Boston University Law School

Rank 27 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Boston University Law School
  • Boston University
  • BU

Boston University Law School is a law school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 27 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Boston University Law School is approximately 216.

Admissions website: https://www.bu.edu/law/admissions/

Admissions email: bulawadm@bu.edu

Admissions phone: 617.353.3100

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Boston University Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 164 170 171
GPA 3.57 3.84 3.91
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7661 98
# Admissions offers 1251 -
Class size 216 70
% Accepted 16.3% 90
% Yield 16.7% 3

During the 2023 application cycle, 7,661 people applied and 1,251 were offered admission.

Boston University has a 1L class size of 216, and yield of 16.71%. 209 out of 1,251 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 16.71% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Boston University has a median LSAT of 170. The 25th percentile LSAT is 164 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 171.

The median GPA is 3.84. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.57 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.91.

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

LSD has stats for 1,558 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 University Law School cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Salary, 25th %
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Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending Boston University Law School

In 2023, tuition was $62,534 and the annual cost of attending was $83,426 (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 University Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Boston University make $215,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

66.9% of law graduates from Boston University go directly to work for law firms, while 6.8% clerk for a judge. 6.4% of graduates go into public interest.

93.5% of Boston University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Boston University Law School

Boston University School of Law, founded in 1872, is a top-tier law school with a dynamic community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The core of the BU Law experience isa supportive, engaging learning environment in which teachers guide, inspire, and challenge their students. BU Law professors are nationally acclaimed for their legal skills, scholarship, and activities in the public and private sectors. What uniquely defines the BU Law Faculty is their devotion to students—academically, professionally, and individually.

The superior value of a BU Law degree is recognized worldwide. BU LLM graduates are among the most highly recruited by global firms and corporations. Graduates live, or practice in over 65 countries outside of the United States, and Boston University Alumni Clubs span the globe with international associations worldwide.

BU Law thrives as part of Boston University—a major, internationally recognized institution of higher education and research with more than 33,000 students from 50 states and 130 countries. Its location in Boston, Massachusetts—America’s academic capital—presents students with one of the world’s greatest settings for advanced studies. Boston’s unique combination of educational, cultural, financial, and high-tech scientific activity attracts thousands of students each year.

Located in the heart of Boston between the Charles River and the bustling Back Bay district, BU offers a unique combination of urban excitement and peaceful relaxation. The famed Charles River Esplanade is steps from BU Law—three miles of riverside paths and parks—where students can picnic, jog, rollerblade, cycle, or even rent a sailboat between classes.

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@2fast2furious: add me on reddit? i need another BU person to talk tooooooo
@ImReallyJustAGirl: i woulddd but im not on reddit🫣
@TackyEightSatyr: the area code is 617
ppl getting calls from BU when did you submit ur applications
bro how did i miss another bu wave i applied in october😭
@2fast2furious: omggg how do we exchange info bc i just called finaid today to ask for info
@ImReallyJustAGirl: ok ok Im making a reddit account for this lol, whats ur username?
omg whos going to admit day on march 22
anybody else have BU go to the top of lawhub today?
But I don't have double complete..
what is lawhub?
And why does it matter if a school jumps to the top? I am uneducated.
all my fellow fall applicants who have not received a decision yet, I sent an LOCI last Friday and just got the admit call today! Highly recommend sending that LOCI
Were you WL? or no decision had been made?
No decision had been made and I applied like early october
should we send a LOCI before we get a decision?
I thought you were uspposed to do it after?
Blurb at the top of my applicant portal disappeared today, yet my application still says complete — has anyone who has already receive a decision had this happen to them?
does anyone who was admitted or WL to BU have the word "null" in the biography section of their application portal
@EnviousFineGerbil: Yes. I have that on I think all of my status checkers.
@8888887777776t6t: on only the schools you were waitlisted at or even ones where you were excepted?
All of them.
@EnviousFineGerbil: for the LOCI, it depends on the school. I called and asked if BU accepts LOCI from applicants w/o decisions and they said yes, so I wrote one and sent it in
I think it definitely depends on the timing though bc I was coming up on 5 months of waiting for them, so I think something telling them I was still interested was warranted
Who did you send the LOCI to?
Admissions office: bulawadm@bu.edu
Has anyone been admitted to the public interest scholarship?
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