American University Law School

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  • American University
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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

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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 738 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?

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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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If I waited 4 months just to get WL I'm going to cry
do they usually call or send an email for acceptances?
i saw a couple WLs yesterday, but i didn't hear anything so fingers crossed lol
kinda shocked honestly
WL here too
I’m not. They wouldn’t give us an answer for months. They knew they would WL us and wouldn’t do it.
honestly so fucked to make us wait 5 months for a WL
did anyone have a date change and not get a decision with this wave?
WL fuck this
the best part is we waited so long for a decision and then have 2 weeks to choose to be on the WL
And most of us seem to be at or above the medians
Any of yall staying on the waitlist?
Me either
The whole process and the way they handle admissions just left a bad taste in my mouth
got hit with a WL too lol. went to a few admissions events as well
I’m not staying. Above 75th LSAT and .01 below 75th GPA. same essays as other schools I got into w nice $$$. Just unfortunate bc I wanted to be in DC
@SwelteringMeerkat: Better yet, if you get taken off the WL with an admissions offer, you have a whopping 24 hours to pay the $900 deposit...
Yeah it's lowkey predatory
And at that point you've probably already put down a deposit worth hundreds of dollars at another school so all of that money goes down the drain
I literally took a gap year and studied full time for months to raise my LSAT score after getting waitlisted last year just to get waitlisted again. This sucks dude
i forgot i applied here but i got an a
Oh ok you should withdraw its such an awful school 😝😜
haha :P worth a shot