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Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4200
(800) 471-1767 (toll-free)

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Admission Facts & Figures

Seattle University School of Law boasts the Northwest's most diverse student body, with students representing nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate institutions.


Student Body Spring 2016
Full-Time Students 557
Part-Time Students 151
Student to Faculty Ratio 11.6 to 1
States Represented 25
Faculty 57 full-time
First-year Class 2016*
First Year Enrollment 201
75th Percentile LSAT Score 158
25th Percentile LSAT Score 151
75th Percentile GPA 3.55
25th Percentile GPA 3.11
Average Age 26
Women 63%
Students of Color 32%
LGBT Students 11.5%
Tuition $1,450/credit

*As of October 5, 2016



Seattle University Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Legal Writing Program

Our legal writing program is ranked No. 1 in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is a model nationwide.

Hands-on Learning

Our Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic is ranked in the top 20 nationally, offering students a chance to represent real clients in real cases, and our Externship Program offers more than 700 placements in Washington and around the world.

Academic Program

A curriculum offering more than 100 different courses each year, including first-year electives, and featuring eight joint degree programs. Our program allows students to specialize in one of 14 areas of interest, including:

  • Business Law
  • Civil Advocacy
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Practice
  • Environmental, Natural
    Resource, & Land Use
  • Estate Planning
  • Family and Juvenile Law
  • Health Law
  • Inequality and Poverty
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Taxation Law


There are nearly 11,000 alumni practicing law or following law-related careers in 50 states, six U.S. territories, and 20 countries.

Rolling Admission Program

We have a rolling admission program with a March 1 priority deadline; an early enrollment option through which all admitted students may begin legal studies in the summer, rather than waiting until fall.

Sullivan Hall

The School of Law's home, Sullivan Hall, is a spacious and modern facility located on the campus of Seattle University, a private institution founded in 1891 and one of the nation's 28 Jesuit universities. We are a 15-minute walk from downtown Seattle, the region's largest city and the Northwest's epicenter of business, technology and legal practice. The Law School Annex, home to our nationally recognized Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, is located just a half-block away from Sullivan Hall.

Degree Programs

Financial Assistance

The School of Law administers a comprehensive financial assistance program through which merit scholarships, loans, and work-study funds are awarded annually to nearly 90 percent of our students.

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