Thanks for the applications! I'm happy to hear that folks are applying.
Our average age for the current applicant pool is 24, but the age range is 18-56. We get a diverse group of students here at Drexel. Last year, 14% of our the class came in with advance/post-baccalaureate degrees.
As for the starting salaries, I'm not sure about that answer. I would strong suggest checking in with the Career and Professional Development Office. There website has their contact information...http://www.drexel.edu/law/career-services-overview.asp
The overall job placement rate is 82% - 67.5% reflects only the full-time legal jobs.
Respectfully, that answer seems a bit evasive. As someone working in the administration of Drexel, I would think that you would have the best access to information pertaining to salary statistics, or at the least, would have access to that person at the school.
Why is it that schools are so very afraid of providing the mean salary data (not median but mean), for their graduates? Is it perhaps because less than 10% of the class at Drexel earned above 125k, meaning (with reference to the oft-quoted bi-modal distribution of starting attorney salary data compiled by the NALP), that the better part of your grads are earning in the range of 40k to 60k, thus decimating the mean average figure for all Drexel graduates?
I mean absolutely no disrespect here. Frankly, I think its wonderful that Drexel is making a representative available. But these are the types of answers potential applicants need. Not % on employment and 'median salary' data. Potential students need access to the real data to properly assess the risk and reward of a 3 year time commitment coupled with a 100k+ price tag.
Thank you for taking some time to answer the questions here. It is greatly appreciated I'm sure. But some detailed answers would be helpful.
A concerned member of the Bar.