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UC Berkeley Law School

Rank 10 (USNWR 2023)
170
Median LSAT
3.83
Median GPA
12.5%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • UC Berkeley Law School
  • University of California—Berkeley
  • CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY, UNIVERSITY OF
  • UCBerkeley Boalt Cal Berk

UC Berkeley Law School is a law school located in Berkeley, California. The school was ranked 10 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UC Berkeley Law School is approximately 278.

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

Admissions email: admissions@law.berkeley.edu

Admissions phone: 510-642-2274

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

UC Berkeley Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 167 170 172
GPA 3.74 3.83 3.9
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6722 96
# Admissions offers 838 -
Class size 278 86
% Accepted 12.5% 97
% Yield 29.9% 52

During the 2023 application cycle, 6,722 people applied and 838 were offered admission.

University of California—Berkeley has a 1L class size of 278, and yield of 29.95%. 251 out of 838 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 29.95% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of California—Berkeley has a median LSAT of 170. The 25th percentile LSAT is 167 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 172.

The median GPA is 3.83. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.74 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.9.

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

LSD has stats for 1,654 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 UC Berkeley Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending UC Berkeley Law School

In 2023, tuition was $67,816 and the annual cost of attending was $105,948 (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 Berkeley Law School employment outcomes

95.0% of University of California—Berkeley graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UC Berkeley Law School

Learning at Berkeley Law means joining a stimulating community that is part of a tradition of academic excellence, professional leadership, and public service. Berkeley’s is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, with influences from Silicon Valley and the Pacific Rim. Its location provides an unparalleled opportunity to study at one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education, policy, and research. The UC Berkeley Law curriculum is complemented by research centers and clinical programs that provide real client work. Berkeley Law offers a broad three-year curriculum leading to the JD degree and postgraduate programs leading to LLM and JSD degrees. The interdisciplinary Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) program leads to MA and PhD degrees.

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19:55
but also
19:56
the two other ppl who got it applied earlier than you!
19:56
I think we were all early dec or earlier acceptances
19:56
sorry I peeped at ur profile but don't lose hope. I think this is only the first round I am a reapplicant and they gave like three rounds last year
@Lawgirl0613: thank you so much! I was starting to panic! Do you know how far apart the three BLOS waves are?
Also, I peeped your profile too and OMG a Yale A like thats extremely rare, congratulations! Seems like you have a tough decision on which law school to attend but rooting for you nonetheless :)
20:01
no literally don't ummm if I remember correctly it was like once every three weeks. I was rejected last cycle so I was like lol probs not even looked at for blos but yea they did a couple rounds and I actually remember a girl posting one way late like late late march early April (I think there is another round after ppl make their decision bc I only have until April 1st to enroll and commit)
20:02
and thanks so much! a lot to consider but I hope you get it. You deserve it!!!
okay this is super helpful, I will try to keep my morale up! Now its time to destress with some Abbott Elementary haha
So much good information on here about BLOS. God bless the reapplicant on here saving us from a weekend of stress
I have not received a decision after applying early sept as a reverse splitter. Anybody else in my boat?
10:53
has anyone heard back today? i see one R from this morning so i'm nervous haha....
just got the email that I did not get the PI scholarship so holding out hope for the BLOS
18:50
@WatermelonLover: im out of msgs in general chat, how do u know that a jan admit heard back from blos
@wishmelucc Someone posted on reddit and also you can check the LSD data which also shows a Jan admit
18:56
oh okay, i assumed the jan admit was pi (and the amount reflected in/out of state)
Just got the email that i did not get the blos either. Super sad as that would have ended my cycle but I guess I will not be attending berkeley in the fall lol :(
20:28
same :( are u not gonna wait for the aid offer @watermelonlover ?
@wishmelucc: Yea I will but looking at previous years the regular gift aid is terrible so that’s why I don’t have a lot of hope.
20:43
true, same basically but i don’t rly have better options anyway :/
@wishmelucc: I really hope you get into more schools and are able to increase your scholarship offers that way! I just want to let you know I understand your stress completely but you have competitive stats so don’t lose hope now. If anything, renegotiate with Berkeley when they try to low-ball you!
15:56
@WatermelonLover: thank u so much, same to you and good luck<3
JOGS64
14:50
I noticed on reddit a lot of people get berk decisions around 9-10 pm ET. anyone know how consistent that is (e.g. all decisions vs just for big waves)
14:02
i checked! historically As do come between 9p-11:30p EST
JOGS64
17:44
thanks!
22:22
To any/all who heard back today, when did you submit your applications?
19:31
if anyone receives aid offers pls put the date you received it
Berkeley is scaring me bc everyone who applied around when I did already heard back
But I feel like I wrote strong essays and I applied for the BLOS so idk I’m not losing all hope yet but it’s making me so nervous
10:47
@MinecraftSteve: I totally feel you. I'm like 90% sure I'm on Hold now, but I wish I would get some kind of communication from Berk!
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