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Ranking: Southern Methodist University (Dedman)


Top Law Schools of 2009  
Score 54
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.2
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.29-3.85
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 154-165
Overall acceptance rate 29.1%
Student/faculty ratio 15.0
Graduates employed at graduation 81.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.1%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 92.6%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TX
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.0%

Tuition & Scholarships: Southern Methodist University (Dedman)


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Financial Aid Office Information  
Financial aid application deadline 04/01
Financial aid director Marc Peterson
Financial aid telephone (214) 768-4119
2008-2009 Expenses  
Tuition Full-time: $36,546 per year, part-time: $27,410 per year
Room and board $14,400
Books $1,900
Miscellaneous expenses $2,700
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No
2008 Grants  
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 54.6%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 41.3%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 23.5%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.2%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of full tuition 2.1%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 3.4%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
25th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $10,000
Median grant amount of aid per full-time recipient (50th percentile) $15,000
75th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $18,000
25th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient $2,500
Median grant amount of aid per part-time recipient (50th percentile) $3,000
75th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient $4,125
Indebtedness  
Average indebtedness of 2008 graduates who incurred law school debt $80,413
Proportion who borrowed 63.6%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2007 J.D. graduates? No

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