Some Important Facts:
St. John’s School of Law is accredited to the American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools. The law school grants the J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree and the LL.M. degree for the practice area of bankruptcy. The credit requirement stipulated for J.D. degrees is 86, while the LL.M. degree requires 30 credits. There are 50 full-time faculty members and 36 part-time members.
Admission Procedures, Tuition Fees, and Financial Aid
In 2008, about 34 percent of applicants were granted admission to the law school. The 25th to 75th percentile GPA range for those admitted was 3.19–3.74. The median for LSAT scores hovered around 161.
Part-time admissions are also available. Last year, GPAs for part-time candidates who were admitted part-time ranged from 3.23 to 3.57 for the 25th to 75th percentiles. Their LSAT scores ranged from 150–157. The highly controversial but acclaimed Princeton Review
has given St. John’s School of Law, an ''Admissions Selectivity Rating'' of 83 out of a total of 100.
St. John’s charges full-time students about $38,400 per year and $28,800 for part-timers. The estimated cost for the room & board is about $13,000, while fees average $5,500. The total cost, then, comes to around $57,000 per year for full-time students, and about $47,000 for part-timers.
Grants are provided to many students from the financial aid office. In 2008, the median grant awarded was $20,000 for full-time students. According to the law school sources, while reviewing applications they focus especially on the proven skills and talents of the prospective students which they think are essential for their academic success.
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