jayman6 wrote:I've been hearing all over that I should avoid Penn State. I've heard they have low bar passage rates in a state with five law schools and a tanking economy and terrible legal job market. Plus, they don't give out much money and full price at total cost of attendance estimates are over 170k. What has anyone else been hearing?
Their median LSAT score in 2005 was 156, and in 2007 it was 158. Bar passage rates are a lagging indicator of a school like PSU that's improving itself recently, which is now up to a 161 median. I sound like a troll, but only because bar passage rate is about 4 years old in the world of the admission cycle. For most schools, that's not a big deal. But to a few like PSU that have been throwing money around trying to climb the rankings, it can be a big difference. The people taking the bar last year have far worst GPA/LSAT combos than the people who'll be admitted for the Class of 2014.