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Fall 2010 Student Profile

 
Total enrollment 1,305
Full-time students 1,009
Median age 28
Female enrollment 46.7%
Minority enrollment 29.0%
Student/faculty ratio 21 to 1
   
2011 Admitted Student Profile  
Female students 46%
Minority students 32%
25th-75th percentile LSAT 153/158
25th-75th percentile GPA 3.02/3.54
Applications received 2,028
Matriculants 360

South Texas is a private, nonprofit, independent educational institution accredited by the American Bar Association, a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a founding member of The Consortium for Innovative Legal Education. The accreditation documents are available for review by any current or prospective student. Simply contact the registrar’s office at 713/646-1701 to set up an appointment during regular business hours.

South Texas strives for diversity that enriches the learning environment and encourages everyone to challenge their own views. You will learn not only from the faculty, but also from your peers. About two-thirds of the student body is enrolled full-time, the majority of whom come to law school directly from undergraduate school. The popular part-time program makes South Texas accessible for second-career students or others with special needs. However, part-time day students will be enrolled in day classes only where space permits after enrollment of full-time students. Otherwise, a student enrolled as part-time will be enrolled in night classes.

South Texas admits students in the fall and spring for both the full- and parttime programs. Applicants to the college’s part-time program are evaluated the same as full-time applicants, with scholarships available to both. In addition to academic considerations, an applicant’s life experience and work history are major factors in determining admission. Part-time students typically carry an eight- to eleven-hour load, and may take classes four or five days a week. A full-time student typically completes the required 90 hours for graduation in three years, while a part-time student may take as much as five years to complete the course of study.

South Texas offers a variety of educational opportunities to enhance the core curriculum of a legal education. In addition to clinical programs and numerous study abroad options, the law school is a member of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (CILE). This organization joins four law schools-South Texas College of Law, New England College of Law, California Western School of Law and William Mitchell School of Lawin a creative, program-sharing partnership allowing for an easy exchange of students and professors.

A profile of the college shows the wide variety of students at South Texas. Dozens of undergraduate schools from across the nation are represented in the student body although the majority of students come from the southwest and Texas.

 

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