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Value: Our Promise to You
An Education of Value
In October of 2013, ONU decided to take a step that would help define the future of legal education. We chose to be the first private law school in the country to reduce the price of tuition. We believe our extraordinary outcomes – No. 1 in Ohio for job placement and bar passage, among others – should be accessible to every future law student. Our twenty-five percent tuition reduction afforded us the recognition of being 1 of only 6 private law colleges in the nation named to the 2014 “Best Value Law Schools” list. We could not be prouder of the accomplishments of our students, and believe this tuition reduction provides every one of our students a more financially secure future.
25 percent reduction in tuition rates
Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, Ohio Northern University will reduce its tuition by 25% percent of its 2013-14 tuition rates across all colleges and academic majors.
For the College of Law, the 2015-16 tuition rate will be $25,470.
During these economic times, this will help ensure that a legal education remains within reach for students and families across the country.
Impact of the Tuition Reduction
Less borrowing now means greater long-term financial strength for every student. It is projected that with our reduction in tuition, the median debt for ONU Law students will decrease to $79,499, a roughly $26,500 reduction from existing median debt projections. A nearly $9,000 tuition cut is the largest known tuition cut of any private law school in the U.S. at this time, and we are are proud to be taking the lead in affordability and true value.
Projected median debt will reduce by nearly $26,500
ONU Law will award more than two (2) million dollars in scholarships to all three class years for the 2015-16 school year. Sixty-seven (67%) percent of the 2014 incoming class received aid in the form of scholarships and/or grants. Our average scholarship award was $12,500.
Average scholarship for 2014 was $12,500 | Range 5k - 24k
Value is defined by more than just sticker price
Superior Practical Skills Training
ONU College of Law is committed to providing top quality, hands-on legal education to ensure that every student has access to clinical training and are practice-ready upon graduation. Students are guaranteed the opporunity to enroll in 1 of 11 unique clinical opportunities. Our in-house clinic does not function like other law school clinics. It operates like a true law firm. Students are assigned clients and are expected to not only meet with them, but to represent their clients from the start of a case and see if through until their clinic tenure is finished. We believe it's the number of hours our students spend interacting with real clients, in courtrooms, and drafting legal documents that defines the true value of experiential learning. A full list of our clnics can be found here.
Renowned Faculty and Mentors
ONU Law's Faculty have been educated at the nation's most distinguished law schools and have real experience practicing and teaching throughout the country, bringing to ONU Law a diversity of backgrounds, professional interests, and outlooks on legal education. More than fifty-percent of ONU Law faculty have earned their PHD's.
An Unbelievable Community Feel
Any student, alumni, faculty, or staff member will tell you that the community and support you feel while at ONU Law is unlike anywhere else. We are a community that embraces every student and are truly interested in their ideas, interests, and goals. Relationships between faculty and students nurture collaboration and create connections that will stick with you long after graduation. Faculty help build a network within all levels of the legal profession, allowing greater familiarity with practicing in the 21st century.
Emphasis on Outcomes
No. 1 in Ohio for three-year average overall bar passage rate
No. 1 in Ohio rating for full-time bar-required job placement, Class of 2013
11:1 student-to-faculty ratio – one of the lowest in the country
Innovative legal education with the lowest private law school tuition in the Midwest
A top law school for practical experience and experiential learning - preLaw Magazine, 2015
Top in the nation for bar preparation - The National Jurist, 2015
45-year track record of providing high-impact, guaranteed clinical placements – almost 20 years before any other law school