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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 1,545 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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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?
ChiefComplexHammerHead
12:53
Anyone else get a feeler email last week?
hungrycrocodile
15:13
@ChiefComplexHammerhead: I think I did
ChiefComplexHammerHead
15:27
@hungy
ChiefComplexHammerHead
15:27
did u respond/get a call this week?
hungrycrocodile
17:09
I responded then got an email response back
hungrycrocodile
17:10
hbu
ChiefComplexHammerHead
18:05
I got an email from one of the directors of admission pretty much asking me what ive been up to since grad and if im still interested in BU. I sent a LOCI back and they said that they've added it to my file but that's about it. Then the same day they sent out the mass email saying they're gonna accept off the WL but im just wondering if anyone got anything bc it doesn't seem like it
ChiefComplexHammerHead
18:06
the email said the next few and maybe im trippin but its aboutta be friday and ive seen nothing
hungrycrocodile
9:22
I got the same exact thing
hungrycrocodile
9:23
that's what brought me back to lsd to see if anyone got accepted
hungrycrocodile
9:23
where are you planning on going right now
ChiefComplexHammerHead
10:49
No where unfortunately, I was planning on R&R and this gave me hope but I guess I got my hopes up for no reason
hungrycrocodile
14:41
I hear you
hungrycrocodile
14:41
I’m just surprised that no one really has posted about getting off their waitlist
ChiefComplexHammerHead
15:08
That’s what I’m confused about too? If they’re gonna be admitting off the WL or have been admitting, I feel like we would’ve heard something but it’s been crickets
ChiefComplexHammerHead
15:09
I tried calling their office but they closed 5 mins before I called 😂
hungrycrocodile
16:28
Damn
hungrycrocodile
16:28
I totally agree but we’ll see. They could just do it next week
hungrycrocodile
16:29
You riding out any other waitlists
ChiefComplexHammerHead
16:44
I’m on 11 WL’s 😂😂 anything from UF to Vandy/WashU
ChiefComplexHammerHead
16:44
I’m riding out for UF for sure, I think Vandy is full
ChiefComplexHammerHead
16:44
Wbu? Are u waiting on any WL’s or have you deposited anywhere else?
ChiefComplexHammerHead
16:45
Yeah they’ll probs do it early next week, there definitely wasn’t much movement this week
ChiefComplexHammerHead
16:45
Whats ur Reddit or something, we can message on there if you’d like
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