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Boston College Law School

Rank 29 (USNWR 2023)
166
Median LSAT
3.74
Median GPA
10.2%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston College
  • BOSTON COLLEGE
  • BC

Boston College Law School is a law school located in Newton, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 29 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Boston College Law School is approximately 212.

Admissions website: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law

Admissions email: bclawadm@bc.edu

Admissions phone: 617.552.4351

Can I get into Boston College Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Boston College Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 162 166 167
GPA 3.55 3.74 3.81
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6022 93
# Admissions offers 612 -
Class size 212 69
% Accepted 10.2% 98
% Yield 28.6% 46

During the 2023 application cycle, 6,022 people applied and 612 were offered admission.

Boston College has a 1L class size of 212, and yield of 28.59%. 175 out of 612 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 28.59% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Boston College has a median LSAT of 166. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 167.

The median GPA is 3.74. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.55 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.81.

Boston College Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,085 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 Boston College Law School cost per year?

$63,573.00
Tuition
81st percentile
$84,333.00
CoA
73rd percentile
%
Grads with debt
$
Average debt
$121,250.00
Salary, 25th %
95th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
96th percentile
$62,500.00
PI Salary
70th percentile
75.00%
Employment rate
90th percentile
94.10%
Bar pass rate
85th percentile

Cost of attending Boston College Law School

In 2023, tuition was $63,573 and the annual cost of attending was $84,333 (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.

Boston College Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Boston College make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $62,500.

66.1% of law graduates from Boston College go directly to work for law firms, while 11.0% clerk for a judge. 3.7% of graduates go into public interest.

94.1% of Boston College graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School offers an excellent legal education, with a curriculum focused on the key skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in law. The school has a world-renowned faculty, and over 200 elective courses to choose from, as well as opportunities for immersive practical experience. Boston College Law School is located in a beautiful campus setting, just minutes away from the historic and vibrant city of Boston.

The curriculum at BC Law is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to become successful leaders in a changing society and legal profession. The school’s nationally recognized research and writing programs, clinical programs, externships, and advocacy programs prepare new lawyers for the real-world practice of law.

BC Law takes mentoring relationships very seriously, both inside and outside the classroom. With 13,000 alumni, there is an extensive network of support that new graduates can rely on for many years to come. BC Law alumni often speak fondly of their time in law school, and this translates into helpfulness and enthusiasm when it comes to career support. In fact, BC Law's career services is one of the best in the country, assisting graduates in finding their ideal jobs no matter where they are in the world.

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My guess is if you have decision rendered in lawhub but no substatus, you’re getting an R or an A.
I think my LSAC login info
TanSwankyCorgi
13:11
I don’t have lawhub RIP
I’m pretty sure you don’t need the paid subscription to use the status checker, you can just make a free account.
TanSwankyCorgi
13:13
oh damn really?! doing that right now then
I have no new updates to any portals. I am going to be so frustrated if I have to wait another two weeks to hear back. I applied in early October lol
TanSwankyCorgi
13:15
No, we do need to pay to use Lawhub unfortunately
Ugh sorry about that
I’m sure they’ll email us soon
TanSwankyCorgi
13:19
Ope, just refreshed the portal and got WL
Noooo
Sorry corgi
:(((( sorry
does bc have an "under review" period or will it say "complete" until they reach a decision?
yellowtomato
15:13
applied mid nov and still didn’t get a decision. will i have to wait another two weeks or do you think they might release a small wave next week?
StripedBumpyBeagle
15:54
Curious if anyone else had this happen, I was denied ED back in Dec but my Lawhub updated the status checker to the top randomly today. When going in it shows a waitlist doc area but nothing under status.
StripedBumpyBeagle
15:54
Any ideas as to whether this means a WL or if anyone else had something similar?
I didn't do ED but applied RD early Dec. I have a waitlist section on my portal but status and substatus still says Complete
so also wondering if I am WL or if it is a mistake on their end
yellowtomato
16:30
i think everyone got the waitlist section
iwbeasscjoafjoalcs
17:03
Leave it to reddit to make people feel like garbage for getting into BC rather than getting waitlisted. lol
FingersCrossedAllTheTime
18:32
Can't believe I didn't hear anything today...
Does your status ever change to in review, or does it just stay complete?
My lsd tracker says I'm waitlisted, but I haven't gotten an email from BC and the provided tracker still says complete, is the LSD tracker wrong?
8888887777776t6t
14:32
Suppose one got 75%+ off at BC, only 25% off at BU, and wants big law and doesn't care about which market one practices in. I know big law is not a guarantee from either of these schools, but I've heard that BU is a more portable degree than BC but that there are a decent number of BC grads in big law firms in Boston. If that's correct, and if $ isn't a total non-factor if one's decision-making, do we have here a reasonably strong reason to prefer BC? I sort of think we do, but I also feel like most people on reddit would recommend BU even under these conditions. Thoughts?
BC just went to the top of my Lawhub status tracker, but my application still just says complete. Has this happened to anyone else?
@8888887777776t6t: I spoke to both and they both place very well in BL especially for a school that isn't a t14
8888887777776t6t
15:47
@ColorfulThickBullfrog: thanks, that's helpful. When you say you spoke to both, do you mean that you spoke to people in the office of career services for both, alumni of both, both, none of the above?
@EnvironmentalLaw: Same happened to me a week or two ago. Went UR a week later. Not entirely sure what it means but I don't believe you are UR quite yet
@8888887777776t6t: I spoke to one of the Dean's at BU and an admissions specialist at BC. It's in my notes but one of them had 60% of their last class go into BL.
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