Standard 509 Consumer Information
The University of Tulsa College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) Council Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (address: 321 N. Clark St., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654 / phone: 312.988.6738 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org / website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/contact_us.html)since 1953. Pursuant to ABA Standard 509 which requires a law school to publicly disclose on its website certain designated consumer information, please see below. This data was updated in January of 2013.
2012 Entering Class
Acceptance rate: 35%
Class size: 110*
Total number of applications: 1490
Total number of admitted applicants: 522
* as of 10/5/2012
|LSAT Score||Undergraduate GPA|
|Median LSAT score: 156
||Median UGPA: 3.38|
|75th % = 158
||75th % = 3.61 |
|50th % = 156
||50th % = 3.38 |
|25th % = 153
||25th % = 3.05 |
LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by [the school] to the ABA
Women / Minority Enrollment
Percentage from outside of Oklahoma: 50%
Percentage from Oklahoma: 50%
Number of majors represented: 46
Number of schools represented: 58
Average Age: 25
Percentage of Students above age 26: 31%
Enrollment Data & Attrition / Graduation Rates
|Dismissal ||Trfr ||Other ||Total 1L |
|Attr Rate ||Remaining |
Conditional Scholarships, Scholarship Policies and Guidelines
If qualified, admitted applicants to our law program will be automatically considered for merit based scholarships. There is no form required in order to be considered for scholarship. Currently 59% of the overall student body receives scholarship and specifically, 73% of the 2012 entering class receive scholarship. 71% of all admitted candidates during the 2011-2012 application cycle received a scholarship offer.
Scholarship Information and Overview
Total Scholarships awarded for 2011-12 = $3,142,300
Scholarships awarded to class entering 2012 = $1,695,819
Average scholarship = $19,000 for full-time; $13,000 for reduced schedule
Average GPA after the first year = 2.77
Median GPA after first year = 2.77
Percentage of 1Ls who retain scholarships: 58-62% based upon 2009-2011 entering classes (see below scholarship retention chart)
Percentage of upper class students retaining scholarships = 100%
Percentage of new scholarship awarded to students not previously receiving scholarship = 10%
The faculty has adopted the following suggested grading curve for first year courses:
A, A-, B+, B = 30-40%
B-, C+ = 20-35%
C, C-, D+, D, D-, F = 25-40%
The suggested distribution is not mandatory, but rather a guideline to aid faculty members in implementing this College’s grading system. The suggested grading distribution will apply to all first year courses. Where the suggested distribution is applicable as a guideline, it is expected that the median or mid-point grade will be a B-.
Scholarship renewal: Required GPA for scholarship renewal = 2.80
Scholarship increases: After the first year, we occasionally increase a scholarship for overwhelming academic merit, service to the College of Law, and demonstrated need. These increases are made on a case by case basis. In addition, students who serve as editors on our journals or who serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.
Renew Prior Scholarship
2.80 - 4.00 - Renew Original Amount
*as budget allows, discretion to increase based on need, service, and other merit based factors*
2.00 and up - Renew need based prior amount
Law Journals and BOA:
2.50 and up - Anything less can only be granted by the Dean
No Prior Scholarship Award:
TOP 15%: Scholarship award to be determined based on comparable scholarship equity, service, and need based factors.
Scholarship Retention Data by Year
|Students Matriculating In||# Entering with ConditionalScholarships ||# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated|
|Previous Academic Year
|Previous Academic Year - 1
|Previous Academic Year - 2
Faculty and Administrators
Full Time Faculty & Administrators: 24
Part Time Faculty: 25
Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, (per year)
|F/T||8-11 hrs||6-7 hrs|
Tuition and Fees
The tuition and special fee charges are set out in annual announcements of the College of Law.
- Effect of Nonpayment
The University may suspend or withdraw students from classes and withhold grades, transcripts, and diplomas for failure to pay tuition and other charges when due. The University may also deny future enrollment for students with delinquent accounts.
- Refunds of Tuition upon Withdrawal
If a student withdraws from any course at the University, he/she may receive reduction of tuition based upon the following schedule. The reduction shall be calculated from the date on which application for withdrawal is received in the Business Office. The University shall follow federally mandated refund schedules as they apply. Non-attendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal or drop.
Refund Schedule for Fall/Spring Semesters:
First day of classes – 100%
Day 2 through end of first week – 90%
Second and third week – 50%
Fourth through seventh week – 25%
Remainder of semester – 0%
Refund Schedule for Summer Sessions:
Withdrawal prior to the summer session- 100% refund
First through third day of classes - 80% refund
Fourth through fifth day of classes -50% refund
Seventh through ninth day of classes -25% refund
After day nine – 0% refund
Students with loans should contact the Office of Student Financial Services to ascertain the impact of withdrawal on their loans.
For helpful information about financial aid, click here to read a detailed memo prepared by our Student Financial Services Office.
The University of Tulsa College of Law is pleased to report that 92.3% of its Class of 2011 graduates obtained employment, a higher rate than the national average. For a detailed breakdown of information about placement, please go to the College of Law's Professional Development Office page.
Bar Passage Data
For the most recently administered bar exam (July 2012), the College of Law's pass rate for first time test takers was 89%. The state average for the July 2012 exam was 84%.
For the February 2012 exam, TU's first time pass rate was 86% and the state average was 83%. For a historical charting of our first time pass rate as it relates to the state average, please see below.
For information about academic policies and requirements, click here to access a PDF version of our Student Handbook.
For information about curriculum offerings and course descriptions, please go to the course catalog.
2012-2013 Academic Calendar
To learn about the University of Tulsa College of Law's Mabee Legal Information Center, please go to click here.
College of Law Facilities
Information about John Rogers Hall.
Virtual tour of the College of Law building.
Transfer of Credit Statement
Students who wish to transfer to the University of Tulsa College of Law must complete the following in the application process:
- Submit an application for admission and a personal statement to The University of Tulsa College of Law via LSAC. Be sure to check the transfer box on the application.
- Reactivate CAS account with LSAC.
- Arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation submitted. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through LSAC.
- Submit a statement which explains a reason for the transfer request.
- Arrange for the dean of your current law school to send a letter of good standing to our admissions office. This letter should also include class rank.
- Arrange for your current law school to send an official transcript reflecting a full year formal matriculation. If you have completed only one semester, a conditional decision will be made based upon hours completed. Acceptance will be contingent upon receipt of a transcript reflecting all matriculation including the second semester.
- A second letter of good standing will need to be sent when the final transcript is sent.
Specific policies regarding transfer applications may be found in The College of Law's Handbook:
TRANSFER OF CREDITS AND GRADES
Admission with Advanced Standing
The Admission and Financial Aid Committee, in its discretion, may admit a transfer student with advanced standing subject to the following:
- The dean of the law school from which the transfer is sought shall certify in writing the applicant's good standing and the unconditional eligibility to re-enroll.
- The academic credit to be transferred shall have been earned in a law school which is approved or provisionally approved by the American Bar Association.
- The applicant shall meet all admission standards of the College and shall comply with the College's procedures for admission.
- A transfer with advanced standing shall be denied if no transferable law school credits have been earned within a period of three years prior to the commencement of the semester or summer session for which admission is sought.
Criteria For Transfer of Credit from Another Institution:
The University of Tulsa College of Law may accept credits from an ABA accredited law school where appropriate as determined by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. No transfer credit will be accepted for any course where a student earned a grade of C- or lower, and no transfer credit will be accepted for any ungraded course (including courses graded on a pass/fail basis or satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis). The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will determine the number of credits that will be accepted for transfer and the number of transfer hours to be credited toward the degree. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will determine whether the transfer credits courses satisfy specific graduation requirements and also determine the graduation requirements the student must still satisfy at the University of Tulsa.