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UVA Law School

Rank 4 (USNWR 2024)
171
Median LSAT
3.94
Median GPA
11.5%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • UVA Law School
  • University of Virginia
  • VIRGINIA, UNIVERSITY OF
  • UVA

UVA Law School is a law school located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The school was ranked 4 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UVA Law School is approximately 315.

Admissions website: https://www.law.virginia.edu/admissions

Admissions email: admissions@law.virginia.edu

Admissions phone: (434) 924-7351

Can I get into UVA Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

UVA Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 166 171 173
GPA 3.69 3.94 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6031 93
# Admissions offers 777 -
Class size 315 91
% Accepted 12.9% 96
% Yield 39.0% 87

During the 2024 application cycle, 6,031 people applied and 777 were offered admission.

University of Virginia has a 1L class size of 315, and yield of 39.00%. 303 out of 777 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 39.00% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Virginia has a median LSAT of 171. The 25th percentile LSAT is 167 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 172.

The median GPA is 3.94. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.72 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.99.

UVA Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,706 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 UVA Law School cost per year?

$71,500.00
Tuition
89th percentile
$68,500.00
In-state tuition
$92,936.00
CoA
83rd percentile
94.80%
Bar pass rate
89th percentile

Cost of attending UVA Law School

In 2024, tuition was $71,500 and the annual cost of attending was $92,936 (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.

UVA Law School employment outcomes

94.8% of University of Virginia graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UVA Law School

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. UVA Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity, and community service.

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. UVA Law has been recognized as a leader in providing a high quality of life as well as some of the best professors, classroom experiences, and career prospects for its students. LLM students not only get to know other LLM students from all over the world, but also the JD students and our outstanding faculty as well. The same faculty—leading scholars and acknowledged experts in all aspects of public and private law—teach LLM and JD students. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their time here.

For foreign law graduates, the LLM program is designed to provide both a broad introduction to American law and legal theory, and advanced training in specialized areas of law that are relevant to the individual student’s planned career in private practice, academics, or public service. Because Virginia offers more than 270 courses each year in an array of topics, students in the program also have wide latitude to plan courses of study that are tailored to their individual interests and career objectives.

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ImpatientGator
20:55
January applicant, WL, interview and acceptance today. Just a data point. Good luck to everyone, hope to see you in CVille!
cookieCheemz
22:01
@ImpatientGator: good to know! Congrats!!
ImpatientGator
17:44
@mycorrhizal: When did they inform you of scholarship
grapesnlemonade382
19:47
Just gauging - there are ppl in here who still haven't heard from them at all this week, right? 🥲
cookieCheemz
20:05
I’d say the majority (95+%) haven’t heard back haha
grapesnlemonade382
21:18
Lolol ok cool. I figured that was the case but just needed to not feel alone in this 🫠
grapesnlemonade382
21:26
(since I've like actually psyched myself out)
NondescriptGoodTermite
12:58
Lol same
NondescriptGoodTermite
12:58
This is rough
NondescriptGoodTermite
13:57
For those who have gotten the II, what was the turnaround time? Is the interview always the following day?
grapesnlemonade382
14:28
@NondescriptGoodTermite: I haven't got an II (at least not yet *fingers crossed*) but every single person that has posted on reddit or that I've heard of from other people have said its the next day
NondescriptGoodTermite
15:11
cool, thanks
NondescriptGoodTermite
15:11
rooting for you
grapesnlemonade382
15:22
thank u! good luck to u as well :))
I submitted on Friday
13:43
Hey I have a really big question, so I ended up with a C+ in a proof-based Linear Algebra class. I'm an undergrad at UVA and would really like to pursue Law School here as well, do I still have any semblance of a shot with getting accepted to UVA Law? I'm duper nervous because on the one hand, this class WAS really hard and my route has been to pursue research for a few years and then apply to Law School but the grade I got in Linear Algebra makes me believe that I have no shot at UVA Law
NondescriptGoodTermite
15:03
Answer is that it depends. What's your overall GPA?
16:55
I'm not sure, anywhere between 3.7low to 3.9low
Bro jesus you got a C+ in one class you'll be fine
20:36
But my numbers need to be perfect for Law School though, it's a numbers game or is my understanding fundamentally flawed?
grapesnlemonade382
20:54
they don't need to be perfect :) obviously just like do your best. Don't like slack or anything lol. But One C+ in one class won't horribly hurt your chances - especially if you do well in other classes to cushion it
grapesnlemonade382
20:57
also, EVEN if your GPA isn't perfect, but you do very well on the LSAT you should be fine. It's not an exact science ofc, and its not guaranteed that even WITH the numbers you'll get in. But like, admissions is pretty holistic (which I never believe, but I really do believe it is at UVA) so yea. Do your best w/ your GPA and ofc its important its good, but its not the end all, be all if you slip up
20:57
yeah, I'm hoping that EDing to UVA plus already being a Hoo will help me secure the UVA acceptance
grapesnlemonade382
21:09
yep - one mediocre grade won't hurt you too badly as long as you show growth! Good luck for whenever you apply :)
21:18
thank you! also, what would be a good way to find other law schools to apply to? I know conventional T-14 or bust wisdom but I want to know where else is good for biglaw recruiting, PI, and Clerkship placements
grapesnlemonade382
22:36
honestly I'm not 100% sure about like how to determine what schools are best to apply to for all of that. There are only a handful of schools, so I mainly just researched the schools in general areas I'd be willing to live in and looked at their class profiles, 509 reports, etc... maybe other people here have more insights into all of that my knowledge is pretty limited but if you have other questions I'd be happy to like message you more on reddit (if you use it - my user is the same lol) - so we don't spam this chat!
grapesnlemonade382
13:09
has anyone recently got an ii from UVA?
NondescriptGoodTermite
10:15
nah
NondescriptGoodTermite
10:15
they seem to have paused for the most part
massive UVA wl R wave coming on Friday
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