UMD Law School

Rank 47 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • UMD Law School
  • University of Maryland
  • UMD

UMD Law School is a law school located in College Park, Maryland. The school was ranked 47 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UMD Law School is approximately 276.

Admissions website: https://www.law.umaryland.edu/Prospective-Students/JD/

Admissions email: admissions@law.umaryland.edu

Admissions phone: (410) 706-3492

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UMD Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 156 161 163
GPA 3.42 3.7 3.8
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2899 76
# Admissions offers 950 -
Class size 276 80
% Accepted 32.8% 65
% Yield 28.5% 39

During the 2022 application cycle, 2,899 people applied and 950 were offered admission.

University of Maryland has a 1L class size of 276, and yield of 28.53%. 271 out of 950 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 28.53% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Maryland has a median LSAT of 161. The 25th percentile LSAT is 156 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.7. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.42 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.8.

UMD Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 374 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 UMD Law School cost per year?

54th percentile
In-state tuition
61st percentile
Grads with debt
33rd percentile
Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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45th percentile
PI Salary
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Employment rate
71st percentile
Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending UMD Law School

In 2022, tuition was $51,545 and the annual cost of attending was $76,900 (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.

UMD Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Maryland make $80,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $54,811.

35.0% of law graduates from University of Maryland go directly to work for law firms, while 29.4% clerk for a judge. 4.0% of graduates go into public interest.

86.7% of University of Maryland graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UMD Law School

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (Maryland Carey Law), located in downtown Baltimore, was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is the third-oldest law school in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. The University of Maryland campus is located within blocks of courthouses, government agencies, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Home to the University of Maryland’s professional schools in law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and dentistry, the Baltimore campus is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Newly built student housing; a state-of-the-art student center with a lap pool, workout rooms, and space for intramural competition; a row of new restaurants; and two major theaters have brought a vibrancy to the neighborhood, which is just blocks away from the well-known Inner Harbor area. A campus shuttle and free city bus make getting to other Baltimore neighborhoods easy and convenient.

Baltimore’s proximity to other major East Coast cities is another plus. Students can easily travel by train to Washington, DC (40 minutes); Wilmington, DE (40 minutes); Philadelphia (1 hour); or New York City (2.5 hours). Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is less than 10 miles from the law school building and is accessible by light rail. It is, for many, the preferred airport in the Washington, DC, area. Maryland Carey Law has taken advantage of this location to become an integral part of the Baltimore–Washington legal and business community.

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Got the A yesterday, no scholly info so I'm assuming I missed out on full tuition, but hoping for $$$$
Hoping I can make it up to Baltimore for the admitted students weekend its a city I really want to check out regardless
@AnxiousEnglishMajor: same!
Does everyone get interviewed? Applying for their Part-Time program and have not seen anyone without an II yet.
I emailed them regarding scholarships and they said they are extremely early in the scholarship process and they expect to start releasing some info in the coming weeks
interviewed today they asked me how I like to wind down for the day? anyone else get that q?
do we receive an actual physical acceptance letter in the mail
or is it just the email
Despite being in 50th percentile of both GPA and LSAT, and having an interview back in Nov, I was still placed on the WL. Tough stuff
@WeirdUsernameHere: ACK. That's frustrating. I was admitted mid November and STILL haven't heard about a scholarship. When I spoke to admissions the other day, the woman just said, "we have not made many decisions." The wait is killing me.
yeah i spoke with the dean of admissions and he said they're very early in the scholarship process
Just got my scholarship email! Got my A on 1/18
^ same hopefully everyone is receiving one
I just got a 120k scholarship too, applied in December
received scholarship info today as well!
I got my Scholarship letter today. !
hopefully you guys got your scholarships today too if you were waiting!
Admitted students discord: https://discord.gg/sycBykCA
What time are decision emails sent?
Anyone still not here about scholarships?
Is the Maryland website down for anybody else?
i think it was because they just got a new website
Does anyone have a discord link? It says link above expired
Was accepted 110 days ago and still haven’t heard about scholarships. Should I email? I asked when I visited back in February and sent an email in december
A this morning, scholarship email early afternoon (3hrs later)
Not trying to rub it in just fyi with scholly info
@RapidRambunctiousChimpanzee: email them and ask
I can't access the application-status checker website,, is anyone else having that issue?
They sent out a new link a while ago!