Florida Coastal School of Law

General Info

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Florida Coastal was founded in 1996 as the United States' first for-profit law school. The school immediately received temporary accreditation from the ABA, and received its permanent accreditation six years later. It is one of three law schools operated by the InfiLaw Corporation. In addition to its curriculum for a Juris Doctor, FCSL offers several certification programs in specialized areas of the law. FCSL currently offers an environmental law certificate, sports law certificate, international comparative law certificate, and the advanced legal research and writing certificate.

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Florida Coastal Law School Admissions

Florida Coastal Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 72% of its applicants. Comparatively, Floridacoastal is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 2137 1525 (71.36%) 320 (15.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.54 2.88 3.29
LSAT 141 144 148

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $44,620 $44,620
Part Time $36,166 $36,166

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $21,902
  • Living at home: $21,902

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Florida Coastal Law School Community

Florida Coastal Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Floridacoastal is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 36
  • Part Time: 60

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 56
  • # Minority Faculty: 17

Ratio

23.7 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Florida Coastal 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. Florida Coastal School of Law 1L section size is 1% smaller than law schools in Florida and 7% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Florida Coastal Law School: 137
Florida Average: 139
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1773
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 210

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 326
  • Law Journals: 144
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 34.4%
  • Second Year: 4.9%
  • Third Year: 0.5%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Florida Coastal Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Florida Coastal School of Law class of 2020 had an employment rate of 70% with 3% 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: 52.0%
  • Business: 23.0%
  • Government: 13.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Florida: 63%
  • Georgia: 8%
  • New York: 5%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 72.7%
  • First Time Takers: 465
  • Average School: 61.2%
  • Average State: 73.1%
  • Pass Difference: -11.9%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida: 72.1%
  • Passed: 180 of 296 (60.8%)
  • State Average: 73.1%
  • Difference: -11.3%