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

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

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 511 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 UC Hastings Law School cost per year?

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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.

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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Any idea when hastings will come out?
seems like someone got a decision today
so they made a decision on mine but havent released it
so im confused
My status checker wont even load
decision rendered but nothing else lol
10 buisness day window
I have heard from previous applicants last cycle that they tend to send out emails following day
You think WLs are just yield protection? Or anyone have an idea
It looks like from the stats that Hastings def YP people today
For you specifically- I would say it was a YP
Still wild that they did that especially bc you're in state
Ope, wrong chat but hopefully it gets to you xD
That fat yellow line on Hastings is scaring me
Man why they gotta WL(YP?) my boy/girl LegalThreeWay and Monty when they are my stats twins.
What I heard was they look largely for concrete reasons as to why you want to attend Hastings in your essays. Maybe some of those R/WLs are people who aimed for a ton of schools but did no optionals nor specified anything about Hastings
Sent, 10/31. UR today.
Prove to hastings that you're actually interested with a LOCI and you'll be good if you get WLed as YP
My application status date changed from 11/04 to 12/01 yesterday, but nothing else changed. Anyone else have that with Hastings? Does it mean anything?