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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions phone: 617.353.3100
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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.
LSD has stats for 1,575 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.
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.
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.
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.