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Harvard Law School

Rank 4 (USNWR 2024)
174
Median LSAT
3.93
Median GPA
9.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard University
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY
  • HLS

Harvard Law School is a law school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 4 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Harvard Law School is approximately 564.

Admissions website: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/

Admissions email: jdadmiss@law.harvard.edu

Admissions phone: 617-495-1551

Can I get into Harvard Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Harvard Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 170 174 176
GPA 3.82 3.92 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 8170 99
# Admissions offers 822 -
Class size 564 100
% Accepted 10.1% 99
% Yield 56.0% 98

During the 2024 application cycle, 8,170 people applied and 822 were offered admission.

Harvard University has a 1L class size of 564, and yield of 55.96%. 460 out of 822 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 55.96% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Harvard University has a median LSAT of 174. The 25th percentile LSAT is 171 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 176.

The median GPA is 3.93. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.84 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.99.

Harvard Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 2,007 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 Harvard Law School cost per year?

$71,734.00
Tuition
95th percentile
$107,000.00
CoA
97th percentile
99.40%
Bar pass rate
94th percentile

Cost of attending Harvard Law School

In 2024, tuition was $71,734 and the annual cost of attending was $107,000 (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.

Harvard Law School employment outcomes

99.4% of Harvard University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School provides amazing opportunities to study law and related disciplines in a rigorous but collaborative environment. Due to its large enrollment and faculty size, Harvard is distinguished by its unparalleled breadth and depth of courses and clinics, its wide array of research programs, its diverse student body drawn from around the world, and its extensive network of highly respected alumni. Beyond the law school, law students can tap into Harvard University’s extraordinary resources through cross registration and a variety of social and cultural activities.

Harvard Law School’s faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research and generate the most important publications across the legal curriculum, playing an unsurpassed role in influencing jurists and policy makers.

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9:52
yeah it's strange. i live in boston and im 2 miles away from hls. wish i could go ask them lmao
9:52
like what is going on
i wonder if II people are cooked
(non-feelers)
or if like
there's another wave on the horizon
I would hope there's another wave? Especially since several people got feelers but no follow up
MelodicUselessDwarf
10:11
I am thinking that since they give a 24 hr window they might not do WL admits on a Friday
i hope they do another wave :(
@MelodicUselessDwarf: yeah that makes sense
What are the chances they do more feelers today and follow up next week
MelodicUselessDwarf
10:34
Well I guess if we don't hear anything today we will get the email update on Monday
Yeah all we can do is wait for Monday I guess
Hoping for another wave
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Yeah nothing's happening today
for sureee
Also someone on reddit said they got the R even tho they interviewed
ClassyPleasantHeron
12:11
@DimensionJumper: no, a feeler is not a guaranteed A. If it were, it would be an A, not a feeler.
MelodicUselessDwarf
12:24
They wouldn't leave us hanging indefinitely after a feeler.... right?
That would be so cruel
All that and for nothing?
I feel like more will happen next week
@ClassyPleasantHeron: there isn’t a single recorded instance where an HLS feeler didn’t lead to an A (assuming an expressed desire to commit). Furthermore, a feeler not being a guaranteed A doesn’t necessarily imply that they would only do an A call; that’s just not HLS’ policy. The purpose of the feeler is make sure an offer is for certain to lead to a commitment. Unlike an interview, there’s nothing qualitative about a feeler call that would make them reconsider a candidate (aside from not expressing interest), so it really is pointless for them to do feelers for people they are on the fence about admitting.
So do we think they are done doing feelers?
Since it seems they called at least 20 people this week
Could they really have more than 20 spots left?
ClassyPleasantHeron
12:53
@DimensionJumper: Fair enough. Good luck! 🤞
Slack size: 593 (total) - 69 (current students and admission staff)= 524 accepted applicants.
Number may increase in the coming days
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