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 717 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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i didn't check my status checker before I got in, but it was different once I was accepted
like idk if it went complete -> decision rendered or anything like that, but rn it says "Admitted"
So it was email for me, but i don't religiously check status checkers
How long from A to get scholarship info?
i think it was like 2-3 weeks?
what day/time do they release decisions?
Fridays are usually acceptances I believe
I applied 11/3 and i've heard nothing. this is the only school i've yet to hear back from.
has anyone been accepted but hasn't received a scholarship email yet? does this mean I will get no scholarship?
I haven’t gotten scholarship yet
They said they’d start releasing merit scholarships in February
I got accepted in December and I'm seeing people accepted after me getting scholarships :/
Yeah, I got in December 20th… can they hurry tf up
begging AU to stop emailing me unless it's about scholarship :')
Why are they ghosting so many people? I’m at the point where I have a few offers and even if they accept me, this leaves such a bad taste. And by ghosting, let me be specific applied in October in order to hit the scholarship deadlines. But alas.
Do u ever go UR for American or is just complete?
just chiming in to say I also still haven't heard any scholarship info
@WickedBoringDragonfly: no mine went straight to complete and has been that way since december 1
I went complete in late November. Crickets since then.
Same, I went complete in the end of November and I've heard absolutely nothing since. It would have just been nice to know when we hear back, I'm honestly taking them out of my consideration at this point. For me, it's not worth waiting on them
@LawCat: I’m right there with you
Do we think there will be a wave today? It is a Friday lol
I hope so I think there is a good chance its getting late in the cycle and they have a lot of applications left.
last year's WL and R's didn't start until march, sadly.
I see some scholarship offers for this cycle. do we know when that happened? Or if there is still more to come?
it seems the last trickle (because they dont do big waves) was on the 16th which was last friday so hopefully their is something today or next friday.
the last rejection trickle was on 2/07 they rejected quite a few this was 2 wednesdays ago. I think they are very random with their acceptances/ rejections though
it also looks like they dont waitlist you til around march so if you havent heard in a very long time they may have you on their waitlist and havent said anything yet.
dang no wave today it looks like (2/23, 5 pm EST)
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