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Columbia Law School

Rank 8 (USNWR 2024)
173
Median LSAT
3.9
Median GPA
12.2%
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 2024 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 2024 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 169 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 175.

The median GPA is 3.9. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.81 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.97.

Columbia Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,943 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?

$78,278.00
Tuition
100th percentile
$106,156.00
CoA
99th percentile
96.50%
Bar pass rate
77th percentile

Cost of attending Columbia Law School

In 2024, 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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KimchiQueen
13:48
or are we not
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:49
holding out hope until 3pm et lol
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:50
i got my reserve email on a friday at like 230 pm
OshawottFan
14:04
Same mine was 2:30 on a Friday
OshawottFan
14:04
the initial reserve email, that is
BurlyEnchantedBoar
15:00
womp - nothing
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
16:12
Did you see that reddit deposit post. At least they are doing something lol
OshawottFan
16:29
someone else on reddit mentioned that June 1st was the deferral deadline, so maybe we'll see movement next week?
OshawottFan
16:29
after they sort out ppl who deposited at multiple schools and confirmed numbers after ppl turn in deferral requests
BurlyEnchantedBoar
17:28
the delusion lives on for at least another week!
BurlyEnchantedBoar
17:28
lol
OshawottFan
17:59
deluded ppl will always find ways to rationalize delusion
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:00
What time do you think I should email today
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:00
:p
BurlyEnchantedBoar
12:29
You asking when we should expect an update?
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:43
yeah. I think I'll email at 3:37pm EST lol
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:57
hahah
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:58
but let's go. that'd be huge if you emailed
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
8:59
Sorry yall I chickened out. I want to stay in NYC and I felt like I would be annoying ugh
BurlyEnchantedBoar
9:27
lol all good - wish these schools would actually honor the timelines that they communicate
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
13:05
Still nothing, huh. What is going on
alas
18:25
someone on reddit reported getting off this afternoon
alas
18:25
*off the waitlist
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
14:52
Did any brave soul end up emailing?
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
16:20
Wow Dean Lester is stepping down. I wonder who will replace her
has anyone with a hold status heard anything? I thought we would hear something at the end of may..
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:03
well they've had a few WL>As
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:03
other than that, no
PunyHealthyCyclops
9:56
At some point there should be a WL>R wave but who knows when
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:43
A couple of acceptances today
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