Georgia State University College of Law
1. What is required for admission to Georgia State University College of Law?
2. What are the median GPA and LSAT score for entering students?
The median GPA is 3.42 and the median LSAT score is a 159.
3. When should I apply?
4. Who makes admissions decisions?
The Admissions Committee. After your file is deemed complete by the admissions staff, it is forwarded to the admissions committee for review and a decision.
5. How long does it take to complete the full-time and part-time programs at the College of Law?
The full-time program takes an average of three years. The part-time program takes four to five years.
6. What is your retention rate?
For the 2009-10 academic year, the retention rate was 96%.
7. How much weight does the admissions committee place on GPA and LSAT score?
Because studies show that undergraduate GPA and LSAT score(s) strongly predict the level of a student’s performance in the first year of law study, both are significant factors in admissions decisions. However, your entire file, including your personal statement and letters of recommendation, is reviewed carefully by each committee member.
8. Should I take the LSAT more than once?
It is extremely important to prepare the best you can for your first attempt at the LSAT because substantial increases in scores are rare. However, the admissions committee will review all LSAT scores.
9. What should I include in my personal statement?
The personal statement gives you an opportunity to describe yourself, your interest in law school, and the goals you seek to achieve through a JD degree. The statement also gives you a chance to include specific information about your abilities beyond the data set forth in your application. In addition, the personal statement gives the admissions committee an example of your writing style and thought processes. The personal statement should be no more than two pages double spaced.
10. Is preference given to in-state students?
No. The Admissions Committee considers each student's credentials regardless of residence; however, because of location, about 90 percent of our students are Georgia residents.
11. Who should write letters of recommendation?
Educators or employers are preferred. The recommender should be someone who is able to comment specifically about the your intellectual ability, work habits, dependability, thoroughness and other characteristics.
12. What is the profile of your student body?
Like the city of Atlanta where we’re located, our student body at the College of Law is very diverse. There are about 679 students enrolled in the College of Law and approximately 227 students entered in fall 2010. Minorities make up about 22 percent of enrolled students.
13. How many students enrolled in the College of Law are women?
Women comprise approximately 46 percent of our student body.
14. Why can't I access my MyLaw ID?
Your MyLaw ID is automatically generated after your class registrations are set by the admissions office. You will receive a "welcome" e-mail with your password and further instructions.
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