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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 1,086 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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CurtsyingKing
16:47
mine has been complete since 2/1 still nothing
How do you get the decision? My status changed to rendered but I haven't got an email yet.
lawfulapplicant
10:25
Same here
ChiefComplexHammerHead
10:25
I applied 1/31 and my app has been complete since 2/2
ChiefComplexHammerHead
10:25
Should we expect something today/tomorrow since the depo deadline is Monday?
lawfulapplicant
10:26
@ReflectiveRuthlessWyrm: does the tracker say what the actual decision is? Because it says I’m waitlisted for me, but I didn’t receive an email.
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
10:36
just got the email
SparklyDaze
10:50
same!
latecyclelyle
11:42
cooked if no decision? applied 1/31
ChiefComplexHammerHead
12:12
^^^ thinking the same thing
ChiefComplexHammerHead
12:12
I really hope that’s not the case
legally-bottled-blonde
12:15
if you track it through lawhub, does anyone else have the ability to add waitlist documents? i haven't gotten a decision, but it says that my application is complete
latecyclelyle
12:22
mine says that too with no decision
latecyclelyle
12:22
i think i read somewhere that it doesnt mean anything
trbbae
12:22
yea everyone has that
trbbae
12:23
i got the UR notif yesterday if i was getting a decision td would that change
trbbae
12:23
waiting another 2 weeks makes me wanna cry
latecyclelyle
12:25
same here got UR yesterday
trbbae
12:26
i really hope we hear today
latecyclelyle
12:27
im hoping they do another wave tn or tmmrw bc deposits are monday and people that applied later got decisions
latecyclelyle
12:27
or ig its tuesday for bc
trbbae
12:28
exactly
trbbae
12:28
on the website they say they aim to notify everyone by april 15th and obvi that isnt a guarantee but
trbbae
12:28
ughhh
deluluapplicant123
13:34
omg I applied in late December and I was really hoping to hear today :/
latecyclelyle
15:10
dow think there will be another wave tn or monday or are we just left out to dry here
trbbae
15:17
i emailed just asking if more decisions are coming out before deadlines not like about my own decision and they told me id hear back in the next week or two but thats all i got
latecyclelyle
15:55
hate that
19:25
Pretty upsetting that a lot of seat deposits are today and they cant even get back to applicants who applied over 3 months ago
latecyclelyle
11:14
so ig they will stick to thursday decisions even after the deposit deadline
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