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Boston University Law School

Rank 17 (USNWR 2022)
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 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

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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 1,666 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
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How much does Boston University Law School cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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Employment rate
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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 public 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.

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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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yeah i did
Everyone on the WL got it
BU does feeler calls, according to previous posts. So this is just a procedural email
not a feeler
i am not convinced this school exists
my bf went to college in boston and never met anyone from BU so the evidence shows…
Finally got the waitlist yesterday, didn't get any changes in status before (paragraph was there, only one complete)
WL-ed today :(
sorry to hear it, hang in there!
Everything disappeared on my status checker, all I see is the “fall 2023 full time JD” text at the top.
BU quit playing games with my heart and dong me
anyone surprised about the ranking
not surprised but definetely disappointed, purely for superficial and bragging reasons
Is anyone else worried about what the low ranking is going to do for career prospects? Or no?
Im an east coast guy but its making it hard to turn down USC Gould..
I also turned down usc
Because I wanted to stay in Boston and frankly can’t live in Cali happily
While part of me kind of feels bad about it I don’t think this will have any impact on career outcomes. BC did great for big law and they were 37 last year. BU is still going to do great because people know it’s a good school. They obviously have stuff to work on (like their subpar admissions team) and hopefully this will be the wake up call they need. I think they can make it back tho
Do we think they will start whittling down the waitlist (i.e. should we be expecting them to send rejections to folks on the waitlist soon)?
@lololawschool: I'd prefer a huge A wave, tbh
me too lol, just trying to be somewhat realistic though
Hey does anyone know if Fordham is still sending out acceptances
I had a date change on the Fordham portal a week ago and no news since
Omg @optimus congrats!!!
Thank you!
Does anyone know how full the class is / how many seats are available :$
@GarrulousThirstyLionfish: I would love to know this as well... Are we dealing with 2 slots open that are rotating through waitlist "waves" or are we dealing with 20?
The waitlist appears large.
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