GW Law School

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  • George Washington University
  • GW GWU

GW Law School is a law school located in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.. The school was ranked 35 in 2023 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

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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 2023 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 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 169.

The median GPA is 3.84. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.52 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.93.

GW Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,530 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.

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

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Cost of attending GW Law School

In 2023, 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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Yes I got in half an hour ago
i was accepted 10/18 but haven't gotten my mail package or heard anything about aid... have any of you heard anything?
i have not. i visited and they PM said they'll try to send them out around jan. they have to update the COA and stuff for next year
so tbh, it may be a while before we hear anything else
fingers crossed for a wave today
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date disappeared today! was UR for so long
date disappeared today and idk what that means!
all of the acceptances ive gotten have been around mid day so idk if were gonna hear anything today?
Huh… another wave went by, I’m really surprised I haven’t heard back yet, I’m in the medians and I would have expected an A with my experiences and recommendations, but I applied for the part time program at the start of October. Perhaps I was rejected? Or maybe part time hears back later? Do we get notified at different times in the day?
My status for GW says "Decision made" but I still havent gotten an email
Guess I am not getting any more work done today
did it update today?
mine has been under review since october 7th :/
I applied at the end of September for the Presidential Scholarship - it has been under review since
That GW right line of death is harsh holy
Yup still says my application is under review
Good luck brown :)
Idk whether to be nervous or relieved seeing that I missed the wave today
but my stats put me in the red sea
That right angle of death is scary
yeah, I just have to remind myself that there are people who got in under the angle in previous years so it's not over yet
Have you already applied?
yeah, I sent mine 10/7 and went complete 10/8, it's been UR for a while
the portal says 8-12 weeks so I wasn't expecting anything till early December
I submitted mine a while ago and I have had no date for a while, haven't heard a peep. Assuming R or WL
I hear you - I was much later. Stay optimistic, in this process anything can happen
Are people still getting notifications? Wondering if I missed this wave and dunno whether to be relieved or not
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