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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 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 735 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.

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

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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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Yes!! @CaramelChurros
got my letter today and it was zero so thats nice
despite being above 75th on both LSAT and uGPA
I got my financial aid package but no word on merit aid. Am I to assume that they are offering me 0 merit aid?
same here. above 75% for GPA and LSAT, december admission, no merit aid (yet)
i emailed a while back for merit aid and they said they dont email you about merit aid if you dont receive any
Got the waitlist today
Got the waitlist too. sent in Feb & UR in Mar
Still nothing on American. Have they said when decisions will be out?
anyone attending this fall full time?
Still no decision either way. Nothing. any news on when?
why is the WL so big?? is it safe to assume there will be no movement?
The $900 deposit is insane; AU is one of my top choices but 24h to drop nearly a band also leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Yield protect go crazy
anyone get admitted from the waitlist yet?
they are calling people off the waitlist rn btw
I dont plan on depositing so hopefully my spot goes to someone who wants it! good luck guys!
Anyone gotten off the waitlist?
@StaleTightKiwi: are you also waitlisted?
Hi! does anyone know is people have gotten off the waitlist lately??
I got the call today and got in off the waitlist but they said they were out of scholarship money. Because of that I decided not to go
is the WL moving again today?
@StaleTightKiwi: I haven't seen any movement today
i just got in off the waitlist
@TediousRoyalYeti: was that today?
yes! the 15th
Any news about the waitlist?
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