Student Profile

The Mitchell Mix

Mitchell students come from a variety of backgrounds.

You may find yourself in a health law class with a nurse practitioner or in an intellectual property class with someone who has secured patents.

Mitchell Mix

Every student brings a unique perspective that enhances discussions and allows the law to be viewed from different angles, which is how it’s practiced in the real world.

Fall 2014 Entering Class

Students 169
Part time students 19%
* LSAT 25th–75th percentile 149–156
* Median LSAT 152
* UGPA 25th–75th percentile 2.98–3.59
* Median UGPA 3.25
Median age 25
Age range 20–54
Students of color 19%
Female students 60%
Undergraduate institutions represented 72
Students holding graduate degrees 19
U.S. states represented 22
Foreign countries represented 12

*LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by William Mitchell College of Law to the ABA.

2014 Entire Student Body

Students 668
Part time students 31%
Students of color 16%
Female students 55%
U.S. states represented 43
Foreign countries represented 21


William Mitchell has a robust scholarship program that provides a collection of scholarship opportunities to a variety of students.  Last year, we were able to award 100 percent of our incoming students a renewable scholarship.

Applications for admission are thoughtfully evaluated for both admission and scholarship awards. Scholarships are awarded based on a range of factors including previous academic excellence, professional experience, military service, other service and leadership experience, personal background and experiences, and interest in particular areas of the law.

Notification of a scholarship award is included in an offer of admission.  All scholarships are offered for the duration of a student’s enrollment provided retention requirements are met.

Students retain their scholarships as long as they remain in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better).  As the school does not award conditional scholarships, we do not publish conditional scholarship retention data that would otherwise be required by ABA Standard 509.

Bar Passage

Based on graduates who took the bar exam for the first time in Minnesota in February 2014 and July 2014.

Bar Passage Rate: 81.01%


Detailed employment data for our graduates from the past three years can be found here.  Page 2 of the ABA Summary Report for 2013 graduates includes definitions that help make page 1 of this report more meaningful, but we encourage you to contact us if you have questions about the data or the ways in which Mitchell prepares its graduates to pursue work that is meaningful to them.

Undergraduate Institutions

The fall 2014 entering class come from 72 undergraduate institutions in 23 U.S. states.

University of Arizona

Azusa Pacific University
California State University-Northridge
San Francisco State University
University of California-Davis
University of Southern California

Delaware State University

Florida Southern College
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of West Florida

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Chicago State University
Loyola University-Chicago

Purdue University-West Lafayette

Iowa State University
Luther College
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa

Tulane University

Brandeis University

Augsburg College
Bemidji State University
Bethany Lutheran College
Bethel University
College of Saint Benedict
College of Saint Scholastica
Concordia College
Concordia University
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamline University
Macalester College
Metropolitan State University
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Saint Cloud State University
Saint John’s University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Olaf College
St. Catherine University
University of Minnesota Crookston
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
University of Minnesota-Morris
University of Saint Thomas
Winona State University

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Creighton University

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

New York
Baruch College-CUNY
Colgate University
Hartwick College
University of Rochester
North Carolina
Guilford College

North Dakota
North Dakota State University-Fargo
University of North Dakota-Grand Forks

University of Tulsa

South Carolina
The Citadel

South Dakota
Augustana College
The University of South Dakota-Vermillion

Liberty University

Central Washington University
University of Puget Sound

Cardinal Stritch University
Carroll University
Lawrence University
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

University of Wyoming