UC Hastings Law School

Rank 60 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • UC Hastings Law School
  • University of California (Hastings)
  • UCHastings

UC Hastings Law School is a law school located in San Francisco, California. The school was ranked 60 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UC Hastings Law School is approximately 389.

Admissions website: https://www.uchastings.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@uchastings.edu

Admissions phone: (415) 565-4623

Can I get into UC Hastings Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

UC Hastings Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 160 163
GPA 3.39 3.59 3.75
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4069 87
# Admissions offers 1178 -
Class size 389 96
% Accepted 28.9% 78
% Yield 31.1% 57

During the 2023 application cycle, 4,069 people applied and 1,178 were offered admission.

University of California (Hastings) has a 1L class size of 389, and yield of 31.07%. 366 out of 1,178 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 31.07% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of California (Hastings) has a median LSAT of 160. The 25th percentile LSAT is 157 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.59. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.39 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

UC Hastings Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 483 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 UC Hastings Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending UC Hastings Law School

In 2023, tuition was $52,454 and the annual cost of attending was $52,454 (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.

UC Hastings Law School employment outcomes

81.7% of University of California (Hastings) graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UC Hastings Law School

Established in 1878 as the original law department of the University of California, UC Hastings is the oldest law school in California and the first law school established west of the Rocky Mountains. UC Hastings’ legacy of producing highly skilled practitioners of the bench and bar is a matter of record within the legal profession.


UC Hastings’ location is one of its greatest assets. Few law schools, if any, provide the variety of legal, judicial, political, and entrepreneurial entities within such close proximity of their classrooms, giving Hastings students a relevancy to their legal education that is usually hard to achieve on a college or university campus.

The law school’s location provides the opportunity to study the law in the very forum where it is practiced and determined. Situated in the heart of San Francisco, on the border of the city’s Civic Center and Tenderloin neighborhoods, the law school occupies three buildings on McAllister Street. The Civic Center is the legal epicenter of the American West, with four major courthouses, as well as San Francisco’s City Hall, the San Francisco Federal Building, and United Nations Plaza concentrated within a four-block radius of the law school. Many of San Francisco’s law firms are situated in the Financial District, located just two stops away from UC Hastings via the city’s extensive public transportation system. San Francisco is also widely regarded as the technology hub of the United States. Twitter’s world headquarters, for instance, is a short walk from the law school’s campus and many other tech companies and start-ups, such as Zynga and Airbnb, operate in the nearby South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood.

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@AbleLittlePebble: yes fingers crossed, good luck to you as well. UCLSF is my 1st choice
@CondemnedPuffyGnome: mine as well! hoping we get to see each other this fall!!
how long did it take yall to hear back tho to get on the waitlist
i applied 7 weeks ago
i applied in november and got waitlisted in feb!
did you apply with LEOP @AbleLittlePibble
@ColossalVagueCamel: yeah I did!
i applied in march
thru LEOP
im at their GPA median, v below their LSAT median
Curious, did anyone successfully renegotiate their scholarship?
looks like it from the $$$$ column
Hello friends. Do we know if there has been any WL movement since the May 1st seat deposit?
They said there would be some movement that first week after the deposit deadline, but I haven't heard of anyone getting in haha.
called last week and they said not yet
nothing reported on here...
reddit has been quiet as well, so don't think there was much movement
maybe bc they ended up doing it the week before?
the dean of admissions said they expected to make WL offers after the 1st deposit deadline. IK they made some offers before as well but there was still room in the class at that point
maybe im just coping
I don't think you're coping. It seems like they just haven't done any WL movement since that may 1st deadline yet.
okay so i called today and spoke with what sounded like a student worker, she asked her supervisor (think it was dean of admissions) my questions and basically from what she relayed back to me was that they predict next pull from waitlist will be after 2nd deposit deadline
idk if she was confused or something got lost in communication in between going back and forth, but thought i'd share!
well thats not encouraging. same as Davis WL
from what it sounded like though there haven't been any pulls since before the may 1st deadline, i think they're just trying to finalize numbers before starting to pull again
yeah I get it. and from their perspective we're nearly at the 2nd deadline anyway
hastings is a safety for a lot of people
yeah so i'm just hoping everybody who accepted an offer at hastings but are holding out for another waitlist get off their waitlist so we can get off this one
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