New England Law - Boston

Rank 155 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • 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

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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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What does everyone here know about this school
I amtrying to gather as much info as i can and i just hear negative things for the most part
what negative things have you heard?
I will say, a lot of the "negative" things you hear are no longer true. NELB is now closer to Suffolk than it ever has before. They have turned the school around quite a bit
I got a full ride but online people have been scaring me from considering NEL
What does everyone think
do you wanna live and work in Boston?
@majorlawyer: what do you mean about NELB being out in the open about their full tuition scheme - what does that mean? I am gathering info on schools, don't know much about NELB.
I feel like I never heard any good things about New England Law but when I look at the employment, scholarship retention, and bar passage rates they're honestly really comparable so now Im torn.
I got an unconditional full ride and invitation to the honors program I really only wanna do PI so it's hard to turn down. It seems like NELB has improved a lot in the past years
@MushyItchyFaun: So, I've been receiving lots of mailers/emails about the Sandra Day O'Connor program/scholarship scheme. Essentially, "your LSAT guarantees a full tuItion scholarship if admitted." However, all of that seems non-competitive/means tested. So, my thought is this: Would other schools take this full-tuition offer as a fair bargaining chip in negotiations or would it's credibility be diminished because "everyone" gets it/lower school prestige.
That was a lot -- I'm not planning to apply here, but I wish the best of luck to anyone who does/chooses to attend. Looks like it could be a dream come true for lots of applicants!
I also received an unconditional full ride to New England law and into their honors program. I am going to see the school in person in two weeks and will update on everything. I have found that their communication as of late has been terrible. I received an email back once after asked to schedule a time to meet with people and they answer once. That was a month ago. Now I have sent 5 other emails three to the person that replied to me (like two weeks later each time) and twice to the administrati
That really concerned me so I am going to make sure to ask a lot of questions when I am at the school
I am hoping that once I go I will have more clarity on the situation because there's a lot of negative things online, but having a JD with 0 debt sounds like a dream
Wow that would be great if you can update us @BrainyDisillusionedAngelfish
@BrainyDisillusionedAngelfish: that would be really helpful for me as I am in Toronto and not willing to make the trip to Boston for a tour. Also received full scholarship and invitation to the honors program but all I am seeing are people talking negatively about the school... can it really be that bad? I doubt it.
I will update after I see it!
Their un-updated email templates always get me. "Add text here" lol
So I visited and it was cool. Tight-knit community. It is definitely a school where if you want to go into Big Law you shouldn't go to but if you want to do other areas of law it is somewhere to consider
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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