First-year Class at TU College of Law Continues Trend of Academic Quality

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The University of Tulsa College of Law continues to attract increasingly talented students, as evidenced by the academic statistics of this year’s new class.

This fall the TU College of Law welcomed 140 first-year students. The median LSAT score of the fall 2009 entering class was 155 and the median undergraduate GPA was 3.22. These figures show an eight point increase in median LSAT score since 2000.

To put this jump in perspective, the lowest-scoring quartile of this year’s class had a 152 average LSAT score and a 2.83 average undergraduate GPA. These averages represent higher scores than the highest scoring quartile of the entering class of eight years ago. The top 25 percent of this year’s first-year class had an average LSAT of 157 and average undergraduate GPA of 3.55.

Janet K. Levit, dean of the TU College of Law, credited the dedication of the law school’s admission staff and the availability of scholarships to qualified students as leading factors in this achievement.

“These numbers clearly demonstrate the recent successes of the TU College of Law,” Levit said. “Highly qualified and talented students continue to select TU for the quality of our legal education and the unparalleled student experience we provide.”

Jimmy Hart