Western New England College School of Law

Admissions: Western New England College

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,696
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 901
Overall acceptance rate 53.1%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 181
Number of full-time program applicants 1,423
Number of full-time program acceptances 769
Full-time acceptance rate 54.0%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 131
Number of part-time program applicants 273
Number of part-time program acceptances 132
Part-time acceptance rate 48.4%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 50
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.99-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 150-155
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 2.94-3.55
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 151-156
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.09-3.4
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 147-151

Careers: Western New England College

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CT
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 76.6%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.5%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 139
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 81.3%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $75,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 33%
Median public service starting salary $47,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 16.5%
Percent employed in government 9.7%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 15.5%
Percent employed in law firms 48.5%
Percent employed in public interest 7.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 36%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 16
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 71.2%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 17.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Services include individual advising, job search workshops, resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, Career Resource Room, handouts, job postings, Alumni Contact Files, employer panels, information sessions, recruitment programs at the Law School Law Placement Consortiums, newsletter, recruitment book, and Alumni Job Bulletin.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 67.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 14.0%
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) 16.0%
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) 4.0%

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