Stanford Law School

Rank 1 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Stanford Law School
  • Stanford University
  • SLS

Stanford Law School is a law school located in Stanford, California. The school was ranked 1 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Stanford Law School is approximately 178.

Admissions website: https://law.stanford.edu/apply/

Admissions email: admissions@law.stanford.edu

Admissions phone: 650 723.4985

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Stanford Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 170 173 176
GPA 3.84 3.92 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4882 89
# Admissions offers 336 -
Class size 178 53
% Accepted 6.9% 100
% Yield 47.3% 95

During the 2023 application cycle, 4,882 people applied and 336 were offered admission.

Stanford University has a 1L class size of 178, and yield of 47.32%. 159 out of 336 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 47.32% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Stanford University has a median LSAT of 173. The 25th percentile LSAT is 170 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 176.

The median GPA is 3.92. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.84 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.99.

Stanford Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,294 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 Stanford Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Stanford Law School

In 2023, tuition was $68,997 and the annual cost of attending was $115,230 (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.

Stanford Law School employment outcomes

97.1% of Stanford University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School is part of Stanford University, one of the world’s best research institutions. This connection provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation.

Stanford University is a private university located in the heart of Silicon Valley, just 35 miles south of San Francisco and next door to Palo Alto. The university’s 8,180 acres stretch between the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the cities of Palo Alto and Menlo Park. This part of the US offers an ideal Mediterranean climate of dry, warm summers and temperate winters.

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definitely don't want to contribute to any panic -- i noticed it recently, but it could have been there this whole time and i just misremembered
i live very far from stanford so i noticed the mailings box bc a part of me was wondering what if the R letter was sent and it's taking an eternity to get to me... but ig we won't know til we know
if anyone does not have it feel free to chime in lol
ive always had the mailings box
i am not optimistic. lsdata seems to indicate that the class is nearly full
seems like most people they have admitted have been above both medians
wait what mailing box
ohhhh yes thats always been there, also do we know what day stanford typically gives out decidisosns
their website said they are going to try to give us all a first decision by the end of april
seems like an R wave for feb applicants, do we think they’re moving backwards now or something? 😵‍💫
@SplitterusClitterus: also curious like what days they usually call
also on the note of their class being full, I thought I just saw on reddit how they have admitted less than this time last year, meaning more room for AQs
could be wrong though
They have admitted much less than last year. When you check last years data you have to account for withdrawn acceptances which the green numbers at the top do not
I count “35 accepted, withdrawns” for last cycle so yeah seems like you’re right
I saw someone on reddit say they might be doing a second review of everyone they didn’t auto accept/reject/WL which I could see being the case. Most admits seems to be above both medians, maybe they wanted to set their numbers early and will go back to fill for things like location/URM/non-trad/etc?
Yeah they say they do that on their website but I’m not particularly sure what the intent behind it is
^ I wonder if part of it’s because they know they lose a lot of their first choice picks to HY
I think probably, because yeah if you look at the current A's the numbers are super high. I think in their initial review they identify people they know they definitely want / don't want, and then in April reject most people anyway
And then if you look at the big R/WL waves, most people seem to be from pre-December. So would def support the idea that they're going back right now and looking to fill spots
800 apps outstanding on LSD........
Does anybody know how much waitlist movement there usually is?
I think quite good actually - 15 reported “WL -> Accepted” last cycle
well “good” relative to other top schools ofc, probably less than Harvard but I think definitely more than Yale. and probably better than some other T14 like penn/Duke which are known for having pretty low WL movement
wait there was an R wave for feb applicants??
@taygoestolawschool: I only remember them calling post 5PM est from the last 2 waves
@SplitterusClitterus: okay good to know thank you
anything today
one person logged an R and one person did not specify the decision so idek anymore
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