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American University Law School

162
Median LSAT
3.63
Median GPA
35.7%
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 98 in 2024 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 2024 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 3.63. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.43 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

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

LSD has stats for 711 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 American University Law School cost per year?

$59,842.00
Tuition
75th percentile
$85,080.00
CoA
69th percentile
79.90%
Bar pass rate
47th percentile

Cost of attending American University Law School

In 2024, 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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Well, I just withdrew my waitlist offer to attend Howard, good luck to everyone else who is holding out.
lawfulapplicant
20:45
For those WL then accepted, did you receive any scholarships?
for those wl then accepted, did you do anything to get off? LOCI?
mks
12:54
Did anyone else get the email last week about holding our application for PIPS?
I got that PIPS email too
15:30
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
15:30
Deadline extension*
Yeah, it seems really off... I visited campus last week and the vibes were off there too
This school is absolutely ridiculous. Congrats to anyone attending and who has had a good experience, but I have had nothing but bad experiences with them. Every time I call, they are rude and unhelpful. I was accepted back in December, applied to PIPS in January, and have heard absolutely nothing about PIPS or merit scholarships -- despite being above the 75th percentile for both GPA and LSAT. It seems like a shame that the people who are interested in low-paying public interest careers are the ones who are also getting screwed over in terms of money.
One thing I noted in my visit was that not a single person told us even one time that we should go to school there.
Has anyone on the waitlist heard from the school yet (other than the few that got called already)?
nope
Someone got accepted off waitlist today
IckySassyRay
13:10
@lawfulapplicant: i was told there are no scholarship funds available
beansandsuch
20:08
american is predatory asf
beansandsuch
20:08
take your money elsewhere
is american broke af?
seems they waitlist almost everyone?
anyone get the status checker update email
like they updated it? yeah
Hey! Has anyone applied to AUWCL for the Transfer Student/Foreign Lawyer application pool? Still waiting on a decision
HappyPippaPuppa
18:03
Anyone on the WL hear anything?
11:22
Can you add schools to a target list or something, I'm very new to this.
OodlesOfNoodles
20:55
I had a good experience! I have a dry/dark sense of humor so I didn't take anything personally. I try my best to humanize the process and remember that admissions are people too (with families to support, etc.). I am currently waitlisted.
OodlesOfNoodles
20:55
I had a good experience! I have a dry/dark sense of humor so I didn't take anything personally. I try my best to humanize the process and remember that admissions are people too (with families to support, etc.). I am currently waitlisted.
OodlesOfNoodles
20:55
I had a good experience! I have a dry/dark sense of humor so I didn't take anything personally. I try my best to humanize the process and remember that admissions are people too (with families to support, etc.). I am currently waitlisted.
OodlesOfNoodles
0:15
Ope, I did not mean to send that previous message three times...
Just accepted off of the waitlist today. Will be attending :)
OodlesOfNoodles
16:54
Congrats! :)
Anyone recently accepted off of the waitlist have any luck with scholarships? They told me there are none available
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