About Western State

Western State College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 988-5000). Western State College of Law at Argosy University is a campus of Argosy University.

Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org).

State Licensing
Argosy University is a private institution and has been granted approval to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento CA 95834, www.bppe.ca.gov, 1.916.574.8200, Toll-free phone: 1.888.370.7589).

Profile Facts (Fall 2013)

1,020 individuals applied to join the entering class.

73 students are enrolled in the full-time program and 30 students are enrolled part-time.

The median GPA is 3.12.

The median LSAT score is 150.

The GPA range is 2.27 to 4.0.

The LSAT range is 144 to 162.

86% of the entering class are from California.

14% of the entering class joined Western State from out-of-state.

89% first-time bar pass rate in California was celebrated in February 2013 !

About Western State

Our Area

We’re located in Orange County – the heart of Southern California and one of the only places in the world where you can surf and ski all in the same day!


With more than 250 days of sunshine each year, Southern California boasts one of the most desirable climates in the world. The mild, Mediterranean weather makes for an ideal place to live, study, and work.


The Orange County arts and culture scene is filled with unique festivals, museums and performing arts venues that are intertwined with the county’s captivating history. Orange County’s 34 cities boast unique and diverse personalities from a variety of cultures. From art districts and laid-back surf communities to ethnic neighborhoods, such as Santa Ana’s Latino population or Little Saigon, food, music and cultural traditions have woven their way into our restaurants, festivals and venues.


Orange County offers 42 miles of beautiful, sandy Pacific Ocean coastline including Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. Did you know Huntington Beach has coined the name, Surf City, USA? Thousands flock to the area each year to enjoy the fun, sun and surf. For land lovers, wilderness and mountain parks are minutes away for camping, hiking and biking.

Entertainment & Sports

How many schools can say that they’re located ten minutes away from the happiest place on Earth? We’re home to famous attractions like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and nationally ranked sports teams like the Anaheim Angels and Ducks.

Legal and Business Hubs

Orange County has grown into a dynamic financial, business and high technology center. With over 11,000 graduates, our alumni have a huge legal presence in the area, including over 150 California judicial officers! These networks help us offer YOU real-world placements during law school and after graduation. Did we mention that Los Angeles is just 22 miles away? Our centralized location allows you to easily take advantage of this world center of business.


At this time, we don’t provide campus housing, but our campus is located in a safe and desirable suburban area. Within a few miles, there are many options available to you including:

  1. Houses for rent to share with other law students
  2. Apartments and condos for rent individually or to share with other law students
  3. Rooms for rent in nearby homes

Need help finding housing or a law school roommate? Connect with our Housing Coordinator, Rhonda Cohen by calling 714-459-1108 or emailing rcohen@wsulaw.edu.