Overview

Applicants
2,853
Acceptance Rate
20%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.84
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
200

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
156 - 166

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$30

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
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
205

51.2
Female
20.48
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Holding students to “high academic standards,” the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law offers students an excellent “balance between legal theory and practical courses.” Certainly a “well respected institution,” many students are quick to assert that the school’s “value is very good for [the] price.” As a pleased 3L boasts, “The greatest strength is how cheap it is, at least relative to other law schools, for the top law school in Florida.” Students also enjoy that “there are several certificate programs” available including environmental and land law use, intellectual property law, criminal justice, estates and trusts, and international and comparative law. Though some wish there were “more practical skills courses,” others tell us that “clinics and trial practice classes are very hands-on.” Further, students here love the extensive opportunities to study abroad in exotic locales such as Costa Rica and France.
Importantly the “professors are a great mix of race, background, experience, and knowledge. They are very approachable and in their offices any time to answer a question.” Indeed, “most have an open door policy and welcome student questions.” Fortunately, “many professors seek research assistants, which is a very valuable experience.” However, some students do caution that first-year classes are “too large for good interaction and discussion.” Therefore, it’s sometimes possible to feel “totally lost in the shuffle.”
While some students have experienced “the significant red tape” that is often part and parcel with a massive state university, many proclaim the administration here is “very responsive to student requests.” As a grateful 3L explains, “The school administration here is very helpful and listens to student concerns and does its best to redress any issues raised. The dean [even] meets regularly over coffee with students.” A content 2L echoes these sentiments sharing, “Everyone at the Levin College of Law is extremely helpful. I have gone to various offices on campus for help and have not been let down.”
Students are quite happy with the “fantastic facilities,” which they find “very well kept and modern.” Classrooms “all have great seating, lighting, visual, and audio.” What’s more, the “new advocacy center is a state-of-the-art new building to practice and learn advocacy skills in a realistic full courtroom.” In addition, the library is “first-rate” and definitely conducive to long study sessions; although, some students do gripe that it’s starting to become overrun with undergraduates.
Finally, students highlight the alumni network which is “vast and plays a major role in obtaining positions.” As a pleased 3L recounts, “The greatest strength is the distinguished alumni pool around the state, region, and country who always come back, give back, and are open to help out students in the employment search. The resources and connections of the school are great as well and completely prepare all students who take advantage of them to build great attorneys and connect them with hiring employers.” However, a disgruntled 2L counters, “The school is stuck in a cycle of creating a job placement system that benefits only the top 10 percent of the students and handcuffing the bottom 75 percent. Essentially the bottom 75 percent of the students get no benefit from the career services department and thus must scramble to find their own jobs.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
84%
Median Starting Salary
$72,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
92%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
92%

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
300

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Holland & Knight; White & Case; Carlton Fields; Foley & Lardner; Quarles & Brady; Greenberg Traurig; DLA Piper; Hunton; Bryan Cave; McDermott, Will & Emery; Shook Hardy; Bush Ross; Rogers Towers; Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney; Fowler White Burnett; Baker Hostetler; Hogan Lovells; Gunster; Akerman; Gray Robinson; federal and state judges; government; big four accounting firms.

Graduates Employed by Area

58%
Private Practice
17%
Government
9%
Business/Industry
5%
Public Interes
3%
Judicial Clerkships

Graduates Employed by Region

91%
South
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
MidWest
1%
International
1%
Mountain
1%
South West
1%
Pacific

Prominent Alumni

Richard Smith
Partner, Linklaters

John Morgan
Founder, Morgan & Morgan

Honorable Susan Black
U.S. 11th Circuit Judge

John Dasburg
Former CEO, Burger King & Northwest Airlines

Stephen Zack
Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner; ABA President, 2010

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$12,135

% Students Receiving Some Aid
73%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$19,139
Out-Of-State Tuition
$34,602
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$15,890
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$17,400
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,335
Fees
$3,438

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
969
Parent Institution Enrollement
55,862

Average Age at Entry
23

% International
1%

Demographics

32.51%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
48% female
52% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The overwhelming majority of students here are Florida residents. Otherwise, “UF Law is unique in its ability to achieve diverse incoming class.” Ethnic minorities make up a pretty considerable contingent, and all kinds of students enroll here. “The best part of law school is conversing with people of different backgrounds and history,” says a thrilled 2L. “It’s fascinating.” Some students “can be cutthroat,” but for the most part, the law student population is “intelligent and harmonious.” Indeed, “there is a nice sense of community.” “You will be able to find a friend or two to study with regularly and many friends to interact with socially,” promises a 1L. Students do tend to stick to their sections first year, but “there’s a lot of cross-section interaction starting second year.”
Despite a “problematic” parking situation, “Gainesville is nice.” With big-time college sports, the University of Florida is certainly hard to beat. As one proud 3L notes, “[Even] our faculty members appreciate the prominence and breadth of Gator Nation, even though our football team didn't live up to the Gator standard last year.” The “sunny weather” is spectacular, provided one enjoys heat and a constant dose of humidity. Hometown Gainesville is a quintessential college town and students can take advantage of numerous restaurants, performing arts venues, cultural events, and, of course, bars. Unfortunately though, the law school is located in a rather remote part of the campus, and some students complain that it is “not within walking distance of any dining options and the on-campus options are paltry.” On the positive side, should students ever tire of the scene in Gainesville, within driving distance lie Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa—all fairly large cities.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Chris Bailey
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Address
Box 117622
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone
352-273-0890

Email
admissions@law.ufl.edu


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