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UC Hastings Law School

Rank 51 (USNWR 2022)
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 51 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UC Hastings Law School is approximately 398.

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

Admissions email: admissions@uchastings.edu

Admissions phone: (415) 565-4623

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UC Hastings Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 160 162
GPA 3.3 3.52 3.69
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4415 87
# Admissions offers 1238 -
Class size 398 94
% Accepted 28.0% 77
% Yield 31.0% 49

During the 2022 application cycle, 4,415 people applied and 1,238 were offered admission.

University of California (Hastings) has a 1L class size of 398, and yield of 31.02%. 384 out of 1,238 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 31.02% 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 162.

The median GPA is 3.52. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.3 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.69.

UC Hastings Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 501 applicants for the 2021-2022 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
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How much does UC Hastings Law School cost per year?

62nd percentile
In-state tuition
Grads with debt
55th percentile
Average debt
72nd percentile
Salary, 25th %
86th percentile
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PI Salary
59th percentile
Employment rate
49th percentile
Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending UC Hastings Law School

In 2022, tuition was $50,728 and the annual cost of attending was $80,390 (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

JD graduates from University of California (Hastings) make $130,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $61,000.

55.2% of law graduates from University of California (Hastings) go directly to work for law firms, while 6.6% clerk for a judge. 16.2% of graduates go into public interest.

85.2% of University of California (Hastings) graduates pass the bar on their first try.

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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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@CatToeBean: same
So my status changed after supposedly being under review since 11/28, then I called… this is where it got weird. I asked what it meant to be under review again and they asked if I called the wrong school? Then said my application was under review for the first time on the 5th. Like wtf were you guys doing this whole time, incompetent adcomms
I literally can see on lsdata it said in review since the 28th of November… makes no sense to me but maybe I’ll be in review now lmao
does anyone have an idea when the next waves should be?
anyone have movement since the 2/23 wave?
I went UR2 2/27 but nothing since then
been UR since 12/19 /:
what does it mean if i submitted in late Dec and still not UR lol
my status date changed yesterday. hoping for a wave today!
does Hastings' status checker update when you're UR?
@mexicanellewoods: my application status changed to "your application is in review...." the day after i got the email my app was received. im not sure what it said prior to that but most likely just "application complete"
@wanderingpenguin: thanks! I asked because mine says "your application is ready to be reviewed" so I was wondering how long it would stay there lmao
@mexicanellewoods: yeah of course!! :) and itll definitely change when it's actually in review and they just say to wait at least 6 weeks
No decisions since 2/23 🤨
hopefully a wave is coming soon
do we think the wave for today is over?
wl ):
@AnakinsLover: Me too! But hey its a win in some form
after a long wait i'm finally UR
This schools just ghosting lol
they had a small wave yesterday (saw someone on the sub post their acceptance)
I got the A today
@CallMePesci: congrats!! Were you WL first, or just straight up admitted?
got an A yesterday!
any fellow LEOP admits?!
I just toured the school and fell in love
It’s such a great building so modern and pretty cool views from the roof of the Supreme Court and federal buildings
The staff and admin came and spoke to us and were super inviting and friendly
@CloudySubstantialGoat: not sure if you're from the SF area but sf is so beautiful and has wonderful weather year round!! i lived there for a year and fell in love
@CloudySubstantialGoat: the rooftop was what did it for me too! beautiful buildings and view
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