2013-14 ADMISSIONS TIMELINE:
Demographic Statistics FOR STUDENTS ENTERING IN 2013
TOTAL STUDENT BODY STATS
2013 CLASS STATS* Incoming Class Size
2013-14 Total International Student Body
155 Total No.
145/150/152 GPA 2.86/3.22/3.42
of Undergraduate Schools Represented
*Accurate as of Aug. 27, 2013. Subject to change after the October 2013 certification of data.
84.6% of the class of 2012 employed or enrolled in graduate school
LOCATION OF EMPLOYMENT
Public interest 2.7% Federal clerkships 2.7%
ONU Law continues to provide a premier legal education at a marginal cost. We maintain the lowest private law school tuition of Ohio’s nine law colleges. As a private institution, all students pay the same tuition rate no matter their permanent state of residence. To offset the cost of tuition, ONU Law offers competitive scholarships and grants to qualified candidates. For the last three years, ONU Law has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships and grants to students in all three class years.
MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS 1.3% 6.7%
4% Pursuing advanced degree 2.2%
Juris Doctor (JD) JD/LL.M. (International Studies) JD/MPPA (Accounting and Taxation) Summer Starter Program (High GPA, Low LSAT)
The cost of living may factor into your overall decision on where to attend law school. The cost of living in Ada, Ohio, is well below both state and national averages. The average cost for law students renting a two-bedroom apartment in Ada is near $550 a month.
As of March 15, 2013
COST OF LIVING
Private practice 49.3%
Dec. 1, 2013: Jan. 1, 2014: Admittance decisions Free Application for Federal Student Aid sent on rolling basis (FAFSA) available – Please complete Invitations to interview for the Summer Starter Program sent on rolling basis
NO APPLICATION FEE
Total No. of States Represented
21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 Age Range 21-54
Sept. 3, 2013: Application available
44% Minority 18%
TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT
2013-14 Total JD Student Body
56% Average Age
ONU Law awards merit-based scholarships to highly qualified students each year. These awards recognize exceptional students who possess outstanding academic credentials, diverse backgrounds and leadership abilities that indicate the applicant’s potential to excel in all aspects of the law school experience. To be considered for an ONU Law scholarship, you must submit the application for admission and all documents required within.
April 15, 2014: First seat deposit deadline
FINANCIAL NEED GRANTS
ONU Law awards a limited number of need-based grants to students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) indicates significant need for assistance. Applicants must submit a FAFSA at the earliest possible date after Jan. 1, 2014.
Students who exceed their predictors their first year and do exceptionally well have the opportunity for an increase in their award offer for their second and third years. Students entering without an award offer for their first year who perform exceptionally well also have the opportunity to receive scholarships for their second and third years.
Students needing assistance to help meet the costs of tuition and living expenses have several available options: a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan or a private student loan. A FAFSA is required for all federal loans.
FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN
ONU Law students are eligible for up to $20,500 in unsubsidized Stafford loans. Federal loans are deferred until the student graduates or falls below part-time status. The grace period is six months. Unsubsidized means that the interest accrues on the loan once the loan is disbursed. To apply, visit www.studentloans.gov and complete both the entrance counseling for graduate students and master promissory note.
May 15, 2014: Deadline to interview for Summer Starter Program
June 9, 2014: June LSAT administration
Aug. 15, 2014: Deadline to apply
(We accept June LSAT scores)
June 15, 2014: Second seat deposit deadline
FEDERAL GRADUATE PLUS LOAN
In addition to the unsubsidized student loan, students are eligible for a Graduate PLUS Loan. Payments on this loan are deferred until six months after graduation or the end of enrollment and may be used to cover any remaining educational needs up to the total cost of attendance. To apply, visit www. studentloans.gov and complete the loan application, the entrance counseling for graduate students and master promissory note.
Private student loans are offered through private lenders. A student can borrow up to their cost of attendance minus all other financial aid sources. Interest usually begins accruing once the funds are disbursed to the student account.
ONU LAW GRADUATE PLACEMENT STATISTICS As of March 15, 2013
95.8 percent of the class of 2012 reported on their employment status. Data is collected nine months after graduation and is submitted to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and to the American Bar Association (ABA).
84.6 percent of the 2012 graduates seeking employment were either employed or enrolled in graduate school full-time. Of the employed graduates, 66.67 percent were in JD required positions; 8.33 percent were in JD preferred positions; 3.13 percent were in professional positions; 1.04 percent were in nonprofessional positions; and 2.2 percent were pursuing their LL.M. degrees.
OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW CERTIFICATES
Corporate Law Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Criminal Law International Law Public Law and Policy Civil Litigation Taxation Real Property Law Small Firm General Practice
CLINICAL PROGRAMS Bankruptcy Clinic Corporate Transactional Clinic Criminal Law Clinic Environmental Clinic Governmental Clinic Judicial Externships (I and II) Litigation Clinic Municipal Government Clinic Nonprofit Litigation Clinic ONU Legal Clinic Prosecution Clinic
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Black Law Students Association (BLSA) The Campus Chapter of the International Justice Mission (CCIJM) Christian Legal Society (CLS) Environmental Law Society (ELS) Federalist Society Icelandic Legal Exchange Program (ILEP) International Law Society LAMBDA Law Students’ Association Law School Democrats Legal Association of Women (LAW) Moot Court Ohio Northern University Law Review Phi Alpha Delta International Fraternity (PAD) Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Sports Law Society Street Law Society Student Bar Association (SBA) Veterans Association
UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED
CLASS OF 2016
Alfred University Ashland University Ball State University Bowling Green State University Capital University Centre College Chapman University Eckerd College Emory and Henry College Emory University Ferris State University Georgia State University High Point University Hilbert College Hillsdale College Hood College Idaho State University Indiana University - Bloomington (2) Indiana University - Purdue at Fort Wayne Kaplan University Kent State University (2) Marshall University Miami University Oxford (3)
Metropolitan State University of Denver Northeastern University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Ohio Northern University (5) Ohio State University - Columbus (7) Ohio University (2) Peirce College Pennsylvania State University University Park Prairie View A&M University Sam Houston State University Spelman College Sul Ross State University SUNY College at Brockport SUNY College at Plattsburg Taylor University Tiffin University Thomas Edison State College United States Coast Guard Academy University of Charleston University of Cincinnati (3)
University of Findlay University of Georgia University of Kentucky - Lexington University of New Mexico University of PittsburghGreensburg University of Pittsburgh Johnstown University of Scranton University of Texas - Austin University of Toledo Utah State University Virginia Commonwealth University Academic Division Walsh University Wayne State University Westminster College Pennsylvania West Virginia University Morgantown Wheeling Jesuit University Wilmington College - Ohio (2) Wittenberg University Wright State University (2)
STATES REPRESENTING TOTAL STUDENT BODY OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS STATES REPRESENTING TOTAL U.S. ALUMNI 5,038 2 19 1 10
3 4 1 11
4 39 5 15
245 1929 13 73
72 610 10 109
3 167 7 51
Alumni over the last six years Total U.S. Alumni
RI 2 11 MA 2 11 CT 1 61 NJ 10 176 DE 2 9 MD 4 71 DC 1 0
VISITING ONU LAW
Every student considering ONU Law is highly encouraged to schedule a campus visit. Our size, location and atmosphere make us truly unique. Our visits are tailored to every student and will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. During your visit, you can: • Meet with an admissions director • Tour the law school • Sit in on a first-year class • Have coffee or lunch with current students • Meet with a financial aid advisor • Tour law housing Depending on your interests, you also can meet with members of the faculty associated with our JD/LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law (International Law) program, our JD/MPPA (taxation) program, or other areas of law in which you may have an interest.
15 miles from Lima (20 min) 70 miles from Toledo (70 min) 85 miles from Dayton (80 min) 85 miles from Ft. Wayne, Ind. (85 min) 90 miles from Columbus (85 min)
Dayton International Airport (DAY) Dayton, Ohio, 85 miles (85 min) Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) Columbus, Ohio, 90 miles (95 min) Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) Fort Wayne, IN, 87 miles (90 min) Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) Detroit, MI, 118 miles (120 min)
CAMPUS VISIT SCHOLARSHIP GETTING TO KNOW THE WHOLE YOU We believe that getting to know a student takes more than reading a personal statement or reviewing an application. We want to get to know the “whole you” and believe the best way to do that is by meeting with you in person. Students who complete a “full” campus visit during the fall of 2013, spring or summer of 2014 (September through August), including a brief interview with the dean or a member of the administration, will be considered for a $1,000 Dean’s Campus Visit Scholarship. The scholarship is for students’ first year only and, if awarded, will be split between the fall and spring semesters.
JUST THE FACTS
Ohio Northern University Office of Law Admissions 525 South Main Street Ada, OH 45810 Phone: 419-772-2211 Fax: 419-772-3042 Email: email@example.com law.onu.edu Law School Admissions Council Phone: 215-968-1001/www.lsac.org Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov School code: 003089
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law