Columbia Law School is a law school located in New York City, New York. The school was ranked 4 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Columbia Law School is approximately 479.
Admissions website: https://www.law.columbia.edu/admissions
Admissions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions phone: 212.854.2674
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During the 2022 application cycle, 9,612 people applied and 1,098 were offered admission.
Columbia University has a 1L class size of 479, and yield of 39.44%. 433 out of 1,098 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 39.44% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.
The 1L class at Columbia University has a median LSAT of 174. The 25th percentile LSAT is 172 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 176.
The median GPA is 3.84. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.75 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.92.
LSD has stats for 1,860 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.
In 2022, tuition was $76,088 and the annual cost of attending was $103,628 (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.
JD graduates from Columbia 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 $65,000.
83.4% of law graduates from Columbia University go directly to work for law firms, while 5.8% clerk for a judge. 6.5% of graduates go into public interest.
96.4% of Columbia University graduates pass the bar on their first try.
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.