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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

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 3.64 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 1,717 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.

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

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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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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 public 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.

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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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why are only 50 ppl marked on here as attending after yesterday's seat deposit deadline...that seems like the good news to me
@ViciousKitten: not everyone uses LSD
@AlexGListener: groundbreaking insight there.
@AlexGListener: the rate that uses lsd and shoots for the t14 is MUCH MUCH higher , i think about 2/3rds if you look at past years
@AggressiveChiefBunny: I had the same thought about the last text box. But they're clearly trying to discourage additional essays or letters
Otherwise they would allow for an attachment
@NumerousIgnorantChimpanzee: true! I decided to briefly explain my interests that make is my #1. Not a full two pager or anything like thatt
@ViciousKitten: did you notice if the "attending" number significantly decreased from what it was, let's say, two weeks ago?
@ViciousKitten: vicious lol
@ViciousKitten: bro you're not even tracking any applications hahahah
looking at peer schools attending versus outstanding A's UVA is actually higher than most percentage-wise and nominally
@ContemplativePenguin: “higher percentage wise” for the outstanding acceptances-attending? Or higher for those actually attending? Sorry, just need that clarification
I was looking at confirmed attending divided by outstanding acceptances. seems like its up to 74 confirmed attending now also
whoops! i was on the wrong year for that 74 confirmed attending number
maybe thats a bad metric because lower outstanding acceptances is a good thing? But they have more confirmed attending than Berkely, NYU, Columbia
Any WL turn to an A yet? I think the first seat deposit was 4/27 so I was hoping some spots might open up
@ContemplativePenguin: True! I think its not gonna give us clear clues as to what the WL movement will be like, but we can def speculate. I also noticed, according to "confirmed divided by outstanding" for last cycle, the percentage was marginally higher at 36.63, compared to this cycle's 31.57 (and this discrepancy could easily be the result of uva just happening to have pulled from more people without LSD. Who knows, but I hope WL movement!!!
fingers crossed!
Has anyone heard anything?
I heard they overenrolled on initial deposits, so I don't have much hope
@EvasiveCapybara: I think that person on Reddit was capping
does the number of waitlisted on on here decrease when people withdraw? or does waitlisted hold and the withdrawn goes up
@AggressiveChiefBunny: It might not be true, but I also heard it from my friend who got into UVA who spoke with admissions. I'm still gonna wait and see until they kick me off, but I personally don't expect anything till after June 1
@AlexGListener: Idk if the withdrawn number goes down or not, but if you put your mouse over the question mark next to waitlisted, it'll show you the total waitlisted, WL -> R, and WL-> Withdrawn. The number in yellow/gold/brown is the number of people who are still on the waitlist rn (according to LSD)
Meant to say idk if the withdrawn number changes or not
That'd be a bummer if they over enrolled. Hoping some of us get some interview invites in the next few weeks!!!
they lose people every year to Harvard and Columbia when they begin picking from their waitlist, so even if they are slightly overenrolled, it is likely to even out or open up a few WL spots
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