New England Law - Boston

Rank 155 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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  • New England Law - Boston
  • New England Law | Boston

New England Law - Boston is a law school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 155 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for New England Law - Boston is approximately 360.

Admissions website: https://www.nesl.edu/admissions-aid

Admissions email: admit@nesl.edu

Admissions phone: 617.422.7210

Can I get into New England Law - Boston with aGPA andLSAT?

New England Law - Boston Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 149 154 157
GPA 2.93 3.36 3.66
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2925 77
# Admissions offers 2078 -
Class size 360 94
% Accepted 71.0% 2
% Yield 17.2% 4

During the 2023 application cycle, 2,925 people applied and 2,078 were offered admission.

New England Law | Boston has a 1L class size of 360, and yield of 17.18%. 357 out of 2,078 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 17.18% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at New England Law | Boston has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 149 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.36. The 25th percentile GPA is 2.93 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.66.

New England Law - Boston LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 171 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.

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

How much does New England Law - Boston cost per year?

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Cost of attending New England Law - Boston

In 2023, tuition was $54,624 and the annual cost of attending was $87,021 (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.

New England Law - Boston employment outcomes

76.6% of New England Law | Boston graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about New England Law - Boston

New England Law | Boston is the only independent law school in Boston. Law is all we do. Our energies are focused entirely on providing students with a superior legal education that opens doors to future opportunities.

New England Law has upheld this legacy of excellence for more than a century. This tradition stems from its founding in 1908 as Portia Law School, the first law school in the nation established exclusively for women. That inclusive—and revolutionary—spirit continues today with a diverse student body of men and women from around the world. The school became coeducational in 1938, and its alumni live and work across the United States and in 29 countries worldwide.

Located in the heart of Boston’s legal community, New England Law offers in-demand academic programs; a friendly, diverse community; and a range of experiential learning opportunities that is among the most varied in the nation. Eight US Supreme Court justices have visited New England Law, lectured at the school, or taught in our summer-abroad programs.

New England Law faculty bring to the classroom and to the field their exceptional academic credentials, years of hard-won legal victories, influential research, and a proven ability to communicate their expertise and enthusiasm. Perhaps more importantly, our professors are truly committed to our students’ success. “The faculty are deeply invested and committed to students’ success. They are active mentors in aiding us to become the best lawyers possible.” —Stephanie Niles ’20

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I asked a lot of questions
Scholarship is very legit and the additional fees are low
@BrainyDisillusionedAngelfish: Thanks! But why do you say it's not a school to attend if you want to go into big law?
They directly told me that so I am assuming they don't have as many opportunities there
WL-A today! 5/2
Hey so has anyone else received an email that your financial aid package is ready - but have not gotten a decision letter? I’ve already tried to call the university and haven’t been able to get ahold of anyone.
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bruh did I miss this wave or are they going all day
1/17/24 Just accepted, no scholarship info
@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: How long between complete and decision?
@TrueHistoricalGoddess: App recieved on 12/18 offer on 1/17
Thanks so much for the response! My status was updated as "complete" yesterday (although they had all the goods before that), so I was just trying to get an on-the-ground, real-life estimate of the process. Their standard blurb is "within eight weeks," so I was hoping you'd tell me it was less than that. :)
has anyone successfully negotiated their scholarship? I was hoping for more
I would love info about that in general. I didn't know that was a thing until recently!
honestly neither did I but I saw someone say it on reddit that they negotiated. im not sure if it was trolling tho
I've seen it on reddit a lot as well and here on this site, too, in the chat. From what I understand, some of it is that they're playing offers off of each other. So if you have another school offering more, etc., etc., etc.
If you look at bar passage rates for schools in MA, you'll notice that in 2020 (most recent year reported), NE Law was ahead of all except Harvard, BU, BC, and Northeastern.
you need to get the data from ABA directly on their "statistics" page
i got 50 a year here conditional. Faulkner gave me a full ride. Im into FIU, in state. If i get into FSU or UF im going. FIU at full price may still be better than this on scholarship. Picking a school is so fuckingstressful]
@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: What were the conditions?
Also, for those of you who were accepted, when did you receive scholarship info?
@TrueHistoricalGoddess: I got mine the same day I think
@MarriedUttermostPug: Thanks for responding. Apparently I was overanxious (shocker, I know!) and did get mine shortly after my acceptance. Just waiting on my other schools to decide and/or pony up some numbers!
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I also got scholly info same day! about an hour later after the A email
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hi guys! I was able to negotiate my scholarship - wanted to share and encourage others to do so!
Congrats, Snippy! Is this the direction you're leaning?
Sad I was waitlisted here- received an email saying “In order to help the Admissions Committee with their review, we suggest sending updated transcripts, if available, to LSAC so that they can provide us with new CAS reports. You also may be able to increase the likelihood of admission on reapplication by improving your LSAT score (especially if you have only taken the exam once) or by showing new or additional work experience, graduate work, or other law-related activity. ”
Little confused about the transcripts as I completed CAS far after I graduated with my BA
Just got waitlisted lmao
I just replied to you on the Suffolk thread. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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