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Entering Class of 2017 - Class Profile

        The 2017 incoming class included 226 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             2814          More than 75 universities were represented.
        Class Size                          226          The top feeder schools were:
        Median LSAT                         159            1.  The University of Texas at Austin (45)
        Median GPA                          3.55           2.   University of Houston (28)
        Hispanic                          22.1%            3.   Texas A&M University (26)
        Asian/Pacific Islander            10.2%            4.   Baylor University (8)
        Black/African American             6.2%            5.   Rice University (7)
        Native American                    1.3%            6.   The University of Texas at San Antonio (5)
        Female                            46.5%          More than fifty (50) majors were represented.
        Non-resident                      14.6%          The top majors were:
        Average Age (entering)               26            1.  Political Science (38)
        Previous graduate degree           8.8%            2.  Communications (13)
                                                           3.  Finance (12)
        This information represents class statistics as of October 5, 2017.
                                                            4.  Economics (10)
                                                           5.  Liberal Arts (9)

        Prior to law school, 21 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 25 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   $46,056       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 included in your offer of admission.
                                                         Part Time JD - 27 hours (fall/spring/summer) **         success consistently shines through
        Need-based aid is awarded by the main campus financial aid     Tuition & Fees   $27,636   $40,731        and undoubtedly makes a difference
        office based on the FAFSA, and awarding generally begins in     Books      $2,925   $2,925               in our academic growth.”
                                                                                           $23,020
        mid- to late April. There are a limited number of need-based     Living Expenses   $23,020   $66,487
                                                                                  $53,381
                                                           Total cost of attendance
        scholarships available for law students, so most need-based                                              — Rocio Ruiz ’17
        aid comes in the form of student loans. For additional   *   Estimated expenses computed by financial aid officers for 2017-2018. Tuition,   Former Member, Teach for America Corps
        information on financial aid, you can speak with Laura Neal at   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
        713.743.2269 or lneal@central.uh.edu.              in the spring of each academic year.                   B.A., Political Science and Spanish,
                                                         **   Estimate for part-time program is based on three semesters of coursework: fall,   Agnes Scott College
                                                           spring, and summer.
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