Syracuse Law School

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Syracuse University College of Law (SUCOL), founded in 1895, is a professional school of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. It is one of only four law schools in Upstate New York (the other three being Albany, Buffalo, and Cornell). Syracuse was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923 and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. As of the 2005-2006 academic year, 768 students were enrolled in the College of Law.

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Syracuse Law School Admissions

Syracuse Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 55% of its applicants. Comparatively, Syracuse is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 1790 977 (54.58%) 188 (10.5%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.07 3.33 3.51
LSAT 151 154 156

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $47,178 $47,178
Part Time $40,682 $40,682

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $19,822
  • Living off-campus: $18,322
  • Living at home: $18,322

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/01
  • Application Fee: $75

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Syracuse Law School Community

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

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 46
  • Part Time: 24


  • # Female Faculty: 32
  • # Minority Faculty: 10


11.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

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

Syracuse 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. Syracuse Law School 1L section size is 57% smaller than law schools in New York and 25% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Syracuse Law School: 117
New York Average: 184
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 799
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 183

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 152
  • Law Journals: 93
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 13.0%
  • Second Year: 5.1%
  • Third Year: 1.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Syracuse Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Syracuse Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 87% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 89.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 47.0%
  • Business: 22.0%
  • Government: 11.0%
  • Public Interest: 8.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • New York: 51%
  • New Jersey: 9%
  • California: 7%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 89.2%
  • First Time Takers: 213
  • Average School: 81.1%
  • Average State: 77.1%
  • Pass Difference: 4.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York: 78.6%
  • Passed: 119 of 138 (86.2%)
  • State Average: 77.1%
  • Difference: 7.6%