American University Law School

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  • American University Law School
  • American University
  • AU

American University Law School is a law school located in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.. The school was ranked 89 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for American University Law School is approximately 396.

Admissions website: https://www.wcl.american.edu/admissions

Admissions email: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

Admissions phone: 202-274-4101

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American University Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 156 162 163
GPA 3.3 3.61 3.73
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5559 91
# Admissions offers 1877 -
Class size 396 97
% Accepted 33.8% 67
% Yield 20.9% 11

During the 2023 application cycle, 5,559 people applied and 1,877 were offered admission.

American University has a 1L class size of 396, and yield of 20.94%. 393 out of 1,877 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 20.94% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at American University has a median LSAT of 162. The 25th percentile LSAT is 156 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.61. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.3 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.73.

American University Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 715 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.

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

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Cost of attending American University Law School

In 2023, tuition was $59,842 and the annual cost of attending was $85,080 (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.

American University Law School employment outcomes

79.9% of American University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about American University Law School

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) offers an opportunity to study law in the center of the nation’s legal institutions in Washington DC. The law school moved to its home at Tenley Campus in January 2016. Located one block from the Tenleytown Metro Station, the eight-acre campus is minutes from downtown and still offers a green campus environment in one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. AUWCL was founded in 1896 by two women, and offers renowned programs in experiential learning (clinics, externships, trial advocacy), law and government, international law, intellectual property, environmental law, human rights, business law, and gender law. AUWCL is committed to developing the intellectual abilities, professional values, and practical skills required to prepare lawyers to practice in an increasingly complex and transnational world.

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@FabricandoFabriFimus: I am guessing they have their group of people for PIPS that they want but just in case anyone backs out, they are continuing to review everyone elses' applications. It just sucks cause they have been horrible in their communications and there is no transparency. No one knows what the heck is going on.
Was anyone else offered 20k in unsubsidized loans on the 'award' section of AU's portal? Completely bullshit - how is that an award........?
@AdhesiveMatureRhino: Yup. I was
This school ain't worth that much debt man
Lol it also just fell in the rankings like idkkkk
@AdhesiveMatureRhino: when I saw the email from "financial aid" or whatever I was thrilled. And then I kept reading...
@AdhesiveMatureRhino: Me too. I called their financial aid office & they told me apparently nearly all of their merit aid goes to students who have received the Pell Grant in college.
@dollworm: when did you finally get your scholarship notification?
march 27 for merit, I withdrew before I heard about PIPS
@dollworm: did you end up deciding on UMD?
withdrawing. unbelievable that they haven't said anything about aid. for those of you going next year, best of luck!
@bb456: yup! very excited for it, program seems perfect for me and they've been incredibly responsive/reactive anytime I've reached out
oh damn congrats on the PIPS!!
@dollworm: dang, would have been fun to go to American together. But congrats on UMD - it seems like such an amazing choice!! And thanks, I am really excited about it and happy to be moving back to DC
For those of you who got accepted off the waitlist already, did you send in a LOCI or any other new materials?
This is terrible. They are predatory in the way that they are releasing scholarships
bruh i know i'm not owed anything but zero scholarship with stats above both 75ths is kinda crazy. thanks ig american
@AnnoyingDapperLemur: I feel the exact same way. I feel like that's a way to lose some highly qualified candidates. I've seen a lot of people with stats lower than mine receive merit scholarships and I've heard nothing.
@beneficial-cause: yeah, don't get me wrong I'm happy for those who did get scholarships, but I'm honestly super confused why I didn't. I love American, but I can't justify upwards of $300k in loans :/ Sorry you're in the same boat friend
It can't be that hard to offer people scholarships right? It's deposit day and I can't even consider them because of that. Which sucks because I am interested in IP and litigation.
I am surprised too! I am above 75% and didn't get any scholarship. Will they have more funding after today if someone didn't pay the deposit?
It seems like only PIPS and the $120,000 scholarships have been given out yet. Last year there seemed to be way more.
what is the $120,000 scholarship?
Well, I just withdrew my waitlist offer to attend Howard, good luck to everyone else who is holding out.
For those WL then accepted, did you receive any scholarships?
for those wl then accepted, did you do anything to get off? LOCI?
Did anyone else get the email last week about holding our application for PIPS?
I got that PIPS email too
No deposit deadline, but no scholarship info yet? Idk if they just aren’t offering most ppl scholarships or if this is actually a scam lmao
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