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UC Davis Law School

Rank 37 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • UC Davis Law School
  • University of California—Davis
  • UCD UCDavis

UC Davis Law School is a law school located in Davis, California. The school was ranked 37 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UC Davis Law School is approximately 265.

Admissions website: https://law.ucdavis.edu/admissions

Admissions email: admissions@law.ucdavis.edu

Admissions phone: 530.752.6477

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

UC Davis Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 160 165 167
GPA 3.44 3.7 3.82
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3733 82
# Admissions offers 1055 -
Class size 265 78
% Accepted 28.3% 75
% Yield 24.6% 21

During the 2022 application cycle, 3,733 people applied and 1,055 were offered admission.

University of California—Davis has a 1L class size of 265, and yield of 24.64%. 260 out of 1,055 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 24.64% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of California—Davis has a median LSAT of 165. The 25th percentile LSAT is 160 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 167.

The median GPA is 3.7. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.44 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.82.

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

LSD has stats for 521 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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How much does UC Davis Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending UC Davis Law School

In 2022, tuition was $62,593 and the annual cost of attending was $88,181 (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 Davis Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of California—Davis make $110,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

58.2% of law graduates from University of California—Davis go directly to work for law firms, while 6.0% clerk for a judge. 14.2% of graduates go into public interest.

88.1% of University of California—Davis graduates pass the bar on their first try.

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Some interesting facts about UC Davis Law School

The School of Law at the University of California, Davis, is one of the world’s leading law schools. We are proud of our history of outstanding scholarship, teaching, and real-world impact. Founded more than 50 years ago and named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., King Hall provides a beautiful home for UC Davis School of Law and welcomes students from around the world into its diverse, intellectually rigorous, and distinctly supportive community. Faculty, fellow students, and our alumni form a lifelong professional and personal global network. Join us and follow the dream!

The UC Davis School of Law LLM offers a superior educational experience for foreign lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and other legal professionals. Classes are taught by outstanding faculty scholars, and students are integrated into JD classes. The program is designed around individual student needs. Thus, LLM students can pursue a general course of study or a specialization from an area within the UC Davis School of Law curriculum.

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how long does it take to go from complete to UR?
anyone else have a random 9:30 pm status update or just me?
I also had the status update at 9:30 pm
It updates daily at 6/6:30pm so maybe it's just that but later
Depends on your timezone no? In CA, it updates at 6-6:30, so if you’re on the east coast it’ll update 9-9:30
how long does it take to get decision from evaluation in progress??
any December applicants still waiting to hear back?
WL... dafuq?
i wish davis would start reviewing my application it's been over a month
was just accepted to UC Davis scholarship info in 3-5 bus days
There hasn't been an R wave for late Dec. applicants..it's coming and I'm on it I fear :')
@brainy what is YP?
yield protection
this WL hurt :( i thought i was for sure in y'guys
should i send an email asking for an update since it's been over a month and they haven't even started reviewing my app?
hit with the WL… pain
Rejected 😭
can that one person that was admitted off the waitlist give any info
I saw there was one but feels kinda early to be pulling off the waitlist would love to hear more info from them!
just saw someone else on reddit got in off the waitlist as well - looks like they might have gone out with their acceptances off the waitlist already....bummer doubt they will do a second round
WL today too :(
My app still says evaluation in progress but they’re already pulling off the waitlist? 😭
I contacted admissions last week as was told that they're "on track" to finishing up decisions before the end of april
and was told*
@mexicanellewoods: waitlisted looool
I was straight up R'd but it is what it is
they're simplying missing out <3
did anyone else get the waitlist update from Davis today? Basically no room to take anyone off the waitlist but will reevaluate after 2nd seat deposit?
yup got that same email
they say they're selective with their waitlist and yet they've waitlisted over 100 applicants...
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