UVA Law School

Rank 8 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • UVA Law School
  • University of Virginia
  • UVA

UVA Law School is a law school located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The school was ranked 8 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UVA Law School is approximately 299.

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

Admissions email: admissions@law.virginia.edu

Admissions phone: (434) 924-7351

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UVA Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 166 171 173
GPA 3.64 3.91 3.97
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7047 93
# Admissions offers 681 -
Class size 299 82
% Accepted 9.7% 98
% Yield 42.0% 88

During the 2022 application cycle, 7,047 people applied and 681 were offered admission.

University of Virginia has a 1L class size of 299, and yield of 42.00%. 286 out of 681 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 42.00% 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 166 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 173.

The median GPA is 3.91. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.64 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.97.

UVA Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,733 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.

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?

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Cost of attending UVA Law School

In 2022, tuition was $69,500 and the annual cost of attending was $89,650 (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

JD graduates from University of Virginia make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $64,649.

69.5% of law graduates from University of Virginia go directly to work for law firms, while 20.3% clerk for a judge. 4.8% of graduates go into public interest.

98.4% 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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@DaleGotHulkHands: what makes you think so
Just from discussions in the larger chat. No data or anything
Just had interview today, hoping to hear back soon
FYI everyone: If you haven't heard anything in like 3 months, I would highly reccomend sending a little LOCI email saying that you're still very interested!
is it just one UVA R?
its just ED
@VerdantCrabbyEagle: bet emailing standford rn
random question but what do you guys think about paying sticker for UVA
My goal is BL, you can see the offers I have and my stats, I just feel that UVA at sticker is my best shot
I don't know about the other schools placement but I would just compare employment
I applied to specifically do Public service work so it's a different ballgame for me personally
i am gonna email stanford and ask if they will admit me before i apply so i dont waste $130
@perhaps: i dont hate that idea, it is just a massive burden
Should I apply ED to UVA with a 3.35/169/firstgen/uva alum lol
@SmoothBrain: Does ED even have a decent boost anymore? I'm kinda like 60/40 on it because of the potential debt and I wonder if my chances would be the same RD vs ED at this point
I've heard of how the ED boost is neglible now.
@ColossalLuckyInsect I have heard it is especially low at UVA.
I was juuuuuust about to apply there ED but last second I decided not to (under the recommendation not to from a HLS grad) and lo and behold I still got in with RD
@SmoothBrain: Oh crap you just got in yesterday? Congratulations! Yeah, but just from looking at your profile, your amazing GPA and work experience, you definitely wrote some fire essays. I literally did nothing in college, my work experience is meh.
and you applied back in Oct, whereas I'll be applying rn
@ColossalLuckyInsect: thank you!!! If I were you, I would apply ED if you can fathom and deal with the possible debt, but if you are debt averse at all then I would just opt for RD. At the end of the day you're still between 25th and 50th LSAT which is good!
@SmoothBrain: alright yeah, I slept on it a bit, and I remembered why I grinded so hard on the lsat in the first place, which was to make law school less of a financial burden for me too. So, I'm gonna RD it; feel like ED is good for borderline WL candidates nowadays. Admissions would probably look at my stats and background and see this person would 100% go as an RD candidate.
might be coping, but thank you though!
anyone know when II waves will be coming? been waiting since late oct lol
Pretty sure they just trickle out
random question, but I just got into UVA today!! and was curious about when they send out any scholarship offers? i don't think i will be making it big, but any little bit helps LOL
merit aid that is^^^
lol they literally sent out an email today. If you didn't receive it merit aid will be out march 2