Denver Law School

Rank 80 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Denver Law School
  • University of Denver
  • DU Sturm

Denver Law School is a law school located in Denver, Colorado. The school was ranked 80 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Denver Law School is approximately 280.

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

Admissions email: admissions@law.du.edu

Admissions phone: 303.871.6135

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Denver Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 156 160 162
GPA 3.27 3.6 3.75
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2094 67
# Admissions offers 1015 -
Class size 280 86
% Accepted 48.5% 37
% Yield 27.2% 37

During the 2023 application cycle, 2,094 people applied and 1,015 were offered admission.

University of Denver has a 1L class size of 280, and yield of 27.19%. 276 out of 1,015 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.19% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Denver has a median LSAT of 160. The 25th percentile LSAT is 156 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 162.

The median GPA is 3.6. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.27 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

Denver Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 288 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 Denver Law School cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Cost of attending Denver Law School

In 2023, tuition was $55,610 and the annual cost of attending was $81,674 (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.

Denver Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Denver make $95,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $64,260.

51.2% of law graduates from University of Denver go directly to work for law firms, while 12.4% clerk for a judge. 13.4% of graduates go into public interest.

79.5% of University of Denver graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Denver Law School

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law opened its doors in 1892 and has been breaking ground in legal education ever since. Our faculty prides itself in training students for successful careers as legal practitioners by offering a variety of challenging and exciting courses in addition to experiential learning opportunities through our Student Law Office, externships with law firms, and clerkships with judges. Our new building, with over 181,000 square feet spanning four stories, is the first law building to be awarded the Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the US Green Building Council. Downtown Denver—where the state legislature, courthouses, regional federal agencies, state agencies, and law firms are found—is 10 minutes away by Light Rail, and the Rocky Mountains are just a short drive to the west.

This school also has a spring start term.

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Anyone here hear back yet for 2023 app cycle?
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Wave coming soon, I believe.
Based on past years, the week before Thanksgiving.
I am so nervous waiting... especially after getting the R from Boulder 2 days gao
Are we thinking wave tomorrow? It's a Tuesday!
That would be fantastic!
anyone else got a date change today? (11/15)
I have not I'm dying to hear back
My date changed yesterday and I have school tracking number now
No date change for me
I have had a school tracking number since 10/24 but have been UR since then too
There is a chance I just never noticed the tracking number before
whoop whoop I got accepted!!
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@SpecialRuthlessSwan: what is the tracking number? I do not have that
does Denver law school negotiate scholarships?
@Sadcatgladcat: I noticed it after my date changed on 11/14. My number starts with an 87. Got admitted today and in the email it looks like that would be my student ID number if I attend.
@Sadcatgladcat: On the status page it was right below my LSAC number
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Anyone else have a date change today?
Denver usually hits with a heavy list of accepted candidates the day before Thanksgiving.
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Question for anyone who got a scholarship offer - was the offer included in your acceptance email or was it separate and how long did the second email take to come in? Got my acceptance yesterday and am just curious!
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