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Colorado Law

Rank 49 (USNWR 2022)
164
Median LSAT
3.61
Median GPA
27.7%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Colorado Law
  • University of Colorado—Boulder
  • COLORADO, UNIVERSITY OF
  • CUBoulder CU Boulder

Colorado Law is a law school located in Boulder, Colorado. The school was ranked 49 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Colorado Law is approximately 172.

Admissions website: https://www.colorado.edu/law/admissions

Admissions email: law.admissions@colorado.edu

Admissions phone: 303.492.7203

Can I get into Colorado Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Colorado Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 160 164 166
GPA 3.38 3.61 3.77
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3748 83
# Admissions offers 1038 -
Class size 172 45
% Accepted 27.7% 78
% Yield 15.1% 2

During the 2022 application cycle, 3,748 people applied and 1,038 were offered admission.

University of Colorado—Boulder has a 1L class size of 172, and yield of 15.13%. 157 out of 1,038 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 15.13% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Colorado—Boulder has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 160 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.61. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.38 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.77.

Colorado Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 524 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 Colorado Law cost per year?

$38,593.00
Tuition
22nd percentile
$31,807.00
In-state tuition
$62,215.00
CoA
22nd percentile
68.80%
Grads with debt
$104,159.00
Average debt
$60,000.00
Salary, 25th %
$80,000.00
Salary
$59,208.00
PI Salary
46.30%
Employment rate
91.40%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending Colorado Law

In 2022, tuition was $38,593 and the annual cost of attending was $62,215 (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.

Colorado Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Colorado—Boulder make $80,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $59,208.

38.6% of law graduates from University of Colorado—Boulder go directly to work for law firms, while 19.0% clerk for a judge. 12.0% of graduates go into public interest.

91.4% of University of Colorado—Boulder graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Colorado Law

Colorado Law, established in 1892, is located on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado and lies at the foot of the inspiring Rocky Mountains. High admission standards, a relatively small student body, and a favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 6.1 to 1 assure a stimulating and challenging academic environment that encourages interaction with faculty and facilitates a strong sense of community. The school is a charter member of the AALS and is ABA approved.

Our JD program is a full-time, day program, requiring 89 credit hours for the degree.

Faculty

Faculty members have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. They include some of the nation's leading scholars; particular strength evidenced by faculty publications are international human rights law, constitutional law, natural resources and environmental law, American Indian law, energy, business, entrepreneurial, dispute resolution, and technology law.

Physical Facilities and Library

The law school is housed in the 180,000-square-foot Wolf Law Building. The Wolf Law Building features state-of-the-art classrooms, two high-tech courtrooms, and the largest resource collection and most technologically advanced law library in the 12-state Rocky Mountain region.

The William A. Wise Law Library serves the students, staff, and faculty of Colorado Law, as well as the bench and bar. Students can connect laptops to the school's wireless network or use one of the many computers available in the library to perform online legal research. The Wolf Law Building is the first LEED Gold-certified public law school building in the country under the standards of the US Green Building Council's certification program.

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22:20
if any of You had a choice between CU and ASU what would you choose and why?
Anyone receive scholly info??
Got my scholly stuff today
How does one begin negotiating?
WildOliphant
13:00
I would probably choose CU simply because of location
what do we think of CU as a law school?
Got mine today, when you look at their aba 509 it seems they aren't super generous
I'm debating CU and DU
18:10
I got my scholarship info today and it’s absolutely wild. $15k. First year only. Like I have strong ties to Colorado; do they think I wouldn’t seriously attend???
18:17
they're known for lowballing it seems
Can you negotiate with them?
I got my info today too for scholarships
Soo.....
where do law students live in boulder? Asking for a friend (I am the friend)
Tried looking it up but could not find much
I went to CU for undergrad! There are housing options available through CU for law students. I think it's called family housing. It is usually sort of hard to get into those because the demand is so high. However, most of the law students live off campus in apartments/houses and share with roommates.
been in review for a week! how long does it usually take from peeps that have received decisions?
12:46
@LeftCarelessGnome: typically applications in review take 1 week for a decision, but in some cases it can take 2 weeks - per the admissions reps I spoke to this week. I received a decision via text message yesterday after they called me with a question regarding my app
thank you!!
13:10
No problem! Hopefully you get your good news today!
yay!! good news came :) got an A
14:04
Congrats!!!
14:06
Looks like there are plenty of acceptances today. Congrats, everyone!
BuckItUp
16:15
Here is the admitted student discord! Congrats to all the A's https://discord.gg/j6WgbqYdJe
JG770
23:02
Congrats to the As! I am applying next week, I hope to join you.
15:16
How long did it take y’all to go from decision rendered to getting your actual decision
ExclusiveRealRaven
16:37
Got decision rendered this morning and just got the email with an A about 20 min ago
12:58
i submitted and got the application complete email at the end of december, but just now got an update saying my application is complete
12:58
like before it just said everything was submitted i guess? but does it normally take that long between sent and complete?
2:38
submitted Dec 30 and app complete just arrived Feb 6