Stetson Law School

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Stetson University College of Law, founded in 1900, is Florida's first law school. Located in Gulfport, FL (moving to the city in 1954 from its original location in DeLand), it also has a campus in Tampa, FL. The law school occupies a historic 1920s resort hotel, the Rolyat. The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools since 1931. One of the "Top 100 Law Schools" in the most recent U.S. News rankings (2008).

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Stetson Law School Admissions

Stetson Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 52% of its applicants. Comparatively, Stetson is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 2274 1163 (51.14%) 249 (10.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.00 3.27 3.59
LSAT 152 154 156

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $40,256 $40,256
Part Time $27,892 $27,892

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $15,580
  • Living off-campus: $15,580
  • Living at home: $15,580

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $55

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Stetson Law School Community

Stetson Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Stetson is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 43
  • Part Time: 72


  • # Female Faculty: 50
  • # Minority Faculty: 14


19.4 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

Stetson Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Stetson Law School 1L section size is 26% larger than law schools in Florida and 22% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Stetson Law School: 187
Florida Average: 139
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1452
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 168

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 241
  • Law Journals: 195
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 4.5%
  • Second Year: 1.8%
  • Third Year: 1.1%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Stetson Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Stetson Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 91% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 48.0%
  • Business: 16.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Florida: 89%
  • Alabama: 1%
  • Georgia: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 100.0%
  • First Time Takers: 259
  • Average School: 79.9%
  • Average State: 72.1%
  • Pass Difference: 7.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida: 72.1%
  • Passed: 207 of 259 (79.9%)
  • State Average: 72.1%
  • Difference: 7.8%