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Boston University Law School

Rank 17 (USNWR 2022)
169
Median LSAT
3.77
Median GPA
18.3%
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 17 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Boston University Law School is approximately 318.

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 165 169 171
GPA 3.53 3.77 3.87
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 8221 97
# Admissions offers 1507 -
Class size 318 86
% Accepted 18.3% 87
% Yield 20.5% 7

During the 2022 application cycle, 8,221 people applied and 1,507 were offered admission.

Boston University has a 1L class size of 318, and yield of 20.50%. 309 out of 1,507 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 20.50% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Boston University has a median LSAT of 169. The 25th percentile LSAT is 165 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 171.

The median GPA is 3.77. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.53 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.87.

Boston University Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,678 applicants for the 2021-2022 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?

$60,718.00
Tuition
82nd percentile
$81,140.00
CoA
75th percentile
67.40%
Grads with debt
32nd percentile
$112,443.00
Average debt
47th percentile
$110,000.00
Salary, 25th %
87th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$61,250.00
PI Salary
61st percentile
73.10%
Employment rate
84th percentile
94.50%
Bar pass rate
75th percentile

Cost of attending Boston University Law School

In 2022, tuition was $60,718 and the annual cost of attending was $81,140 (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 $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $61,250.

60.0% of law graduates from Boston University go directly to work for law firms, while 10.5% clerk for a judge. 11.9% of graduates go into public interest.

94.5% 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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but it's too late now so we'll wait for tmr
apparently A waves for ED tomorrow and possible R waves for ED on wed
but obviously again just reading tea leaves
last year BU didnt give any decisions unitl next week
so dont hold your breath guys
KurlyJefferson
10:08
Previous years have first wave of decisions as early as 11-20s to as late as 12-10s.
KurlyJefferson
10:08
The fact is, it could be any time and no one really knows what will or won't happen.
gosh i am so nervous that my substatus is blank:(
@lawschoolscaries: when did you apply?
could just be it hasn't been UR11 yet
Mine was blank for sooo long and I applied early nov
just changed to 12/05 yesterday
KurlyJefferson
14:34
@hoping ooh sounds like maybe a decision was reached?
late september!!
i hope so!
@Hopingandpraying:
i'd rather hear later than december than be wl/r
so sad
@KurlyJefferson: LMAO maybe but god please let it be a good one
or did they just throw it out LOL
@lawschoolscaries: yea no absolutely
I think you will be fine tho!
my guess is 12/12??
maybe 12/11
you applied even earlier then me!
*than
someone on reddit said they applied ED and got put on hold 12/10 last year, then got accepted RD on 12/13
so like we could theoretically hear back on friday
KurlyJefferson
17:08
Man, It's kinda frustrating how no other years have very many ED people who posted on LSData
KurlyJefferson
17:09
We just have the odd reddit post to go off