Harvard Law School

Rank 4 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
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Also known as

  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard University
  • HLS

Harvard Law School is a law school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 4 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Harvard Law School is approximately 562.

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 3.98
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 9933 99
# Admissions offers 685 -
Class size 562 100
% Accepted 6.9% 99
% Yield 54.0% 97

During the 2022 application cycle, 9,933 people applied and 685 were offered admission.

Harvard University has a 1L class size of 562, and yield of 54.01%. 370 out of 685 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 54.01% 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 170 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 176.

The median GPA is 3.92. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.82 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.98.

Harvard Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,904 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.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

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

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Cost of attending Harvard Law School

In 2022, tuition was $68,962 and the annual cost of attending was $104,200 (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

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

60.6% of law graduates from Harvard University go directly to work for law firms, while 18.3% clerk for a judge. 11.3% of graduates go into public interest.

98.9% 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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I did not get one @taboolrateclam
ok thanks -- I saw people on reddit getting one
I'm like is that indicative of chances, but that feels like my misplaced neuroses talking rather than reason.
That's after sending a thank-you email to HLS
You get a generic thank you letter from the admissions office
Yes but nothing from the interviewer personally
I applied in early november, but I have yet to receive an R or KJ1
anyone in the same boat? Should I be expecting an R lol
@liono: it could be a wl or you could still get kj1
toad your stats are insane tho
@InnateRaspyMilk: ah thanks! I didn't send a thank you note because it felt burdensome and unnecessary, but now I'm like maybe I should've. We'll see lol.
I didn't either tbh, just thanked my interviewer at the end of my call. I think the office has enough on their hands to be sifting through thank you emails for KJ1s we are obviously thankful for!
@liono: I applied in October and haven't heard back. Expecting to be in the next WL/R wave ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Have any of you been called to interview for HLS? I know their next wave is Feb 14 and have not heard anything yet
nope. applied in sept lol
wait so if u got a kj1 and dont get in on the 14th
u know ur not in?
@GOAToad: no
theyve got kj1 waves through march
My friend got in with a 142 LSAT....I'm cooked rn
Just a question — is your status checker supposed to update to interview complete after the interview? I got a KJ1 but nothing on my status checker.
@TabooIrateClam: same. No changes after KJ1.
App went to review 12/13 but haven’t heard anything back about interviews. Does this mean im going to get R next wave
toad get a fucking life haha
i dont mean that literally haha but everytime i come on here i see ur in the chat
any idea of how early kj1s might fare if missed first A wave? thinking im headed for wl....
@secret, I havent gotten anything at all...I feel bummed.
holy shit that harvard graph looks scary
all that red T_T
@SecretPerpetualWombat: early kj1 here too, low-key kinda scared but I shall accept my fate