Just a snip from Dan Filler’s Faculty Lounge post:
The [greater Philladelphia] market has five schools successfully fighting for roughly the same cohort of students: Rutgers- Camden, Temple, Villanova, Penn State, and Drexel. (Yes, Penn State is hours away, but it competes for the same students as the other three schools and scholarship decisions affect the others.) Notwithstanding differences in US News rankings, many students are willing to select a lower ranked school among the four depending on the bottom line cost of an education. This is evident from the fact that the LSAT range of each school is pretty wide and that each school’s 25th percentile LSAT is within 4 points of every other’s. Or, to put it another way, students admitted to the highest US News ranked school of the four – Temple – are routinely lured away to each of the other four schools by virtue of aggressive tuition discounts.
For more, see Philadelphia, The Capital Of Low-Cost Law School Education. — Joe