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American University Law School

161
Median LSAT
3.57
Median GPA
27.9%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • American University Law School
  • American University
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
  • AU

American University Law School is a law school located in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.. The school was ranked 73 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for American University Law School is approximately 409.

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

Admissions email: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

Admissions phone: 202-274-4101

Can I get into American University Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

American University Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 161 163
GPA 3.39 3.57 3.71
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6737 92
# Admissions offers 1882 -
Class size 409 95
% Accepted 27.9% 77
% Yield 21.4% 10

During the 2022 application cycle, 6,737 people applied and 1,882 were offered admission.

American University has a 1L class size of 409, and yield of 21.36%. 402 out of 1,882 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 21.36% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at American University has a median LSAT of 161. The 25th percentile LSAT is 157 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.57. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.39 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.71.

American University Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 746 applicants for the 2021-2022 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 American University Law School cost per year?

$58,970.00
Tuition
78th percentile
$84,354.00
CoA
75th percentile
69.70%
Grads with debt
42nd percentile
$136,628.00
Average debt
71st percentile
$66,750.00
Salary, 25th %
47th percentile
$96,000.00
Salary
66th percentile
$63,332.00
PI Salary
68th percentile
44.90%
Employment rate
38th percentile
81.50%
Bar pass rate
48th percentile

Cost of attending American University Law School

In 2022, tuition was $58,970 and the annual cost of attending was $84,354 (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

JD graduates from American University make $96,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $63,332.

35.3% of law graduates from American University go directly to work for law firms, while 14.9% clerk for a judge. 15.2% of graduates go into public interest.

81.5% 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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freakingoutkoala
13:26
Has anything been sent out today?
legallyturkey
19:10
Nope
Sufferpuppet
12:02
my status date changed to today yall!
legallyturkey
12:06
does it say "complete" or something different
SummerDM
12:06
I had a change today too!
Sufferpuppet
12:11
it still just says application complete
BigBlueWhale
12:34
mine changed too!
BigBlueWhale
12:36
what do u guys think this means
neuroticism
12:40
mine changed to todays date :)
13:39
anyone see that random A just now?
ForgetfulSedatedOcelot
14:36
Yeah i did, did anyone else get an A today?
SummerDM
15:05
No A yet for me, I don't think that fares too well for my app :(
FrighteningAdhesiveRattlesnake
16:53
mine still says 11/17
Are we smelling a wave today?
BigBlueWhale
11:00
anyone else's requirements list disappear
@BigBlueWhale: as in entire section disappeared or the items listed under requirements?
Sufferpuppet
13:45
everything under my requirements list is also gone but I also can't remember if there was anything there to begin with
i don't think there was anything there to begin with, but i do think they disappear once your file has been processed and it's been determined they have everything they need to process it. I don't think it has anything to do with whether a decision has been made
my friend got an A today about a half hour aago
legallyturkey
13:05
Someone got an A
FrighteningAdhesiveRattlesnake
13:41
i applied in october and people who applied in November are getting emails
FrighteningAdhesiveRattlesnake
13:41
this is so frustrating
legallyturkey
13:51
I applied at the end of September and still in complete
legallyturkey
13:51
I'm going to go crazy
13:51
Yeah some I applied September 1st
13:51
Same*
FrighteningAdhesiveRattlesnake
14:38
like why
I applied mid Nov and got my A
esq2Bredacted
22:40
I applied 10/31, complete status changed on 11/30 and received a A today
legallyturkey
13:20
Mine could be due to my LSAT being below their median but my GPA is above their 75% percentile so I just dont know anymore