The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
The University of Missouri uses a numeric grading system. Grades beginning with the 2007-2008 Academic year range from 65-100. There is no direct correlation between these numbers and more traditional grades associated with these scores and the law school does not equate any particular grade with the letters "A," "B," "C." Over the years from 2001-2007, the median graduating GPA of all graduates was approximately 80.7. Over the same period, MU graduates with grade point averages above 87.5 tended to be in the top 10% of the graduating class, while graduates with grade point averages above 84.8 tended to be in the top 20% of the graduating class. Beginning with the graduating class of 2008, grades of approximately 90.7 are in the top 10% of the class and the median for the graduating class is approximately 84.8.
See also Class Rankings Rules.