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Entering Class of 2016 - Class Profile

        The 2016 incoming class included 213 students divided among three full-time sections and one part-time section. We have
        enjoyed getting to know this dynamic group of students. Here are a few interesting facts about our current 1Ls.

        Number of applications   2565     More than ninety (90) universities were represented.
        Class Size              213       The top feeder schools were:
        Median LSAT            159
        Median GPA             3.53       1.  The University of Texas at Austin (44)  6.   Baylor University;
                                          2.   Texas A&M University;       The University of Texas – El Paso;
        Hispanic              21.1%         University of Houston (20 each)  University of Alabama;
        Asian/Pacific Islander   12.7%    3.   Sam Houston State University;    University of North Texas;
        Black/African American   6.1%       Trinity University (6 each)    University of Saint Thomas;
        Native American       0.5%        4.   Lamar University;           University of Southern California
        Female               46.9%          Texas Tech University (5 each)  (3 each)
        Non-resident          11.3%       5.  Texas State University (4)
        Average Age (entering)   26
        Previous graduate degree   11.7%  More than fifty (50) majors were represented.
                                          The top majors were:
        This information represents class statistics as of    1.  Political Science (36)   3.  English; Liberal Arts (10 each)
        October 5, 2016.
                                          2.  Psychology (13)           4.  Economics; History (9 each)

        Prior to law school, 25 students had earned graduate degrees in other disciplines. Members of the entering
        class have studied and worked all over the globe and collectively speak at least 14 languages.

                                                                                                                 “At UHLC, faculty members set high
        Financial Aid                                    Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2017-2018 *            expectations but provide the support
                                                                                                                 and availability to ensure that all
                                                           Expenses               Resident  Non-resident
        There are two types of financial aid — merit-based                                                       students can be successful. Even in
        and need-based. Merit aid is awarded by the Office of   Full Time JD - 31 hours  $31,021   $45,839       my larger courses, I have always felt
                                                           Tuition & Fees
        Admissions based on application materials and consists of     Books       $2,900    $2,900               that my professors were accessible
        our Dean’s Scholarship program and a handful of privately-    Living Expenses   $16,584   $16,584        and gladly willing to help with any
        funded merit scholarships. If you are awarded a scholarship,     Total cost of attendance   $50,505   $65,323  confusion. Their commitment to our
        notification will be mailed prior to the April 15th enrollment                                           success consistently shines through
        fee deadline, though additional scholarships may be   Part Time JD - 27 hours (fall/spring/summer) **  $40,542
                                                           Tuition & Fees
        awarded during the summer as funds become available.    Books              $2,925   $2,925               and undoubtedly makes a difference
                                                           Living Expenses        $23,020   $23,020              in our academic growth.”
        Need-based aid is awarded by the main campus financial aid     Total cost of attendance   $53,381   $66,487
        office based on the FAFSA, and awarding generally begins in                                              — Rocio Ruiz ’17
        mid- to late April. There are a limited number of need-based   *   Estimated expenses computed by financial aid officers for 2017-2018. Tuition,   Former Member, Teach for America Corps
        scholarships available for law students, so most need-based   book costs, and living expenses may increase although UHLC is committed to   Member, Hispanic Law Students Association
                                                                                                                  Member, Houston Law Review
                                                           keeping tuition competitive with other urban public schools. Tuition will be set
        aid comes in the form of student loans. For additional   in the spring of each academic year.             B.A., Political Science and Spanish,
        information on financial aid, you can speak with Laura Neal at   **   Estimate for part-time program is based on three semesters of coursework: fall,   Agnes Scott College
        713.743.2269 or              spring, and summer.
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