ONU Law School

General Info

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Ohio Northern University is a private, United Methodist Church-affiliated university located in the United States in Ada, Ohio, founded by Henry Solomon Lehr in 1871. ONU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ONU is a sister university with Dankook University, a private university in Seoul, South Korea.

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ONU Law School Admissions

ONU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 50% of its applicants. Comparatively, Onu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 462 229 (49.57%) 69 (14.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.00 3.22 3.50
LSAT 144 149 152

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $26,030 N/A
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $20,093
  • Living off-campus: $20,093
  • Living at home: $20,093

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/18
  • Application Fee: N/A

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ONU Law School Community

ONU Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Onu is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 14
  • Part Time: 9


  • # Female Faculty: 12
  • # Minority Faculty: 3


14.1 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

ONU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. ONU Law School 1L section size is 28% smaller than law schools in Ohio and 83% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

ONU Law School: 80
Ohio Average: 102
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 504
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 75

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 58
  • Law Journals: 40
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 23.9%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 1.6%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

ONU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The ONU Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 81% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 72.7%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 39.0%
  • Business: 32.0%
  • Government: 16.0%
  • Public Interest: 0.0%
  • Academia: 0.0%
  • Ohio: 49%
  • Pennsylvania: 9%
  • Indiana: 8%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 72.7%
  • First Time Takers: 88
  • Average School: 81.3%
  • Average State: 79.5%
  • Pass Difference: 1.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Ohio: 81.1%
  • Passed: 30 of 40 (75.0%)
  • State Average: 79.5%
  • Difference: -6.1%