Cornell Law School

Rank 12 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Cornell Law School
  • Cornell University

Cornell Law School is a law school located in Ithaca, New York. The school was ranked 12 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cornell Law School is approximately 200.

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

Admissions email: jdadmissions@cornell.edu

Admissions phone: 607.255.5141

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Cornell Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 169 171 173
GPA 3.75 3.86 3.95
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5998 90
# Admissions offers 924 -
Class size 200 55
% Accepted 15.4% 92
% Yield 20.6% 8

During the 2022 application cycle, 5,998 people applied and 924 were offered admission.

Cornell University has a 1L class size of 200, and yield of 20.56%. 190 out of 924 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 20.56% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Cornell University has a median LSAT of 171. The 25th percentile LSAT is 169 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 173.

The median GPA is 3.86. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.74 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.95.

Cornell Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,248 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.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Cornell Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Cornell Law School

In 2022, tuition was $71,608 and the annual cost of attending was $95,114 (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

JD graduates from Cornell University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $71,000.

79.9% of law graduates from Cornell University go directly to work for law firms, while 6.9% clerk for a judge. 4.2% of graduates go into public interest.

95.7% 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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