University of Pittsburgh Law School

Rank 89 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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University of Pittsburgh Law School is a law school located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school was ranked 89 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Pittsburgh Law School is approximately 121.

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

Admissions email: admitlaw@pitt.edu

Admissions phone: (412) 648-1413

Can I get into University of Pittsburgh Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

University of Pittsburgh Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 161 163
GPA 3.25 3.55 3.75
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1289 44
# Admissions offers 428 -
Class size 121 17
% Accepted 33.2% 69
% Yield 26.6% 35

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,289 people applied and 428 were offered admission.

University of Pittsburgh has a 1L class size of 121, and yield of 26.64%. 114 out of 428 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 26.64% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Pittsburgh has a median LSAT of 161. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.55. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.25 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

University of Pittsburgh Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 156 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 University of Pittsburgh Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending University of Pittsburgh Law School

In 2023, tuition was $48,969 and the annual cost of attending was $69,617 (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.

University of Pittsburgh Law School employment outcomes

77.2% of University of Pittsburgh graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of Pittsburgh Law School

Founded in 1895, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is a globally respected institution preparing students to become excellent attorneys and leaders within both the legal profession and society. The curriculum applies legal scholarship and skills to contemporary issues, from international conflict resolution to intellectual property and technology. Beginning in the first year, our students balance rigorous core and specialty courses with immersion in clinics, practicums, networking opportunities with local law firms, and exposure to local innovators.

Pitt Law’s superior preparation begins with small classes. The average class size is fewer than 20 students. But Pitt Law’s reach as a pillar of a public research university with more than 10,000 graduate students in 14 graduate and professional schools creates deep opportunities for law students. The university’s reputation as a center for biotechnology, engineering, energy research, business, public policy, and health care illuminates the pathways for law careers. Our next-door neighbor, Carnegie Mellon University, complements Pitt’s strengths with advances in robotics, computer science, entertainment technology, public policy, and more.

That synergy creates a clear advantage for Pitt Law students: Those admitted to law as well as to other graduate programs may complete both degrees in less time than two consecutive degrees would normally require.

Pitt Law’s mission to encourage talent includes a commitment to providing scholarships for highly qualified students through all three years. Nearly 70 percent of all students receive financial aid.

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How do the financial aid packages work? Is it based on need? I have a 163 lsat but I'm still afraid I'm going to be offered no funding lol
I'm UR since 10/20
Has anyone received admissions for fall 2024?
Just did today, via status checker though. Says "admitted". No email or call yet.
Awesome, I also got admitted!!
How do the financial aid packages work? acceptance packet should have scholarship in it?
My package had the offer letter with that info
Got my letter today, scholarship was in the acceptance letter. Looks like they are giving unconditional scholarships this year too so far, which is nice! They were mostly conditional 2.8s last year.
Has anyone else's app been complete for like a month?
Anyone know why Pitt calculates the cost of living about $10,000 less than Duquesne lol
I am attempting to negotiate the scholarship, btw - will update the result for anyone interested
my status checker says admitted as of today, no email yet, but it's been "admitted" for at least an hour or so now. doesn't hurt to check if you're expecting to hear something soon (:
How long did it take to receive the admit package w/ scholarship info? I got admitted on 1/19
@evajade123: Just received my admittance. Applied on December 17th
does anyone know when they send out decision?
Has anyone tried to negotiate scholarships?
how long was everyone’s application under review before they got a decision?
How long did anyone admitted have to wait to get scholarship info? And was it emailed or mailed.
@HappySableDog: You get it in the mail. I did not receive any in mine but I know others did. I think it took like 2 weeks.
@SteelersReignSupreme: I tried and was told to apply for "blue and gold" full tuition scholarship and that if I don't get that, they will send my file for reconsideration after
So seems like a big waiting game on negotiations right now - a few other schools told me the same thing, they would reconsider in March
@wealthofnations: Ok its good to hear they are open to it. As of right now assuming I get rejected from everywhere else - Pitt is my top choice so I am glad they are receptive to it.
In recent years it doesn't seem like they were - but my assumption is that the Duquesne rankings rise and their scholarship generosity has forced Pitt's hand
Duquesne is the move for me personally; from everyone I've spoke to in the Pittsburgh area the differences between the schools are not worth the price differential.
But that's only for people looking to practice in the Pittsburgh area after graduation. Pitt's degree and education is more transferable and won't leave you feeling as landlocked as Duquesne.
@LudicrousEgg: Totally makes sense. If you are 100% staying in Pittsburgh, it's an easy call. Duq is generous as hell with scholarship money now too.
That's why I personally lean Pitt, the name just carries more weight elsewhere and I'm not from PA - so it's nice to leave the door a bit more open
Duquesne has deeper roots in Pittsburgh's legal community, but Pitt is more recognizable on a national level. If you are set on Pittsburgh and western/central PA, they are both excellent schools, especially with the incredibly large donation from Kline.
Does anyone know how they notify after applying for the Blue and Gold scholarship? is it an email or do they mail something again?
It's an email - I got the rejection for it yesterday lol
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