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Columbia Law School

Rank 8 (USNWR 2023)
173
Median LSAT
3.87
Median GPA
11.9%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Columbia Law School
  • Columbia University
  • 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 1,948 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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looks like they will be releasing decisions at around 5 PM today?
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wave today? (2/27)
ElkMilk
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one of them put the same date for all their decisions
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Did everyone still waiting for a decision receive the Academic Scholars Program invite email today?
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It has been more than three months and I still haven't heard anything from Columbia.
i remember the good old days (5 years ago) when CLS's median gpa was a 3.7high and median lsat was a 172
columbia's waves are usually early in the week tho. I think today's more realistic are: harvard ii, chicago ii, yale, georgetown
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is anyone applying for academic scholars program
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