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Albany Law School

Rank 117 (USNWR 2024)
155
Median LSAT
3.47
Median GPA
54.9%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Albany Law School
  • Albany Law School Of Union University
  • ALBANY LAW SCHOOL OF UNION UNIVERSITY

Albany Law School is a law school located in Albany, New York. The school was ranked 117 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Albany Law School is approximately 199.

Admissions website: https://www.albanylaw.edu/applications-admissions

Admissions email: admissions@albanylaw.edu

Admissions phone: 518-445-2326

Can I get into Albany Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Albany Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 153 155 158
GPA 3.21 3.48 3.7
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1312 46
# Admissions offers 658 -
Class size 199 61
% Accepted 50.1% 34
% Yield 29.2% 49

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,312 people applied and 658 were offered admission.

Albany Law School Of Union University has a 1L class size of 199, and yield of 29.18%. 192 out of 658 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 29.18% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Albany Law School Of Union University has a median LSAT of 155. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.47. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.22 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.68.

Albany Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 102 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Albany Law School cost per year?

$55,280.00
Tuition
64th percentile
$73,734.00
CoA
48th percentile
84.70%
Bar pass rate
41st percentile
$65,000.00
Salary, 25th %
49th percentile
$72,500.00
Salary
32nd percentile
$57,000.00
PI Salary
43rd percentile
57.30%
Employment rate
58th percentile
79.90%
Grads with debt
82nd percentile
$85,270.00
Average debt
35th percentile

Cost of attending Albany Law School

In 2024, tuition was $55,280 and the annual cost of attending was $73,734 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Albany Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Albany Law School Of Union University make $72,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $57,000.

49.3% of law graduates from Albany Law School Of Union University go directly to work for law firms, while 7.3% clerk for a judge. 10.0% of graduates go into public interest.

84.7% of Albany Law School Of Union University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Albany Law School

The only law school in the capital of New York State, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in North America. Albany, in the center of state government, provides unprecedented opportunities for internships, clinic experience, field positions, and work opportunities. The Albany Law School faculty is dedicated and accessible. Students have access to New York’s highest court, federal courts, and the state legislature, as well as to a thriving tech-based economy in the capital city of the State of New York.

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Schnoodle
18:00
It took a decent amount of time but I also applied really early - applied 10/8 and didnt get my A until 1/5!
I been under review since 1/28😭😭😭
NessMendoza
14:41
So does a “decision rendered” status update with no other info imply an R orrr 😅😭
^^^^^?
NessMendoza
15:10
@WillingActuallyBuffalo: since we seem to be in the same boat we should update here if either one of us gets any other info 🥲
That sounds good I’m j refreshing my email every 5 seconds atm nothing yet
NessMendoza
0:45
@WillingActuallyBuffalo: came here to say that I’ve been checking my email all day and still nothing BUT I decided to re-check the app on a whim just now and they added “final deposit” and “immunization records” or something of that nature to the very bottom on a sort of to-do list!! 🤭
Congrats!!!
Same!!!! Holy crap
How long after being in final review did it take to hear back?
NessMendoza
12:10
@WillingActuallyBuffalo: congrats!! So exciting 😍
NessMendoza
12:11
@HappySableDog: mine was “in review” from January 22nd until yesterday 😭
@NessMendoza: omg wow! I just got decision rendered but still waiting to hear...
@NessMendoza: have you gotten an email yet?
NessMendoza
13:19
@HappySableDog: fingers crossed for good news for you! 🙏🏻
NessMendoza
13:19
@WillingActuallyBuffalo: no 😭😭😭😭 you? I’m religiously checking I should probably just chill 😅
13:59
No me either i dont get it lol
15:08
Im willing buffalo btw😹
How long is it taking for everyone to hear back on scholarships after getting a decision?
@ScholarlyTiredBird: I just got my acceptance and am also still waiting for scholarship info. Please update if you hear. I called and they said we should hear today.
@HappySableDog: Good to know! I'll update as soon as I hear back - someone further back in the chat said their scholarship letter was delivered about an hour after the acceptance letter.
Schnoodle
17:14
mine came about an hour after! It was pretty close to receiving the initial email
@Schnoodle: thanks for the info
@HappySableDog: Just got the email, 1 hr 20 min after the acceptance letter
Did anyone go UR2? I did and it’s weirding me out
@RealBrightCuscus: I just withdrew my application yesterday, so hoping that helps with you (and everyone else) getting solid A vibes sent your way!
Was anyone removed from the waitlist?
my ugpa is a 2.70 is there still hope for me?
cclaw
13:25
@QuickBestGibbon: you have a good LSAT score, if you can write a good meaningful transcript addendum there is definitely hope.
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