Law School University of Pennsylvania

Law School University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
23 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Law Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD)
      Juris Doctor (JD)
      Juris Doctor/Doctor of Dental Medicine (JD/DMD)
      Juris Doctor/Doctor of Education (JD/Ed D)
      Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine (JD/MD)
      Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy (JD/PhD)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/AM)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Bioethics (JD/MBE)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of City Planning (JD/MCP)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Computer and Information Technology (JD/MCIT)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Environmental Studies (JD/MES)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Laws (JD/LL M)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Education (JD/MS Ed)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Engineering (JD/MSE)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Social Policy (JD/MSSP)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
      Master of Comparative Law (LL CM)
      Master of Laws (LL M)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 118
    • Doctoral Degrees 278
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 4
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


16% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 5,828
    • Accepted 954
    • Acceptance Rate 16
    • Enrolled 250
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $80
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st December 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesprior law degree (for LL M)
    • Doctoral's DegreesLSAT (for JD), LL M (for SJD)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL recommended, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableTeaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students756
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students756
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian62%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian13%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown8%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty142
    • Full-time Percentage50%
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Female Percentage30%
    • Male Percentage70%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAdministrative law and regulation, business and corporate law, civil procedure, Constitutional law, criminal law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property and technology law, international and comparative law, law and economics, legal history, philosophy, tax law and policy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$681,602

Location & Contact

Law School

University of Pennsylvania

3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Theodore Ruger


Phone: 215-898-7463
Fax: 215-573-2025
Email: deanruger@law

Renee Post

Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 215-898-7400
Fax: 215-898-9606

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