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Harvard Law School

Rank 5 (USNWR 2023)
174
Median LSAT
3.92
Median GPA
10.1%
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 5 in 2023 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 2023 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 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 3.99.

Harvard Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 2,017 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 2023, 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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I'm hopeful that maybe they will consider me for the March II's but who knows, maybe I'm destined for a long and torturous march to the WL/R land in April lol.
I suspect that they reach out to their most coveted applicants first with II's
the people who have numbers and great softs
and those of us who are splitters maybe hear back in march or something, depending on whether they have met their goal median and what their class is shaping to look like.
my lsat is at their median but my gpa is way below so i expect that might be the big issue, I don't know
iwbeasscjoafjoalcs
23:55
And---HLS application submitted 8 minutes before the deadline. :)
iwbeasscjoafjoalcs
0:10
Watch me get an A and a full ride. :) :) #inmydreams
LOL. hey you never know!
23:13
Any predictions when the next waves of II might start up? Trying to keep "healthy" expectations (I check my email every ten minutes)
CalculatingGroovyPelican
13:58
I applied to HLS on the 14th and yale the 15th lmao
InshAllah
13:50
@CalculatingGroovyPelican: dang, that's clutch lol. Good luck! Trust God, he is good
no wave today huh
17:49
Did any interviews go out today? I saw some people say they are pretty much done with interviews. I applied 2/13 so is it over for me?
18:14
Some interviews seemed to have gone out in the last few hours. No idea if it's over for this cycle though... holding out there's another week haha
15:59
Got an ii yesterday 2/22. Submitted on 2/11, marked completed 2/13. Fingers crossed. My LSAT is around the median but GPA below so fingers crossed
LSD suggests no more IIs from HLS until May for a few WL applicants. At the same point in time last cycle, about 225 IIs went out and there are around 83% as many applicants this cycle as last year, so that would be 187ish IIs - there have been 187 IIs to go out. Soft R club raise your hand :(
got an ii an hour ago personally
(applied 1/29, complete 1/31)
18:04
applied 2/14, complete 2/15... if i dont get an II today am I R
Congrats Chilly! happy to be wrong on this one for all the II recipients :)
Anyone who applied in January completely ghosted without an II?
InshAllah
18:50
Congrats everyone who got ii yesterday and today! You’ll do so well! trust God, he is good! :)
13:34
Does anyone know how to check if anyone has reported any decisons for a school on a specific day?
1:03
are there any similar websites for Canadian law schools?
Ijustwannagetinman
14:39
Interview conversion rate 60.19% according to LSD
lawschoolapplicant984398
16:13
FYI i got a II today
InshAllah
17:10
Congrats! Trust God, you'll do well!
do all the top schools call you to tell you that you are accepted
if my nye application is under review, when can I expect to hear form them
ElderlyUnadvisedPikachu
19:49
I think this site used to have a calculator for estimating total paid including interest for loans. Does anyone know how to find it?
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