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Scholarship retention data

The ABA requires all law schools to disclose the following information regarding retention of conditional scholarships. As of September 1, 2014, please note that Akron Law has shifted its scholarship system to guaranteed scholarships for the full-term of your study at Akron Law so long as you remain in good academic standing (2.30 GPA or higher) at the end of each academic year.

Entering class No. Students entering with conditional scholarships No. students whose conditional scholarships have since been reduced or eliminated
2013 119 70
2012 108 91
2011 113 89
2010 103 82

Please note that the "No. students whose conditional scholarships have since been reduced or eliminated" figure in the rightmost column does not include students who met the renewal criteria of our conditional scholarship but chose not to continue their legal studies.
Below is an expanded version of the above figures, which we are not required to provide in accordance with ABA accreditation standards, that may be helpful to have.

Also, note that the renewal criteria associated with scholarships awarded to members of the fall 2013 entering class (100% renewal at 2.90 GPA, or approximately the top third of the class) are significantly different than those associated with scholarships awarded in prior years.


Fall 2013 Entering Class

  • 100% renewal at 2.90 GPA (top 10-15% of class)
  • 50% renewal at 2.80 GPA (top 40% of the class)
Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships
     Discontinued legal studies during first semester 0
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first semester 2
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first year 2
     Transferred to another law school after first year 6
     Lost scholarship after first semester 27
     Lost scholarship after first year 30
     Scholarship reduced by 50% after first year 13
     Entire scholarship retained after first year 39
Total No. Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships 119
No. Students Entering Without Scholarships 28
No. Students in Fall 2012 Entering Class 147


Fall 2012 Entering Class

  • 100% renewal at 3.30 GPA (top 10-15% of class)
  • 67% renewal at 2.90 GPA (top 33% of the class)
  • 50% renewal at 2.80 GPA (top 40% of the class)
Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships
     Discontinued legal studies during first semester 1
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first semester 3
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first year 5
     Lost scholarship after first semester 23
     Lost scholarship after first year 27
     Scholarship reduced by 33% after first year 22
     Scholarship reduced by 50% after first year 10
     Entire scholarship retained after first year 17
Total No. Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships 108
No. Students Entering Without Scholarships 56
No. Students in Fall 2012 Entering Class 164

Fall 2011 Entering Class

Renewal Criteria:

  • 100% renewal at 3.30 GPA (top 10-15% of class)
  • 50% renewal at 2.80 GPA (top 40% of class)
Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships
     Discontinued legal studies during first semester 3
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first semester 3
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first year 2
     Lost scholarship after first semester 35
     Lost scholarship after first year 34
     Scholarship reduced by 50% after first year 20
     Entire scholarship retained after first year 16
Total No. Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships 113 
No. Students Entering Without Scholarships 62 
No. Students in Fall 2011 Entering Class 175 

Fall 2010 Entering Class

Renewal Criteria:

  • 100% renewal at 3.30 GPA (top 10-15% of class)
  • 67% renewal at 3.00 GPA (top 25% of class)
  • 33% renewal at 2.60 GPA (top 55% of class)
Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships
     Discontinued legal studies during first semester 1
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first semester 3
     Discontinued legal studies or took leave of absence after first year 3
     Lost scholarship after first semester 29
     Lost scholarship after first year 11
     Scholarship reduced by 67% after first year 28
     Scholarship reduced by 33% after first year 14
     Entire scholarship retained after first year 14
Total No. Students Entering With Conditional Scholarships 103 
No. Students Entering Without Scholarships 74 
No. Students in Fall 2010 Entering Class 177