The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

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Deadlines

Application & LSAT

Early Decision (Binding) deadline:
(LSAT no later than October) November 1
Regular Decision deadline:
(LSAT no later than February) March 1

Financial Aid

Fall
March 15

Grades and Scores

LSAT Median
166
LSAT Middle 50%
163–168
GPA Median
3.68
GPA Middle 50%
3.43–3.82

The Program

Degrees Granted:
  • JD
  • LLMs:
    • Introduction to U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
    • Latin American and International Law
    • Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law
  • Dual Degrees:
    • JD/MPAff
    • JD/MBA
    • JD/MA in Latin American Studies
    • JD/MA in Middle Eastern Studies
    • JD/MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
    • JD/MS in Community & Regional Planning
    • JD/Master of Global Policy Studies
    • JD/MS in Social Work
    • JD/MS in Information Studies
  • Combined Degrees:
    • JD/PhD in Philosophy
JD Degree Requirements:
86 credit hours
First-Year Enrollment:
319
Total Enrollment:
1,038
Student/Faculty Ratio:
11/1
Program:
Full-time, daytime only

Diversity

Women:
42%
Minorities:
32%
Nonresident Maximum:
35%
Average Age:
24
No. of States Represented:
27
No. of Undergraduate Schools:
115
Advanced Degrees (MA, MS, MBA, LLM, PhD):
20

Bar Passage Rate

Texas (July 2012 Exam):
94%
New York (July 2011 Exam):
100%
California (July 2011 Exam):
95%
Illinois (July 2011 Exam):
100%
Georgia (July 2011 Exam):
100%

Note: New York – 28 test takers; California – 19 test takers

Tuition Information for 2012–2013

Tuition and Fees:
  • $33,162/first year for residents (30 credit hours)
  • $49,244/first year for nonresidents (30 credit hours)

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The second and third year tuition goes down significantly since they are based on 28 hours for attendance.

Average Debt:
$36,021*

Law School students are charged flat-rate tuition. The Dollars and Sense website contains important information about tuition: how rates are set, tuition costs, and how tuition is used. The Frequently Asked Questions page provides information about flat-rate tuition.

*This figure represents the average debt of current UT Law students, irrespective of class year and residency, who finance their law school education with student loans. Accordingly, the amount for residents would be slightly lower than the figure reported for nonresidents. When comparing our figure with those of other law schools, it is important to verify whether the program calculates average debt using actual borrowers as UT does, or using all students including those who did not receive financial aid. This figure is based upon the 2013 ABA debt calculation for consumer information.

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