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 2013 Entering Class

Students 238
Part time students 20%
* LSAT 25th–75th percentile 149–157
* Median LSAT 154
* UGPA 25th–75th percentile 3.00–3.56
* Median UGPA 3.33
Median age 24
Age range 20–63
Students of color 14%
Female students 51%
Undergraduate institutions represented 80
Students holding graduate degrees 19
U.S. states represented 26
Foreign countries represented 16

*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.

2013 Entire Student Body

Students 817
Part time students 32%
Students of color 15%
Female students 51%
U.S. states represented 40
Foreign countries represented 28


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  As the school does not award conditional scholarships, we do not publish conditional scholarship retention data that would otherwise be required by ABA Standard 509.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 July 2013.

Bar Passage Rate: 90.74%


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 2013 entering class come from 80 undergraduate institutions in 26 U.S. states.

University of Alaska-Anchorage

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

California State University-Fresno
California State Univ-San Bernardino
University of California-Davis
University of San Diego

University of Colorado-Boulder

Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
University of South Florida
University of West Florida

Drake University
Iowa State University
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa

Illinois Wesleyan University
Knox College

Indiana University-East
Trine University

Central Michigan University
Grand Valley State University
Hillsdale College
Michigan State University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Augsburg College
Bemidji State University
Bethel University – MN
College of Saint Benedict
College of Saint Scholastica
Concordia College MN
Concordia University, Saint Paul
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
Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Catherine University
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
University of Minnesota-Morris
University of Saint Thomas-MN
Winona State University

University of Southern Mississippi

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

Creighton University
University of Nebraska-Omaha

New Jersey
Montclair State University
Seton Hall University

University of Nevada-Reno

New York
Columbia University-Columbia College
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Excelsior College

University of Cincinnati

University of Oklahoma

South Dakota
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
South Dakota State University

King University

George Mason University
University of Virginia

Eastern Washington University
University of Washington

Lawrence University
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin – Superior

West Virginia
Alderson Broaddus College