St. Thomas Law School

General Info

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The St. Thomas University School of Law was founded in 1984. The School of Law is located on the main campus of the university and includes a multi-level library, a moot court amphitheater, faculty and administrative offices, a computer lab, and classrooms and offices for student organizations. The architectural combination of buildings and breezeways provides a comfortable setting for the study of law, including an outdoor classroom that is usable virtually year-round.

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St. Thomas Law School Admissions

St. Thomas Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 60% of its applicants. Comparatively, Stu is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 1118 664 (59.39%) 212 (19.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.71 3.06 3.30
LSAT 145 147 151

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $39,178 $39,178
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $27,436
  • Living off-campus: $24,850
  • Living at home: $13,144

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $60

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St. Thomas Law School Community

St. Thomas Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Stu is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 31
  • Part Time: 45


  • # Female Faculty: 31
  • # Minority Faculty: 21


20.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

St. Thomas Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. St. Thomas Law School 1L section size is 20% larger than law schools in Florida and 16% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

St. Thomas Law School: 174
Florida Average: 139
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 275
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 50

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 133
  • Law Journals: 115
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 34.7%
  • Second Year: 1.7%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

St. Thomas Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The St. Thomas Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 74% with 5% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 89.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 58.0%
  • Business: 11.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Florida: 87%
  • Pennsylvania: 2%
  • New York: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 89.0%
  • First Time Takers: 200
  • Average School: 67.4%
  • Average State: 72.1%
  • Pass Difference: -4.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida: 72.1%
  • Passed: 120 of 178 (67.4%)
  • State Average: 72.1%
  • Difference: -4.7%