Howard Law School

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Howard Law School is a law school located in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.. The school was ranked 125 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Howard Law School is approximately 160.

Admissions website: http://law.howard.edu/content/admissions

Admissions email: Husladmit@law.howard.edu

Admissions phone: 202.806.8008​

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Howard Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 151 154 158
GPA 3.23 3.49 3.71
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1813 61
# Admissions offers 565 -
Class size 160 47
% Accepted 31.2% 74
% Yield 28.3% 44

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,813 people applied and 565 were offered admission.

Howard University has a 1L class size of 160, and yield of 28.32%. 160 out of 565 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 28.32% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Howard University has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 151 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.49. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.23 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.71.

Howard Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 165 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

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Cost of attending Howard Law School

In 2023, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $31,460 (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.

Howard Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Howard University make $124,720 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $62,572.

48.3% of law graduates from Howard University go directly to work for law firms, while 11.9% clerk for a judge. 11.9% of graduates go into public interest.

63.0% of Howard University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Howard Law School

Howard is a national law school that embraces diversity and inclusiveness. Howard Law holds the distinction of graduating more African American attorneys than any other law school in the nation. And while we embrace and are poised to remain the flagship in producing attorneys of color, we seek to share the educational experience and richness that this institution offers with ethnically and culturally diverse individuals. Our approximately 500 students are comprised of people from all walks of life, varied socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and gender identities. We have students from almost every US state and many foreign nations. We have third-generation law students and those that will be the first in their families to hold a jurist doctorate. We hope to learn from the experiences of each and every member of the Howard family so our graduates can better foster positive change in society.

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I applied to Howard about a week ago
The website says they let out results in January and in March
Anyone's application say complete/UR yet?
@WhatItDoBayBeee: did they say mid january or when in January?
or can you send the link to wear it says that on the website
@Prxttylawprincess: when did you submit your application
@GoldStarKinkajou: the first day it came out
@Prxttylawprincess: im late af my bad lol
"Decisions will be issued in December and March. Final waitlist decisions could take place through the summer. Howard no longer operates on a “Rolling Admissions” program. Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification of her status. "
has anyone gotten an admission decision yet?
AnY predictions of when the first wave will be?
@OverconfidentLegalPickle: idk but you better apply to more than just Howard
i gotta gut feeling today is the day
the gut feeling is waning not gonna lie
anyone else get a decision email just now?
but no update in your status checker?
@GreasyThoughtfulDuck: I did. but nothing on the status checker
is it too late to apply?
so it's like.. did i get in or not?
go to the status checker through law hub! the status checker link on HU’s site won’t update
@RainySordidStoat: Its definitely not! I would just apply ASAP
@GreasyThoughtfulDuck: wait so this whole time I've been going crazy about my status not changing on the HU portal was because that portal doesn't actually update?
I've had decision pending on my tracker since Friday and its driving me crazy
fingers crossed!!
@WhatItDoBaybeee: omg wait congrats!!
@dollworm: LMAO thank you thank thank you it was around the corner
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