The percentage of underrepresented minority students in the Class of 2015 has increased from last year, and is the highest percentage at Gonzaga Law since 2003. Students arrived in Spokane from 23 different states. Three international students also joined the class.
The 2012 incoming 1L class is smaller than the 2011 incoming class. In response to the nationwide drop in applications to law school, Gonzaga chose to maintain its focus on students whom, in its experience, demonstrate the academic strength and personal characteristics necessary to succeed in law school and in their career goals.
Academically, the new 1L students are very strong. The median LSAT scores of these students remained steady at 155, with a median undergraduate GPA of 3.27. Undergraduate degrees come from 67 different universities, including Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, Miami University Oxford , Santa Clara University, the United States Air Force Academy, the University of Delaware, the University of Alaska – Anchorage, the University of Colorado – Boulder, the University of South Florida, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington.
Statistics based on the first day of 2012 Orientation. The official statistical report on the 2012 incoming class will be released on October 5, 2012.