Colorado Law

Rank 56 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Colorado Law
  • University of Colorado—Boulder
  • CUBoulder CU Boulder

Colorado Law is a law school located in Boulder, Colorado. The school was ranked 56 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Colorado Law is approximately 165.

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

Admissions email: law.admissions@colorado.edu

Admissions phone: 303.492.7203

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Colorado Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 164 166
GPA 3.45 3.72 3.83
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3221 81
# Admissions offers 1006 -
Class size 165 48
% Accepted 31.2% 73
% Yield 15.4% 2

During the 2023 application cycle, 3,221 people applied and 1,006 were offered admission.

University of Colorado—Boulder has a 1L class size of 165, and yield of 15.41%. 155 out of 1,006 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 15.41% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Colorado—Boulder has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.72. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.45 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.83.

Colorado Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 467 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.

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 Colorado Law cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Salary, 25th %
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PI Salary
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Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending Colorado Law

In 2023, tuition was $40,609 and the annual cost of attending was $65,439 (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.

Colorado Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Colorado—Boulder make $90,000 (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.

45.3% of law graduates from University of Colorado—Boulder go directly to work for law firms, while 17.6% clerk for a judge. 11.5% of graduates go into public interest.

84.9% of University of Colorado—Boulder graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Colorado Law

Colorado Law, established in 1892, is located on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado and lies at the foot of the inspiring Rocky Mountains. High admission standards, a relatively small student body, and a favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 6.1 to 1 assure a stimulating and challenging academic environment that encourages interaction with faculty and facilitates a strong sense of community. The school is a charter member of the AALS and is ABA approved.

Our JD program is a full-time, day program, requiring 89 credit hours for the degree.


Faculty members have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. They include some of the nation's leading scholars; particular strength evidenced by faculty publications are international human rights law, constitutional law, natural resources and environmental law, American Indian law, energy, business, entrepreneurial, dispute resolution, and technology law.

Physical Facilities and Library

The law school is housed in the 180,000-square-foot Wolf Law Building. The Wolf Law Building features state-of-the-art classrooms, two high-tech courtrooms, and the largest resource collection and most technologically advanced law library in the 12-state Rocky Mountain region.

The William A. Wise Law Library serves the students, staff, and faculty of Colorado Law, as well as the bench and bar. Students can connect laptops to the school's wireless network or use one of the many computers available in the library to perform online legal research. The Wolf Law Building is the first LEED Gold-certified public law school building in the country under the standards of the US Green Building Council's certification program.

University of Colorado—Boulder

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was told 3-4 weeks until a decision after app complete.
has anyone gotten off the WL?
Applied Dec 30 went under review today 2/13/23...hoping for a dec this week or early next
Boulder sure does take its time with apps. They told me 4-6 weeks to review for completeness.
got priority waitlist
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Have any admits received an acceptance package?
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For you folks who got decisions, how long after app complete did you hear back?
Went UR Today, I feel like I am holding my breath, waiting for a decision already, LOL. Let
does application complete mean that a decision has been rendered?
No, it means they've reviews your application for file completeness.
got it, thank you!
anyone else get two 3AM "application complete" emails? One last night and one the night before. Mind you, it took well over a month to get to "application complete" in the first place
thanks guys I am happy to chat with all of you
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how do you add your decisions on LSD?
I made an account but can’t figure out how to put the schools i’ve applied to and got decisions from in there
@emeffveeess: that probably just means they finally received all the information to "complete" the application. Or that's when the school chose to make an update on the status of your profile.
Anyone gotten in from the waitlist yet?
@Helloeveryone: got an email recently from them saying that they were full but would reconsider after their second deposit deadline on May 1
just saw my status changed to decision rendered. anyone else?
Whats with Boulder's 46% employment rate on LSD?
Why are there graphs for 2023-2024 cycle. Those apps haven't even opened yet...
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