University of Akron Law School
Founded 1921 | ABA Accredited 1961
The University of Akron School of Law requires the completed application from and personal statement in order to consider candidates for admission. Candidates must also take the LSAT and register for the LSDAS before their file is reviewed by the admissions committee.
|Applications||Offers||Matrics.||Offer Rate||Offer Ranking||Matric. Rate||Matric Ranking|
|Class of 2014 Overall||1,647||883||175||53.6%||164||19.8%||158|
Early Application Deadline: N/A
Regular Application Deadline: 3/1
Application Fee: $0
Entering Akron 1L’s are automatically considered for full or partial scholarships, which are entirely merit-based. Students are eligible to apply for upper division scholarships (merit and need based, ranging in value from $3,000 to $5,000) in April of their first year. Akron Law students receive over $2 million in scholarships per year.
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 5/1
|Resident Tuition||Non-Resident Tuition||On-Campus Expenses||Off-Campus Expenses||At-Home Expenses||% Receiving|
|Class of 2015 (FT)||$21,873||$34,428||$16,034||$16,034||$16,034||63.4%|
|Class of 2015 (PT)||$17,802||$27,846||$16,034||$16,034||$16,034||30.8%|
School Term: Semester
Full-Time Section Size: 56
Full-Time Small Sections: Yes
Library Titles: 287,066
Credits Required to Graduate: 88
Part-Time Section Size: 63
Part-Time Small Sections: Yes
Library Volumes: 287,066
Akron Law School hosts a plethora of student organizations whose activities compliment the material studied in class and provide a setting in which students can network with future colleagues. In order to bridge the gap between the law school experience and the actual practice of law, Akron has established an attorney/student mentor program, in which a 1st year, second-semester law student is paired with a practicing attorney and exposed to the daily realities of the legal career. Additionally, the Akron student Bar Association administers a student/student mentoring program in which entering 1L’s are paired with upper-divisions students with similar interests in order to facilitate a richer educational and social experience at law school.
The Akron School of Law offers law students on-campus housing in either the honors residence hall or upperclassmen/graduate student halls through the University’s office of Residence Life and Housing. Off-campus housing is also an option via a variety of private realtors.
|# of FT|
|Class of 2014||14.4%||42||100||144||–||–||33.8%||40|
|Class of 2014||4.4%||0.6%||5.0%||0.0%||0.0%||2.2%||33.8%||84.0%|
The Career Office maintains relationships with many area law firms and offers a wide variety of job-finding resources and events. Additionally the Office offers a convenient on-campus interview program in which various employers interview prospective candidates right at the law school.
Whether They’re Employed
|Rank Among All|
How They’re Employed
|Rank Among All|
Where They’re Employed
|Rank Among All|
|Rank||Law Schools With|
Ohio As Primary Bar
|Schools 1st Time|
|Schools 1st Time Pass|
Rate vs. State Avg.
|4||Case West Law||89.81%||+3.85%|
|9||NKU Chase Law||77.05%||-0.87%|
School’s 1st Time Pass Rate Rank: #1
State’s 1st Time Pass Rate Average: 86.14%
School’s 1st Time Pass Rate vs. State: 8.37%
School’s 1st Time Pass Rate: 94.51%