Columbia Law School

Rank 8 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Columbia Law School
  • Columbia University
  • CLS CU

Columbia Law School is a law school located in New York City, New York. The school was ranked 8 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Columbia Law School is approximately 402.

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

Admissions email: admissions@law.columbia.edu

Admissions phone: 212.854.2674

Can I get into Columbia Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Columbia Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 171 173 175
GPA 3.78 3.87 3.95
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7972 98
# Admissions offers 951 -
Class size 402 98
% Accepted 11.9% 97
% Yield 34.1% 68

During the 2023 application cycle, 7,972 people applied and 951 were offered admission.

Columbia University has a 1L class size of 402, and yield of 34.07%. 324 out of 951 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 34.07% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Columbia University has a median LSAT of 173. The 25th percentile LSAT is 171 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 175.

The median GPA is 3.87. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.78 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.95.

Columbia Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,944 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 Columbia Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Columbia Law School

In 2023, tuition was $78,278 and the annual cost of attending was $106,156 (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.

Columbia Law School employment outcomes

96.5% of Columbia University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School is especially committed to educating students of differing perspectives, from diverse backgrounds, and with varied life experiences.

Professional prospects for Columbia Law School graduates are quite extraordinary. Our graduates proceed to productive careers in every conceivable arena of practice, business, and advocacy. While Columbia-trained attorneys are especially well-regarded for their work in corporate law and finance, an high number also serve in every other aspect of the law. CLS alumni contribute to the shaping of US culture at large.

With an exceptionally talented student body and faculty and a strong tradition of encouraging students with specialized interests to develop those interests in depth, Columbia Law School provides a legal education that gives students a singular capacity for imagination, originality, and high responsibility in their professional lives.

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It's unacceptable. How are we supposed to make informed decisions about where to go? What in the world are they doing
Just schedule sent my withdrawal email
Do we think there will even be anymore A's?
Im losing hope
Anyone successfully call them and have them reach the line?
Just got the WL
What books and songs did people write for their sls apps
Oops wrong chat
it’d be great if CLS could start doing something with all
these holds…
Lucky you even have holds in the first place when some of us don't even have anything despite applying in December
Was there an e wave today?
They got my ass
do we think A wave td after E wave yest?
there was a e wave yesterday?
yeah look at graph
is anyone also still waiting from cls
applied in September and still waiting lol
Did anyone call because of deposit deadlines?
I just got an email saying I have an update but there isn't anything on my portal is there normally a delay or should I call their office?
Someone on Reddit had the same issue
Is the wave over already or do they do rolling A's today?
E wave incoming j got the WL
5 months for an R is insane but thank God I wasn't the only one on this stupid ride 😭 good luck y'all
Applied on September 1st (!!), interviewed in December, and still radio silence. This is truly remarkable
Are they going to get out all decisions before the deposit deadline?
2 more people from my Cls ii day got wls and it’s stressing me out
Is a wave happening
could anyone plz share a discord link for admitted students? thanks!
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