Overview

Applicants
2,280
Acceptance Rate
29%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.62
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
170

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
154 - 160

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
May 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$65

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
112

45
Female
21
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Though still “a fairly new law school,” Texas A&M University is flush with opportunity. From day one, it’s rather apparent that the “faculty and staff...have established a professional environment focused on student success in the real world.” After all, there’s no denying that A&M’s “emphasis on soft skills gives its students a unique edge in the workforce.” Then again, one of the school’s biggest selling points is its “small classes.” This enables “every student...to get a personalized educational experience with faculty who are willing and able to structure their teaching methods to meet the particular needs of the students.”

And speaking of professors, Texas A&M manages to attract “absolutely incredible” instructors who “are at the top of their field” and “always seem to [have] a smile on their face.” The vast majority are also inclined to “go above and beyond to help students.” One individual further explains, “I have not met a single staff member who did not genuinely seem to want the students to do well. “ A classmate concurs adding, “I have never been made to feel that a faculty or staff member was too busy to answer my question or connect me with a colleague that practices in my areas of interest.”

Texas A&M’s administration also does a stellar job. Although in a period of “transition,” the folks here are wholly “accessible” and strive to make sure that “every student is heard.” Indeed, “if you have a question about something or want to see a change in how the school is being operated, there is always an avenue where [you] can be heard.” These opportunities range “from ‘Dean town halls’ every semester [to] faculty open door policies and quarterly student leadership meetings with various [administrators].”

Students do note that the law school building itself is probably the biggest issue because the “limited space creates some scheduling challenges.” Fortunately, this problem is tempered by the fact that “there is a new building project in the works.” Moreover, we’ve been assured that with “careful planning most students can take the classes they want despite the scheduling difficulties.” And many individuals remark that “the library does a great job at having resources available for students and they are very responsive with getting books via inter-library loan.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
90%
Median Starting Salary
$70,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
95%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
60%

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
140

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Alston & Bird, LLP; Haynes & Boone, LLP; Holland & Knight, LLP; Husch Blackwell, LLP; Jackson Walker, LLP; Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP; Knobbe Martens; McGuireWoods; Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, LLP; Thompson & Knight, LLP; Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP; TPG; Bank of America; Supreme Court of Texas; Texas Court of Criminal Appeals; US District Court for the Northern District of Texas; US Dept. of Justice; US Small Business Administration; US Air Force JAG Corps; US Army JAG Corps; US Marine JAG Corps; US Navy JAG; Internal Revenue Service; Dallas County District Attorney?s Office; Dallas City Attorney?s Office; Tarrant County District Attorney?s Office; Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas; Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

Graduates Employed by Area

54%
Private Practice
15%
Government
13%
Business/Industry
8%
Judicial Clerkships
4%
Public Interes

Graduates Employed by Region

93%
South West
5%
South
2%
Pacific
1%
Mountain

Prominent Alumni

Vicente Gonzalez
Member of US House of Representatives

Hugo Martinez
US Immigration Court Judge

Phil King
Texas House of Representatives

Nicole Collier
Texas House of Representatives

Alan Herda
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Jan 15
Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$40,494

% Students Receiving Some Aid
99%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$31,900
Out-Of-State Tuition
$47,304
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$20,500
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,800
Fees
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
480
Parent Institution Enrollement
69,465

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
4
Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
14%
% International
1%

Demographics

30.34%
% Under-represented Minorities

98% are full time
3% are part time
56% female
44% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Future JDs attending Texas A&M can breathe a sigh of relief. That’s because the school manages to maintain “a really healthy culture of camaraderie and competition without the toxic & sabotaging type of competition that you often hear about at other schools.” In fact, students are delighted to discover that their peers are “welcoming, helpful, encouraging, and intelligent.” As this student rushes to add, “Everyone knows one another and treats each other with respect and kindness, even in the middle of a tense finals season.” A classmate concurs chiming in, “The curve being what it is, we are all in silent competition with one another, but everyone with whom I’ve interacted has been willing to lend a hand when somebody doesn’t understand a concept, needs class notes from being out sick, or otherwise go out of their way to help their peers.” Of course, it definitely helps that “there are a lot of student organizations and mentor programs so finding friends is not difficult.” And, when students need a break from law school life, they can head into the city. After all, hometown “Fort Worth has something everyone can enjoy, but is not so large [as to be] overwhelming.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Terence L. Cook
Asst. Dean of Admissions & Scholarships

Address
1515 Commerce St.
Office of Admissions
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone
817-212-4040

Email
law-admissions@law.tamu.edu


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