Frequently Asked Questions
- What is your median GPA? Median LSAT?
- Are you a national or a regional law school?
- When do you start accepting applications for the fall?
- What is the application deadlines date?
- What is the latest LSAT exam from which you will accept scores?
- What is your application fee?
- Do you grant fee waivers?
- How many letters of recommendation do you require?
- Do you offer scholarships?
- Where do your students get jobs after graduation?
- What is your Student to Faculty Ratio?
- Where do you students come from?
- What is your bar passage rate?
- Do you have a part-time program?
- Do you have any open houses?
- What are my chances of being admitted?
- How do you handle multiple LSAT scores?
For the class of 2015, the median GPA was a 3.28 on a 4.0 scale, and the median LSAT was a 153.
Syracuse is considered to be a national law school. This means that we are known nationally, and that our graduates are placed in jobs all over the country (not just upstate New York).
October 1st of each year.
April 1st of each year. Syracuse Law operates on a “rolling admission” basis, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
February. However, we encourage students to take the June, October, or December LSAT to allow your application to complete earlier.
Yes. To request a fee waiver, a student should:
*Email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the reason for needing the application fee waived and provide full name and LSAC#. If granted, Admissions will individually assign a fee waiver for students through the electronic LSAC database so that the application fee will be automatically waived when s/he applies.
Syracuse Law does not require any letters of recommendation, but we strongly encourage applicants to have 1-3 letters. These should be primarily from professors if the student is still in school, or from employers if the student graduated some time ago.
We encourage applicants to have their recommendation letters sent through the LSDAS, but we will accept letters directly from the recommenders (on our form or on letterhead) as well.
Syracuse will also accept the new LSAC Evaluation Service form. These are not required and should not be used in place of standard letters of recommendation, but can be used to enhance an applicant's file.
July, 2012 Bar:
SU Overall pass rate for 1st time test takers = 79.82%
The Admissions Office schedules individual visits for prospective students. Once students have selected a date to visit, they should contact the Admissions Office at 315/443-1962 or email@example.com to make an appointment. Appointments can also be made online by clicking here.
We also hold Visitor Programs for admitted students during the spring. Visitor Programs are held on 4 Fridays, usually during March and April.
For fall 2012 we will be holding 3 open houses for prospective students interested in Syracuse Law. These SU Graduate Expos will include many of the graduate recruiters on campus. The 3 dates will be:
Saturday, October 27th - on the Syracuse University campus
Saturday, November 3rd - in New York City at Lubin House
Saturday, November 10th - in Washington DC at Greenberg House
Click here to Register
According to the ABA/LSAC rules, we will use the highest LSAT score to calculate student’s index score when it is taken multiple times. We will, however, see all attempts at the LSAT and consider each score when reviewing the application. As a general rule, the highest LSAT score is the score that will be used to combine with the undergraduate cumulative GPA for the index score.