College of Law Named Best Value

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The University of Tulsa College of Law has been named one of the nation’s best value law schools by preLaw magazine.

Four criteria must be met to qualify for the honor:

  1. surpass the state average for the bar pass rate;
  2. student average indebtedness of less than $100,000;
  3. 85 percent or higher employment rate nine months after graduation; and
  4. in-state tuition of less than $35,000.

TU was one of only 11 private schools named Best Value, and one of 60 schools overall.

Janet Levit, Dean and Dean John Rogers Chair of the TU College of Law, was pleased to learn of TU’s selection and cited it as a natural result of specific initiatives.

“We have strategically raised admission standards and limited our class sizes during the past few years,” Levit said, “We have done this while hiring qualified faculty and providing students with more academic and professional development support, all the while maintaining our tuition at competitive levels.”

TU graduates who took the bar exam for the first time in February 2010 passed with an 88 percent success rate, compared with an 82 percent state average. The overall TU average for the February exam, which includes first-time and repeat test-takers, was 82 percent, compared with a 72 percent overall state average.

TU reported a 95.7 percent job placement rate for the 2009 graduating class.

Of the 2010 first-year students, the median Law School Admissions Test score is 155 and the median grade point average is 3.3, making it the most academically qualified class in history. The average LSAT score of 152 for the bottom 25 percent of this year’s class equals the average score of the top 25 percent of the 2000 incoming class.

The fall issue of preLaw that features the list of schools will come out in October.


Scott Been, Marketing Specialist