Colorado Law

Rank 49 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Colorado Law
  • University of Colorado—Boulder
  • 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

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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 531 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

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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 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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