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GW Law School

168
Median LSAT
3.85
Median GPA
28.7%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • GW Law School
  • George Washington University
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • GW GWU

GW Law School is a law school located in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.. The school was ranked 41 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for GW Law School is approximately 515.

Admissions website: https://www.law.gwu.edu/admissions

Admissions email: InatGW@law.gwu.edu

Admissions phone: 202.994.7230

Can I get into GW Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

GW Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 162 168 169
GPA 3.52 3.84 3.93
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 9021 100
# Admissions offers 2255 -
Class size 515 99
% Accepted 25.0% 83
% Yield 22.4% 15

During the 2024 application cycle, 9,021 people applied and 2,255 were offered admission.

George Washington University has a 1L class size of 515, and yield of 22.44%. 506 out of 2,255 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 22.44% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at George Washington University has a median LSAT of 168. The 25th percentile LSAT is 160 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 170.

The median GPA is 3.85. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.54 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.91.

GW Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,511 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 GW Law School cost per year?

$67,380.00
Tuition
88th percentile
$96,980.00
CoA
87th percentile
93.50%
Bar pass rate
83rd percentile
$125,000.00
Salary, 25th %
96th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
96th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
82nd percentile

Cost of attending GW Law School

In 2024, tuition was $67,380 and the annual cost of attending was $96,980 (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.

GW Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from George Washington University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $65,000.

57.8% of law graduates from George Washington University go directly to work for law firms, while 10.8% clerk for a judge. 6.0% of graduates go into public interest.

93.5% of George Washington University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about GW Law School

An education at GW Law truly positions students to change the world. From day one, they participate in law not just as it exists in textbooks, but as it operates in the real world, and not just anywhere, but in the most vibrant city for law and policy on earth. GW Law is a premier center of legal scholarship, producing leaders in government, business, the judiciary, and in private legal spheres. Its faculty of experts with extensive real-world experience is committed to teaching, and its staff is dedicated to serving the needs of all students.

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia and has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

With a history of more than 150 years in the heart of Washington, DC, life at GW Law is inextricably linked to the life of its surrounding community. Law students have unmatched opportunities to learn from expert faculty and distinguished visitors and to pursue internships, clerkships, and employment, all while enjoying the city’s vibrant cultural, nightlife, and dining scenes.

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OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
16:25
Just got an A off wl
16:32
do they even do waves
16:32
I feel like they send decisions at random times
@OutstandingImpartialKingfisher: Congrats! Did you send LOCI? Any other things you did to help get off WL?
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
12:44
All I did was send a LOCI with the form they sent
21:22
idk am I using the site wrong are we only supposed to make a school the neon green when it's 1000% for sure?
21:24
Sorry I meant to send this in general chat lmao
BlueAndWhiteGuy
21:27
can yall stop hiding ur profiles im tryna peep to compare myself
BlueAndWhiteGuy
21:27
its about me, not you
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
13:35
Haha you can still see it in results
23:34
@ people who got off WL, did you show a lot of interest?
mks
11:31
If you were waitlisted and then accepted and submitted a LOCI, how long did it take in between?
I sent a LOCI the day of the 4/30 WL session and got in today. However, it appears I also got no merit aid, so unless that isn't the case, my spot will be opening back up
mks
10:36
Thanks for the info, congratulations!
mks
10:36
Thanks for the info, congratulations!
grapesnlemonade382
15:52
hi all! has anyone heard on the WL heard from GW recently?
grapesnlemonade382
15:52
**has anyone on the WL
they just sent an update email
alas
15:43
did they send another update email today? someone on reddit mentioned something but i didnt get one
16:09
They did
Looks like they took folks off the waitlist today?
Yes they did
In off WL today (6/7)! 1.5 weeks to give decision and binding interest
*binding confirmation
grapesnlemonade382
15:40
yea they sent another feeler
grapesnlemonade382
15:40
@makeyourowndangquesidilla: congrats!
is there an admitted students discord
Around what time did you get off the waitlist?
does anyone have the link to the groupme
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