University of Texas at Austin (2023)

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Austin, TX 78705-3299
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National Comparison: Overview of Facts

#1 in Private Sector Salary

Texas Law is tied for #1 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($180,000).

#3 in Student to Faculty Ratio

Texas Law is tied for #3 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (4.0:1).

#11 in Library Size

Texas Law ranks #11 in terms of library size with 1,129,100 volumes or equivalents.

#13 in Acceptance Rate

Texas Law ranks #13 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 20.9% among those who applied for admission.

#15 in Median LSAT

Texas Law is tied for #15 in terms of the median LSAT score (167) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.

#25 in Employment Rate at Graduation

#38 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsTexas Law ranks #25 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (68.5%) and #38 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (84.7%).

#26 in Median Undergraduate GPA

Texas Law ranks #26 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.74) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#34 in Public Sector Salary

Texas Law is tied for #34 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($60,000).

#35 in Bar Passage Rate

Texas Law ranks #35 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (90.4%), and it outperforms by +15.9% the state of Texas’s overall bar passage rate of 74.5%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)

#45 in Highest Tuition (out-of-state)

#174 in Highest Tuition (in-state)Texas Law ranks #45 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its out-of state tuition of $53,035, and it ranks #174 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its in-state tuition of $35,715. We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. Room and board expenses average $12,930 per year.

#78 in Presence of Minority Students

Texas Law ranks #78 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (35.6%).

#138 in Presence of Minority Faculty

Texas Law ranks #138 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (10.2%).

#154 in Presence of Female Faculty

Texas Law is tied for #154 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (33.2%).

About this Report

This report was released in spring 2019.

GPA & LSAT

References to the lowest, median, and highest GPA and LSAT scores reflect those of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall2018.

Acceptance Rates

The acceptance rate is that of applicants granted admission as full-time students for classes commencing in fall2018.The acceptance rate of the applicants does not reflect actual enrollment rates, a subset figure.

Student-to-Faculty Ratios

The student-to-faculty ratio shows the number of students for that class per faculty member. This ratio reflects the applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall2018.

Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the winter and summer2017administrations of the bar examinations. The state noted is that in which the greatest number of the law school's graduates took the bar exam for the reported period.

Employment Rates

The employment rates shown are those of the2017full-time graduates at the time of graduation and ten months after graduation.

Law Library Volumes

The data indicate the number of print and microform volumes, as well as volume equivalents.

Gender, Race & Ethnicity

The data shown indicate the percentage of the faculty that are male and female, respectively, and the percentage of the faculty and students that are racial or ethnic minority(Hispanics of any race, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, multiracial, non-resident alien, or unknown race).

Salaries

The salary statistics are those of full-time, long-term employed law graduates for the class of2017at the time of graduation and within ten months after graduation (approximately spring2018), as self-reported by the graduates.

The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Private”reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in private practice as law firm associates. The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Public”reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level.

In determining median salaries, jobs classified as “JD advantage” have been excluded (i.e.,positions in which the employer requires a JD or considers it an advantage to hold such a degree, but in which admission to the bar is not required).

Report Title

The rationale behind entitling this report as the “2020” report is that our2020 Law School Rankingsreport and2020 Law School Profilesare of considerable interest to prospective law school applicants who seek to enroll in classes commencing in fall 2020. At the time of our publication of this report in spring 2019, these employment statistics reflected the most current data available.


Source: The data have been compiled from a variety of public sources, including data released by the law schools and from the bar examiner offices in each jurisdiction.

Next Release: Our 2021 report is slated for publication in spring 2020.

Fall 2020 Application Information

Application Deadline:March 1
Application Fee:$70

Admissions Statistics

20202017
Acceptance Rate20.9%21.9%
LSAT Score (Median)167166
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)160-168162-169
GPA (Median)3.743.67
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)3.47-3.883.48-3.86

Bar Exam Statistics

20202017
State in which most graduates took bar exam:TXTX
School's bar passage rate:90.4%88.0%
State overall bar passage rate:74.5%77.1%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:+15.9%+10.9%

Employment Statistics

20202017
Graduates employed at graduation:68.5%68.9%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:84.7%86.9%

Tuition and Expenses

20202017
Tuition (In-State):$35,715N/A
Tuition (Out-of-State):$53,035N/A
Room and Board:$12,930$12,620
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:90.4%93.9%
Median grant amount among full-time students:$14,500$11,500
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:$91,978$102,101
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:63.1%68.1%
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Students & Faculty

20202017
Total Students:1005949
Men:54.0%56.7%
Women:46.0%43.3%
Student Racial Demographics:

White:64.4%N/A
Black:4.3%N/A
Hispanic:15.6%N/A
Asian:5.9%N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio:4.0 : 1N/A
Total Faculty:283N/A
Male:66.8%N/A
Female:33.2%N/A
Minority:10.2%N/A

Full-Time Starting Salaries

20202017
Private Sector (Median):$180,000$160,000
Public Sector (Median):$60,000$51,000
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Library Resources

20202017
Volumes and equivalents:1,129,1001,113,605

About this Report

This report was released in spring 2019.

GPA & LSAT

References to the lowest, median, and highest GPA and LSAT scores reflect those of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall2018.

Acceptance Rates

The acceptance rate is that of applicants granted admission as full-time students for classes commencing in fall2018.The acceptance rate of the applicants does not reflect actual enrollment rates, a subset figure.

Student-to-Faculty Ratios

The student-to-faculty ratio shows the number of students for that class per faculty member. This ratio reflects the applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall2018.

Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the winter and summer2017administrations of the bar examinations. The state noted is that in which the greatest number of the law school's graduates took the bar exam for the reported period.

Employment Rates

The employment rates shown are those of the2017full-time graduates at the time of graduation and ten months after graduation.

Law Library Volumes

The data indicate the number of print and microform volumes, as well as volume equivalents.

Gender, Race & Ethnicity

The data shown indicate the percentage of the faculty that are male and female, respectively, and the percentage of the faculty and students that are racial or ethnic minority(Hispanics of any race, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, multiracial, non-resident alien, or unknown race).

Salaries

The salary statistics are those of full-time, long-term employed law graduates for the class of2017at the time of graduation and within ten months after graduation (approximately spring2018), as self-reported by the graduates.

The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Private”reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in private practice as law firm associates. The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Public”reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level.

In determining median salaries, jobs classified as “JD advantage” have been excluded (i.e.,positions in which the employer requires a JD or considers it an advantage to hold such a degree, but in which admission to the bar is not required).

Report Title

The rationale behind entitling this report as the “2020” report is that our2020 Law School Rankingsreport and2020 Law School Profilesare of considerable interest to prospective law school applicants who seek to enroll in classes commencing in fall 2020. At the time of our publication of this report in spring 2019, these employment statistics reflected the most current data available.


Source: The data have been compiled from a variety of public sources, including data released by the law schools and from the bar examiner offices in each jurisdiction.

Next Release: Our 2021 report is slated for publication in spring 2020.

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