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Fordham Law School

Rank 29 (USNWR 2023)
167
Median LSAT
3.72
Median GPA
18.8%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Fordham Law School
  • Fordham University
  • FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
  • Fordham FLS

Fordham Law School is a law school located in Bronx, New York. The school was ranked 29 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Fordham Law School is approximately 423.

Admissions website: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20346/school_of_law

Admissions email: llm@law.fordham.edu

Admissions phone: 212.636.6883

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Fordham Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 164 167 168
GPA 3.55 3.72 3.81
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6727 96
# Admissions offers 1264 -
Class size 423 98
% Accepted 18.8% 87
% Yield 32.5% 61

During the 2023 application cycle, 6,727 people applied and 1,264 were offered admission.

Fordham University has a 1L class size of 423, and yield of 32.52%. 411 out of 1,264 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 32.52% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Fordham University has a median LSAT of 167. The 25th percentile LSAT is 164 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 168.

The median GPA is 3.72. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.55 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.81.

Fordham Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,013 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 Fordham Law School cost per year?

$69,166.00
Tuition
92nd percentile
$100,260.00
CoA
91st percentile
%
Grads with debt
$
Average debt
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$215,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$70,000.00
PI Salary
96th percentile
%
Employment rate
93.70%
Bar pass rate
68th percentile

Cost of attending Fordham Law School

In 2023, tuition was $69,166 and the annual cost of attending was $100,260 (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.

Fordham Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Fordham University make $215,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $70,000.

68.8% of law graduates from Fordham University go directly to work for law firms, while 8.8% clerk for a judge. 5.7% of graduates go into public interest.

93.7% of Fordham University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Fordham Law School

Fordham Law School’s LLM programs combine rigorous study and a warm and welcoming environment, all in the heart of New York City—the nation’s legal, financial, and cultural capital.

The Fordham Law curriculum offers a perfect mix of courses devoted to theoretical inquiry as well as practical exposure. LLM students have the opportunity to enroll in drafting courses, clinics, and externships that offer them hands-on legal experience. LLM students may also apply for special staff positions on student-run journals. Each year LLM students also serve on the boards of student organizations, such as the Student Bar Association.

Fordham Law offers the flexibility to accommodate today’s global professionals. You can begin your studies in either August or January. Our dual-concentration program allows you to study for three semesters and have the unique advantage of receiving the LLM in any two of our areas of specialization. We have a robust evening curriculum to enable working students to advance their studies. Our professional track allows busy professionals maximum flexibility in scheduling their studies over a period of up to two years. Students also have the option of taking our Legal English Institute (LEI) on a credit basis as part of a dual-concentration LLM program in US Law and a second concentration of their choice.

Fordham Law has a state-of-the art building just steps from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, blocks from Central Park, and a short walk or subway ride from all that New York City has to offer. In addition to innumerable social and cultural opportunities, Fordham Law’s location offers students unparalleled access to networking and other professional opportunities.

Fordham Law professors are as well known for their teaching as they are for their scholarship. Our faculty members devote themselves to the educational experience, and do so with a personal touch. Our full-time faculty is supplemented by a cadre of adjunct professors, drawn from some of the most prestigious law firms, companies, and international organizations in the world.

Application opens: September 15

Application deadline: March 31

Admissions website: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20612/school_of_law_admissions

Admissions email: llm@law.fordham.edu

Admissions phone: 212.636.6883

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StormyWizard
22:09
GOt A today !
luckyapp
10:13
congrats!
luckyapp
10:13
I got WL...
ik my gpa is on the lower side but i was rlly hoping i'd get a stem boost
guess that's not rlly a thing anymore
SimpleFalseFerret
11:17
Did people's "decision status date" change before getting a decision?
JustAGal1738
11:18
just copped a WL
DId anybody get a status change to application complete yesterday and not hear anything yet?
Yeah that happened to me
that happened to me; went complete on 1/9 and didn't hear back until today
[] BrightPetiteElf
18:36
This week us remaining jokd
[] BrightPetiteElf
18:36
Remaining holds have to hear right
Have there been any acceptances from the holds?
RebelMelodicLion
13:35
manifesting Fordham today
[] BrightPetiteElf
19:16
very minimal even based on app dates. maybe saving some A's for tmrw/fri???
RebelMelodicLion
12:20
manifesting Fordham today then
RebelMelodicLion
14:53
maybe manifesting tmrw
I applied in November and havent received even a hold or WL. I have no idea what is going on.
I'm an early December applicant and still have heard nothing - is it over for me lol
RebelMelodicLion
11:22
MANIFESTING FORDHAM TODAY
I applied late october, was put on hold early December and still nothing
[] BrightPetiteElf
12:58
@FloweryPriceyFrog: did u have a date chnge yet
On 2/15
Anyone know the waitlist acceptance rate?
Is Fordham worth it at 45k scholarship if only somewhat interested in BigLaw?
11:41
@CumbersomeCaringMoose: Tough decision. I go to FLS, feel free to DM with questions.
Anyone apply in October and still not hear anything?
anyone know stats on waitlist and saying youll go part time?
GullibleDemonicChimpanzee
14:03
do some people not go under review?
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