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 1,514 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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Is it common for law schools to communicate they made a decision, but you have to wait three days?
mine doesnt say a decision has been made
I just had gw jump to the top of my lawhub tracke
when did you apply?
all of y'all haha
i applied in feb
pls is this an R wave on the way? bc GW is at the top & i can’t handle pain rn. 2/01 applicant
last wave from them (yesterday) was a rainbow wave
is there going to be a wave today?
I am very nervous
I feel like its so late in the day for the wave but I still have hope
@Crappybara: trust it’s never too late. i’ll never forget the 2024 Berkeley R wave that happened 9pm on a Friday
oh that's brutal
Did people hear back on a saturday?
my jumped on lawhub but didnt hear back yet, date gone
@IndecisiveLawyerBae hahaha i got hit by that one
what does it mean to have gw jump to the top of lawhub? Applied on the deadline and hasn't heard back anything yet. Date disappeared
same thing happened to me
I just want to hear from them!!
Portal says decision made but I have to wait for the email lol whyyyyy I am not hopeful but would LOVEEEEEE to know
Omg waitlisted...honestly slay for me I thought that was gonna be a big R
Got WL too. Kind of disappointed...... What is the percentage from WL to A?
@DynamicHolisticSalad: i’m in the same boat as you was definitely expecting an R being under both 25%
anyone have any changes/
im seeing others who applied same time as me hearing back but gw hasn't even jumped to top for me yet ugh
Yeah they are not giving out A's since a while now
im not expecting an A at all, 100% know im getting rejected, but the. wait is just killer
is there an admitted students discord or something?
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