Overview

Applicants
401
Acceptance Rate
44%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.33
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
80

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
150 - 156

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
July 31

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$50

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Other Factors

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
41

27
Female
15
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Regent University provides future JDs with an “exceptional academic experience.” We should mention that the school is religious and students highlight that they are taught “how to integrate [their] Christian worldview with [their] practice; [you learn]...how to approach difficult, controversial, or just plain common issues from a Biblical perspective and how to deal with them in ways that benefit you, your clients, and the community as a whole.” Beyond a Christ-centered education, we’re told that Regent’s “research and writing courses...are amazing.” And while they are “very intense,” they do “result in great writers” and students “ready for real world situations.” Even better, “there are many opportunities [to earn] credits through practical skills.”

Of course, one of Regent’s greatest strengths is its “amazing” faculty. Students love that their professors “have a wealth of legal experience to bring to the discussion.” Indeed, many had “amazing careers in their...specialties prior to becoming professors, and they all publish regularly in their respective fields.” They also seem to “genuinely care about their students.” As one person interjects, “They have been nothing short of supportive from 1L year all the way through bar prep.” A fellow classmate agrees sharing, “I could go to any one of them (whether I've had them as a professor or not) to ask for advice or assistance and he/she would be willing to help.” Simply put, the faculty here is “kind and gracious.”

Additionally, a number of people speak highly of Regent’s research librarians who “are abundantly helpful and patient with even the most complex research questions/assistance needs.” Aside from great librarians, students also have “access to a variety of research databases, including Lexis and Westlaw, and representatives of these companies are frequently invited to assist the students on proper legal research.” As if that wasn’t enough, students report that the law library itself is an “exceptional...study space.”

Lastly, employment opportunities are definitely plentiful for Regent grads. There’s no doubt that this is partially thanks to a “timely and attentive” career services department that “will assist student[s] with interview prep, resume and cover letter writing, and job/internship searches.” Plus, students can easily capitalize on the numerous “clerkships, apprenticeships, and externships that can be obtained for credit or just for experience, both in the area and through connections [around the] country.” We’re guessing it also doesn’t hurt that Regent’s “bar passage rate is the best in Virginia.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
86%
Median Starting Salary
$56,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
87%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
44%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
26

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Virginia Supreme Court Virginia Court of Appeals U.S. District Court Pierce McCoy Pender & Coward Troutman Sanders Vandeventer Black LLP U.S. Air Force JAG Corps U.S. Army JAG Corps U.S. Marine JAG Corps Virginia Beach Public Defender's Office Norfolk Public Defender's Office Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Office Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Office Supreme Court of Virginia Office of the Magistrate Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Office Willis Law

Graduates Employed by Area

18%
Government

Prominent Alumni

Hon. Joe Migliozzi
Norfolk Circuit Court Judge

Bradley Knox
Vice President & Counsel, Aflac, Inc.

Hon. Steven Rogers
Florida Circuit Court Judge

Hon. Teresa Hammons
Virginia Beach General District Court Judge

Jordan Sekulow
Executive Director, ACLJ

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Jul 31
Application Deadlines
Nov 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$44,243

% Students Receiving Some Aid
100%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,200
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$13,500
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$13,500
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,000
Fees
$2,420

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
212
Parent Institution Enrollement
10,056

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
3
Average Age at Entry
28

% Out-of-State
42%
% International
1%

Demographics

25.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

89% are full time
11% are part time
58% female
42% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Many law students are drawn to Regent University for its “strong sense of community.” This helps to ensure that “cooperation,” not cut-throat behavior, is the norm. As one student explains, “Everybody knows each other, and even if we don’t all hang out, we are fond of each other and think of ourselves as a big team.” A number of impressed first-years also remark that “upperclass students are [always] available and willing to offer advice.” Of course, no matter what year they are, students find their classmates to be “genuine and caring.” They truly want to see each other “succeed.” Hence it’s quite common for students to “help each other, share notes, etc.”

Nevertheless, a few individuals do complain that there is a “sharp distinction between honors and non-honors [students]” and point to the fact that the school provides honors students with “unfair special treatment.” Thankfully, it’s rather easy for everyone to get involved with campus life regardless of their standing. Indeed, “there are a large number of...organizations and skills boards” available.” And, best of all, virtually every student graduates with “great connections and relationships” that are sure to last a lifetime.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
S. Ernie Walton
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
1000 Regent University Drive
Robertson Hall 239
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone
757-352-4584

Email
lawschool@regent.edu