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Cornell Law School

Rank 14 (USNWR 2024)
172
Median LSAT
3.9
Median GPA
19.3%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Cornell Law School
  • Cornell University
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Cornell Law School is a law school located in Ithaca, New York. The school was ranked 14 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cornell Law School is approximately 210.

Admissions website: https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: jdadmissions@cornell.edu

Admissions phone: 607.255.5141

Can I get into Cornell Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Cornell Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 170 172 174
GPA 3.76 3.87 3.94
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4913 89
# Admissions offers 857 -
Class size 210 68
% Accepted 17.4% 89
% Yield 23.6% 17

During the 2024 application cycle, 4,913 people applied and 857 were offered admission.

Cornell University has a 1L class size of 210, and yield of 23.57%. 202 out of 857 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 23.57% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Cornell University has a median LSAT of 172. The 25th percentile LSAT is 169 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 175.

The median GPA is 3.9. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.78 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.97.

Cornell Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,145 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 Cornell Law School cost per year?

$74,183.00
Tuition
100th percentile
$97,703.00
CoA
95th percentile
92.20%
Bar pass rate
70th percentile

Cost of attending Cornell Law School

In 2024, tuition was $74,183 and the annual cost of attending was $97,703 (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.

Cornell Law School employment outcomes

92.2% of Cornell University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Cornell Law School

Cornell University is an international center of academia located in Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is known as the heart of the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York. The Law School’s small classes, broad curriculum, and distinguished faculty make it ideal for those who value both depth and breadth in their legal studies. Cornell students find Ithaca to be a safe, supportive, and culturally rich environment in which to pursue legal studies.

Since the 1970s, clinical courses at Cornell Law School have been a mainstay and have helped students move into the world of practice. Numerous courses provide students with opportunities to assume the role of advocate on behalf of clients with real legal problems. This experiential learning is done under the supervision and mentoring of experienced faculty, who work with students to help make them into ethical professionals.

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same based on others in past it means we might be heading to WL in a few hours or tmr
OhComely
16:49
massive L
apparently someone that got accepted had this happen tho
so you're probably right but theres a chance we don't get the dong
best of luck to us!
Has anybody who was interviewed off the waitlist heard anything back?
ThickYellowPickle
13:21
i havent heard anything after the regular interview
ThickYellowPickle
13:21
and its been 6 weeks
amlaw
10:22
are people getting rejected from the wl already?
14:09
Has someone got off from Cornell wl
BlueAndWhiteGuy
18:39
i wish waitlists didn't exist. Just reject me! i can't take the suspense!
I think they should exist but should be MUCH smaller
like there is absolutely no need to have a huge waitlist
14:41
Has anyone been interviewed off the waitlist and if so how long did it take for you to get the interview invite?
LuckyDog
18:06
Like 2 months
13:45
oop
13:45
Ok thanks
20:14
schools wanna fill their class, how is that possible without a waitlist?
20:15
Would they rescind rejections or just not give you a decision until their As give them one?
LuckyDog
22:58
Yeah bro I'm also confused
LuckyDog
22:58
Cornell WL movement is very slow this cycle
If anyone is looking for a 1 bd apt in Ithaca, close walking distance to the law school, I have a lease I can transfer to because I have decided to attend a different school
LuckyDog
19:04
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LuckyDog
19:04
I'll contact you if I get off bro
LuckyDog
19:04
Congratulations!
9:45
Does Cornell reject off the waitlist, or will waitlisted folks just not hear back if they do not receive an offer?
15:34
Smiling Buffalo what's rent
16:34
@yathatyeet did you just get Rd off the waitlist? I saw it on the recent decisions
@Vikingr - sorry, but we already rented it out. I am sure you will find something that works well for you.
2:30
Has anyone on the waitlist heard anything?
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