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GW Law School

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Also known as

  • GW Law School
  • George Washington University
  • GW GWU

GW Law School is a law school located in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.. The school was ranked 25 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for GW Law School is approximately 506.

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 162 167 168
GPA 3.55 3.83 3.91
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 10585 99
# Admissions offers 2283 -
Class size 506 99
% Accepted 21.6% 85
% Yield 21.1% 9

During the 2022 application cycle, 10,585 people applied and 2,283 were offered admission.

George Washington University has a 1L class size of 506, and yield of 21.07%. 481 out of 2,283 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 21.07% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at George Washington University has a median LSAT of 167. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 168.

The median GPA is 3.83. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.55 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.91.

GW Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,560 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
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How much does GW Law School cost per year?

91st percentile
Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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PI Salary
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Employment rate
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Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending GW Law School

In 2022, tuition was $65,420 and the annual cost of attending was $93,940 (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 $60,000.

64.1% of law graduates from George Washington University go directly to work for law firms, while 8.6% clerk for a judge. 5.8% of graduates go into public interest.

93.0% of George Washington University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

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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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especially since a lot of these WLs are t20, and will likely be $0
and GW gave you pretty good scholly too, can't pass that up
so not worth it to go there for no money, leaving UVA, Mich and maybe GULC WLs, making the chances of WL low
I'm between BU and GW. Similarly ranked and same aid. Both place similarly in big law, I believe. So it's a conundrum
@AnxiousExistence: I think at that point it's just deciding on which location is more appealing to you!
yeah i still have an outstanding (like haven't received) BU app, but i like dc more than Boston
Yeah good point - might have to plan some last min travel in the next two weeks to make an informed decision
based on Reddit posts about not hearing from BU, you're in good company! Either way, seems like you heard from the one you wanted :)
I've gone to both DC and Boston, I'm sure whichever you choose you'll be happy
beautiful cities with lots do it
lots to do**
@mexicanellewoods: <3 thanks for the reassurance
Are you set on USD or would you entertain an offer from GW?
I think now that I know it's a binding commitment I'm not sure if I'd entirely entertain it, UCLA is my top choice and I somehow got waitlisted with my score so I kind of want to hold out
plus my goal is to practice/live in california long term
so USD rn is my best option I feel, even if the ranks are in entirely different categories
169 really is the magic number for GW and peer schools. Feels hopeless if you're below. :((
sorry king, it does look like they're trying to up that median
to my GW friends (elle), looks like i'll be going to GULC instead
how are you feeling?
been riding the high for days but the debt has since tamped it a little
luckily i'm gonna do PI so LRAP got my back
no scholly?
prob not or v small
the debt will eventually pay for itself at GULC
happy to see that you'll be pursuing PI
you got this!!
Did anyone on the waitlist get a feeler email today?
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