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Introducing the Class of 2016

*These statistics are intended only as a guide.


Numbers arguably don’t lie, but they do fail to capture the extraordinary breadth of interests and experiences evident in our student body.

In fact, the best way to fully appreciate Penn Law is to visit.

The Law School hosts information sessions for prospective students throughout the fall and spring semesters. Please check  here for information session dates and times. You may also pick up a self-guided tour packet any weekday. This profile reflects the class as of the beginning of Orientation on August 28, 2013. LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by Penn Law to the ABA.


Applicants 5,283
Enrolled 251
LSAT 75% = 171
25% = 165
GPA 75% = 3.94
25% = 3.55
Women 46%
Students of Color 30%
Direct from College 41%
Advanced Degrees 10%
Age Range 20-33

Geographic & School Distribution

Members of the Class of 2016 come from 35 states, the District of Columbia, across the globe (including Bulgaria, Canada, China, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom), and 124 colleges and universities. Overall, close to 200 institutions are represented in Penn Law’s JD student body. See the list of schools.

Beyond the numbers

The Class of 2016 is filled with incredibly accomplished, talented, and dedicated students. To give you a sense of the true diversity of this remarkable class,  here is a random collection of different student lives.


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