College Profile: The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University

 
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Our mission is to provide an excellent professional education in a student-centered environment, to contribute to society by enhancing the understanding of law and legal institutions, and to promote the use of a legal education to help people and improve society.

At Penn State Law, you will discover a rich and diverse educational climate that challenges students to achieve academic and professional excellence. Penn State law students embrace the rigor of our academic program and are eager to contribute to the scholarly process. They edit and publish legal journals; participate in moot court competitions; support faculty research; serve clients, research key issues and contribute to legislative advocacy through our clinics and centers; engage in provocative dialogue in and out of the classroom; and coordinate lectures and symposia that enrich the academic experience. Held to the highest academic ideals and expectations, your peers will be an integral component of your learning experience.

We make every effort to celebrate and promote superior achievement, and we recognize our most extraordinary students through the Curtin Scholars Program.

Penn State Law offers a J.D. degree, an LL.M. degree for foreign-trained lawyers, and opportunities for interdisciplinary study with other Penn State graduate programs, including the School of International Affairs. Students can consult with the Academic Affairs Office to develop a course of study appropriate for their career goals.

Law school is a time for embarking on a career and building friendships. An extensive assortment of student groups, along with student-sponsored activities and events, give students the opportunity to not only enhance their overall learning experience but to participate in the life of the law school.

Many individuals and groups are active outside the law school and provide valuable services to the local community. Student volunteers serve food at the local soup kitchen, collect supplies for the community food bank, mentor elementary students, organize animal food drives, and collect clothing and toiletry items for families living in shelters.

In addition, area amenities and attractions provide entertainment opportunities catering to a variety of interests. Please visit the About our Community page for information on surrounding area attractions and/or upcoming events.
 
150 South College St
Carlisle, PA
17013-2861
717-240-5000 (general)
717-240-5256 (financial aid)
717-240-5207 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

To provide an excellent professional education in a student-centered environment, to contribute to society by enhancing the understanding of law and legal institutions, and to promote the use of a legal education to help people and improve society.


General Information
Other Names Penn State
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
683 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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