Harvard Law School

Rank 4 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

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 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

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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 2,009 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?

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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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5/9 interview here. It’s over for me, isn’t it.
Also 5/9. I haven’t seen more than 1 or 2 5/9 interviewees report on a feeler or A yet, so I think there might be a chance we might be under faculty review if they assigned by interview date. Most likely it’s over though I would say
Also kind of doubt that not seeing many people who interview 5/9 hear back yet has any bearing on future chances tbh
If you're an international student, where the time is 4:20 am right now, do you think they'll call when it's a reasonable time for me or them
Thoughts on people who interviewed during week of 5/13?
I got II 5/10
there's a chance our apps are still in faculty review
hey just letting people know I got off the waitlist in july last year. Do not get your hopes off, it's a waitlist, but it can happen later in the summer (and I wasn't the only one).
hopes up*
I'm tired sorry
thank you, that means a lot!
anyone get the R yet? the email promised they were coming
Is that just for people who didn't submit LOCIs or does it include interviewees?
Who knows
Idk but if they aren't gonna take me I'd rather just get rejected straight out
Just got the rejection update on my status checker, had my interview 5/9, RIP
Just as a data point I just got a rejection and I was a part of the recent interview wave, if I had to guess they all were sent out as a batch at 12 est
Good luck to everyone still waiting
Well got my wish lol
RIP to us y'all
Oml so sorry yall
Do we know it was a batch?
Didn't get an II yet, but also didn't get rejected today.. What should I make of it?
@crashandburn: did you submit a LOCI?
also didn't get an ii yet but no R, submitted a LOCI on 5/2
what are the chances that they even send out any more ii?
@omnirunt: Yes, I sent in a LOCI in late April. I'm thinking that I should send out a follow up letter at some point in the next week.
I interviewed in feb and am WL. sent my LOCI 5/6. Is there still a chance when I interviewed that long ago
@mia2971003: well we know they’re not interviewing this or next week, so i think they could maybe still send ii the week of june 3rd. if you didn’t get the R i feel like that means they could still consider you when they resume activities?
i wonder how many Rs they sent out today
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