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Boston University Law School

Rank 24 (USNWR 2024)
170
Median LSAT
3.86
Median GPA
17.8%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Boston University Law School
  • Boston University
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY
  • BU

Boston University Law School is a law school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 24 in 2024 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

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

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 2024 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 3.86. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.7 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.91.

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

LSD has stats for 1,548 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?

$62,534.00
Tuition
77th percentile
$83,426.00
CoA
68th percentile
93.50%
Bar pass rate
84th percentile
$125,000.00
Salary, 25th %
96th percentile
$215,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$60,000.00
PI Salary
59th percentile
69.50%
Employment rate
77th percentile
60.20%
Grads with debt
8th percentile
$115,538.00
Average debt
70th percentile

Cost of attending Boston University Law School

In 2024, 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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amlaw
10:28
@SecondZestyEagle: did you have a paragraph when you got your decision?
zzhmo
10:59
Has anyone emailed them recently? I emailed them last week and didn't get any response.
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
12:11
My BU moved up but no change in status tho
13:39
how long after the double application complete did everyone hear?
KermitTheHermit
14:38
Also wondering! Moved to the top last week, then a few days ago moved to the top again and went double complete
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BabeLincoln
15:15
I have been waiting on BU since 9/1....
invideram
12:21
What does the body of text at the top disappearing and reappearing mean?
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
13:06
I haven't seen that but mine keeps moving to top
GrandmaOnline711
10:13
guys, are we expecting anything today??
ChiefComplexHammerhead
11:14
i applied 1/31 and got WL 3/25
KermitTheHermit
14:50
Waves seem to be Mondays and Fridays, mostly... maybe this Friday we'll get another one
Btw I called the admissions office, and they said it is fine to send a LOCI if you still haven’t received a decision
begging BU to give me a decision this week so I can stop holding out hope....
I didn’t think a rejection at 10:30pm was in the cards for me today, but here we are
@ReverseSplitter23: Did you send a LOCI?
lawfulapplicant
19:31
are people hearing back during the weekend?
lawfulapplicant
11:01
does BU app tracker ever show that the app is under review?
HystericalSheep
14:47
It didn't for me
letmeinplease139427
23:01
does substatus - waitlist requested mean anything?
babybunny
9:54
it means that you requested to be on the waitlist
Anyone know the odds of getting off the waitlist?
9:51
BU jumped to the top of my lawhub on 4/12, let's see what happens
People who have been admitted and are definitely attending or pretty likely to attend, what are your plans for housing? I ask just because I'm probably going to try to find an off-campus apartment near the law school, but it seems that lots of people I talk to who are attending or probably attending this fall want on-campus housing. Makes me think I'm missing something...
I mean, I understand the convenience factor. But beyond that, I don't see any pluses to on-campus housing.
I guess convenience is a pretty big plus, though.
CurlyAvailableWalrus
9:09
Hello is anyone still waiting on there decision from BU?
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