ABA Required Disclosures

St. Thomas University School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

St. Thomas Law provides the information below in compliance with Standard 509 of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The Standard 509 Report is available for download and viewing here >>> ABA Standard 509 Information Report.

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Admissions Data

Fall 2020

Fall 2020TotalFull-TimePart-Time
Number of Apps112011200
Number of Offers6106100
Number Enrolled2402400
75% GPA3.53.5
Median GPA3.233.23
25% GPA2.952.95
75% LSAT153153
Median LSAT150150
25% LSAT147147

Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs

Estimated 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance (COA)

J.D Program
Fall/SpringOn CampusOff CampusWith Parent
Tuition & Fees$43,630 $43,630 $43,630
Books & Supplies1,8001,8001,800
Room & Board19,30017,6003,400
Loan Fees1,5001,5001,500
Transportation2,5443,8883,888
Personal4,7024,7024,702
TOTAL COA$73,206 $73,120 $58,920

*Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021 will be $43,420.00

LL.M. Program
Fall/SpringOn CampusOff CampusWith Parent
Tuition & Fees$29,252 $29,252 $29,252
Books & Supplies1,5001,5001,500
Room & Board19,03017,6003,400
Loan Fees1,5001,5001,500
Transportation2,5443,8883,888
Personal4,7024,7024,702
TOTAL COA$58,528 $58,442 $44,242
J.S.D. Program
Per Semester9 Credits
Tuition & Fees$4,100
Books & Supplies675
Loan Fees50
TOTAL COA$4,825

These are estimated figures and are subject to change without notice.

As per federal regulations consumer debt (e.g. mortgage, car loans, personal loans, and credit card) cannot be included in the Cost of Attendance.

On a case-by-case basis Cost of Attendance figures may be adjusted for reasonable educational related expenses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Law School’s Office of Financial Affairs recognizes that financing your legal education is an important investment in yourself, your future, and the communities you will serve. While the primary responsibility of financing your education rests with you and your family, we are committed to helping you meet your educational goals. To assist students with the costs of attending law school, St. Thomas University School of Law offers financial assistance to eligible law students mainly through the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Direct Student Loan Programs up to the Cost of Attendance.

Scholarships

St Thomas Law School is pleased to offer a variety of merit scholarships to incoming and continuing students.

Incoming Students

Scholarships for incoming first year students with substantial promise are automatically awarded by the Law School’s Office of Admissions based on LSAT, prior academic record, and past service and experience. All applicants are considered for merit scholarships. No additional application is necessary. Transfer students are considered after completing a full year at St. Thomas Law. For additional information on specific award criteria, contact the Office of Admissions.

Some incoming scholarships may be renewed for the second and third years based on academic performance in the first year. All awards are made on a yearly basis for the Fall and Spring semesters only. Scholarship recipients are notified of the retention policy applying to their scholarships at the time of award. For retention data, click here.

Continuing Students

Students ranking in the top 25 percent of their class at the end of each academic year of full time study, whether they had incoming merit scholarships or not, can receive awards under the Upper Level Academic Scholarship Program. Awards range from $7,500 to $32,000 depending on academic performance. Students with incoming scholarships who qualify for a larger award under the Program will receive the greater of the two awards. All awards are made on a yearly basis for the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Donor Scholarships

Through the generosity of donors, St Thomas Law also offers several scholarships of varying amounts to continuing students. Criteria vary and can include need, leadership and service activities. For a list of these scholarships, click here.

Students Matriculating in Academic Year:# Entering with Conditional Scholarships:# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated:
2018-201910546
2017-201812061
2016-20178932

Scholarship Retention Data

In compliance with Standard 509 of the American Bar Association we are pleased to provide you with the following Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet.

Prior to 2012, conditional scholarship retention required achieving a class rank in the top 25%. In 2012, the standards were relaxed to require a 2.8 GPA for scholarship retention for most awards.

In addition, students who rank in the top 25 percent at the end of the first year of full time study receive awards under the Upper Level Academic Scholarship Program. Awards range from $7,500 to $32,000 depending on academic rank. Over the past three years, a total of 84 incoming scholarships were increased in amount and an additional 54 scholarships were awarded under the Program.

Enrollment Data

AcademicTransferOtherTotalPercentage
1st year2171233*17%
2nd Year23384%
3rd Year10120.90%
Transfer Data
AcademicTransferOtherTotalPercentage
1st year2171233*17%
2nd Year23384%
3rd Year10120.90%

Bar Passage Data

First time bar passage rate for graduates on the Florida Bar Exam:

YearPass Rate
201966.88%
201862.50%
201759.60%
201644.80%
201555.56%
201467.42%
201371.36%
201275.14%
201175.13%
201075.48%
200973.61%
200878.79%

Consumer Bar Passage Report

Faculty and Administration

TotalMenWomenMinorities
SprFallSprFallSprFallSprFall
Full-Time34322018141497
Other Full-Time22220000
Deans, librarians & others who teach76433334
Part-Time483537261191011
9175634928262222
Student faculty ratio 9 to 1

Refund Policies

The effective date of withdrawal is the date on which a completed official withdrawal form is received by the Office of the Law School Registrar; the percentage of credit will be determined by this date. The term begins on the first day of classes for that session, not the student’s first day of attendance. Refunds for students who have withdrawn are based on tuition only. Fees and deposits are non-refundable. If a student has been awarded financial aid, the financial aid programs from which the funds were disbursed will be refunded in accordance with the formula required by federal law. Tuition refunds are calculated as follows:

Fall & Spring TermDeducted From Account% You Owe
Up to the 8th day of term100%0%
9th day of term90%10%
10th day of term50%50%
No refunds after the 10th day of term0%100%

Summer Term% Deducted from Account% You Owe
Up to the 1st day of term100%0%
No refunds after 1st class day0%100%

Refund checks will be processed within 14 business days after credit appears on student accounts pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education federal regulations. Refund checks will be deposited directly to students’ checking or savings accounts. All law students are expected to enroll in the University’s direct deposit program.

Refunds of room and board charges for resident students who withdraw (or are dismissed) from the law school are calculated by the Office of Campus Life. Unused portions of security deposits will be refunded upon the approval of the Housing Office.

Curriculum Data

Full TimePart Time
Typical first-year section size430
Number of Upper Division Classroom course sections99
Under 251260
25-4941
50-746
75-990
100+0
Number of positions available in simulation courses9890
Number of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses430
Number of faculty supervised clinical positions filled43
Number of field placement position filled760
Number of Seminars150
Number of co-curricular offerings140