graduates employed at graduation 70.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.1%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $55,000
Median private sector starting salary $66,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $73,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 58%
Median public service starting salary $42,612
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 23.0%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 16.0%
Percent employed in law firms 45.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 3.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 73%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 16
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 9.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.2%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 86.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.8%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.8%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Full-time Career Services Office has two full-time professional employees assisting with summer clerkships and full-time employment at and after graduation.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 68.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 18.0%
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) 13.0%
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%

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