UC Hastings Law School

Rank 60 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

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 60 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UC Hastings Law School is approximately 389.

Admissions website: https://www.uchastings.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@uchastings.edu

Admissions phone: (415) 565-4623

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UC Hastings Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 160 163
GPA 3.39 3.59 3.75
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4069 87
# Admissions offers 1178 -
Class size 389 96
% Accepted 28.9% 78
% Yield 31.1% 57

During the 2023 application cycle, 4,069 people applied and 1,178 were offered admission.

University of California (Hastings) has a 1L class size of 389, and yield of 31.07%. 366 out of 1,178 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 31.07% 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 163.

The median GPA is 3.59. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.39 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

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

LSD has stats for 487 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.

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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 2023, tuition was $52,454 and the annual cost of attending was $52,454 (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

81.7% 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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Anyone know anything about the second round of scholarship reconsideration? and whether there will be one? I was told we'd know by today or tomorrow.
got hit with the R two years in a row <3
Dang. Sorry to hear that. I’m not liking my chances then 😓
manifesting an A for you!
My zoom link to the waitlist webcast isn't working :(
Did you have any luck getting in, and if so, any insight you can provide to us?
I didn’t. If anyone else heard anything, please let us know!
just got in yesterday and I am not seeing instructions on how to negotiate scholarship or any form. Does anyone know where to find it?
@HawaiianPizza: they will send you a packet in the mail with information on how to access the admitted students page and apply for reconsideration
@HawaiianPizza: my understanding was that schol reconsideration closed in March/April, but there might be a second opportunity for students who are admitted later that that in the cycle :)
Has anyone heard anything from the school (for all the waitlist people)
@HawaiianPizza: Email the Admissions Office and the Director of Admissions directly
how much is rent around the areas surrounding the school for 2 bedroom apartments
3,000 I'd say on average.
On second thought maybe a couple hundred more after looking lol
@Turk: I live in Russian hill, which is a mile from the school and a far better area than the civic center/tenderloin. It’s a 2 bedroom with a lot of big common spaces and my roommate and I each pay $1625
is anyone else unable to access the admitted students webpage (even after using the provided password)
has anybody who applied in April heard back yet?
applied in Feb heard back yet..
status changed to in review, how long has it taken people from there?
Hey so has anyone else received an email that your financial aid package is ready - but have not gotten a decision letter? I’ve already tried to call the university and haven’t been able to get ahold of anyone.
For those reporting scholarships: were you informed in the same email as your admission decision?
Yes, they gave me my scholarship in my email
Hey so my date changed from 10/19 to 11/19 today
is this an error or is a decision incoming?
Is there an admitted student discord or reddit group?
are we expecting anything this week?
how much are yall getting for scholarships + stats??
how soon are you getting decisions after applying?
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