University of Wisconsin Law School proudly offers an affordable world-class legal education, accessible to a diverse group of students who go on to become great lawyers and leaders.

This by-the-numbers approach to our Admissions webpage offerings was created to help you as a prospective student navigate data that paints the picture of UW Law in light of our decision to withdraw from the U.S. News & World Report rankings survey in 2023.


Our Incoming Class of 2026

Incoming Class

  • 169 students in the Class of 2026
  • 3.79 median GPA
  • 165 median LSAT

Admissions Information

  • 1,616 applications for the Class of 2026
  • 575 admission offers
  • 35.58% acceptance rate

Closer Look

  • 50% students from outside Wisconsin
  • 24% students of color
  • 13% first-generation students
  • 37% first in family to attend graduate school or law school
  • 2.36% veterans
  • 24 average age
  • 49 different majors
  • 14 languages spoken
student talking with our head of Admissions Rebecca Schuller


Our Graduates

Employment Rate

For the Class of 2023:

  • 94.7% were employed 10 months after graduation
  • 82.7% were employed at graduation
  • 92% employed in full-time, long-term bar required or J.D. advantage jobs 10 months after graduation  
Students running in the Cane Toss

Areas of Employment

In the Class of 2022:

  • 107 were employed with a law firm
  • 15 went into business and industry
  • 42 went into government
  • 25 went into public interest
  • 19 did a judicial clerkship
State Capitol Rotunda



  • $46,163 average debt for Class of 2023 graduates ($73,092 for those who took out law school loans) 
  • 725 students receiving scholarships
  • 67% students receiving aid equaling half of tuition or more
  • 95% of Class of 2026 receiving scholarships
  • $31,778 average scholarship
Law Students studying in the Law Library


Academic Offerings

17 Clinics

17 in-house clinics with over 200 spots available each year

35+ Workshops

35+ career development workshops per year through our Office of Career and Professional Development

7 Concentrations

7 curricular concentrations and more extensive J.D. Curriculum options

Study Abroad

12 international exchange programs available to UW Law students



UW Law 

  • Named the 3rd Best Value Law School by PreLaw Magazine
  • Earned A- for practical training by National Jurist
  • Ranked No. 4 nationwide for public defender and prosecutor training by National Jurist
Exterior of the UW Law School on a fall day


  • #1 top 100 best places to live in America (Livability, 2022) 
  • #8 best midsize college cities in America (WalletHub, 2022)
  • #8 best cities for an active lifestyle (WalletHub, 2023)
  • #1 college football town (Sports Illustrated, 2019)
State Capitol at night


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