UT Austin Law School

Rank 16 (USNWR 2023)
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Also known as

  • UT Austin Law School
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • UT UT Austin UTexas

UT Austin Law School is a law school located in Austin, Texas. The school was ranked 16 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UT Austin Law School is approximately 292.

Admissions website: https://law.utexas.edu/admissions/apply/

Admissions email: admissions@law.utexas.edu

Admissions phone: (512) 232-1200

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UT Austin Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 166 170 171
GPA 3.71 3.84 3.92
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6325 95
# Admissions offers 921 -
Class size 292 88
% Accepted 14.6% 94
% Yield 28.7% 46

During the 2023 application cycle, 6,325 people applied and 921 were offered admission.

University of Texas at Austin has a 1L class size of 292, and yield of 28.66%. 264 out of 921 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 28.66% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Texas at Austin has a median LSAT of 170. The 25th percentile LSAT is 166 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 171.

The median GPA is 3.84. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.71 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.92.

UT Austin Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,164 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 UT Austin Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending UT Austin Law School

In 2023, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $23,324 (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.

UT Austin Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Texas at Austin make $205,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $64,649.

62.3% of law graduates from University of Texas at Austin go directly to work for law firms, while 12.5% clerk for a judge. 8.8% of graduates go into public interest.

94.6% of University of Texas at Austin graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UT Austin Law School

Lawyers from all over the world come to The University of Texas at Austin to expand the breadth and depth of their legal knowledge and invest in an internationally recognized Master of Laws. The LLM Program is diverse, selective, and small, with a maximum of 50 spots for each incoming class. LLM students from foreign countries and the U.S. are fully integrated into the academic life of the Law School, learning side by side with JD students. The LLM class is global in reach, with 35 students from 25 different countries in the Class of 2020, including 6 Fulbright students. In fact, The University of Texas at Austin is home to over 5,000 international students, and the rich diversity on our campus is essential to our success as a global learning community.

In addition to being ranked among the top 16 national law schools and among the top 5 public law schools in the nation, Texas Law also has the most affordable tuition among the top 20 law schools in the nation. With a network of graduates 24,000-strong, whatever you want to do, wherever you want to do it, there will be a Texas Law alum ready to help. Additionally, we have an unbeatable set of 14 clinics, 16 programs and centers, 13 student-run journals, and 35 student organizations that round out law students’ legal education. Finally, we are in Austin–the Live Music Capital of the World, the second fastest growing city in the U.S., and the second best city for liberals to live. Boasting 400 live music venues, 100 barbecue restaurants, 200 miles of urban hike and bike trails, and 300 sunny days each year, Austin is the best place in the world to be a law student. Learn more at Visit Austin.

If you cannot get to Austin for Admitted LLM Students Day, then here is a sneak peek video of our amazing city and beautiful campus, and a little taste of what it is like to be part of our Texas Law community. At The University of Texas, we say “What Starts Here Changes the World” – and this is where it all begins.

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@bigolefrog: ah yay. love to hear it, thanks :)
^As you got in, which by the way- congrats!
@NonchalantPuppy: i was just coming on here to rage about the fact that they sent me that email over a month after i applied and now i just got waitlisted after taking the time to gather all the application materials and apply
darn, ut makes quick work in the cycle. they have already accepted almost as many as they did last year, and the last major A wave happened about this time last year give or take a few weeks, especially for anyone under the 75th. make you think a big majority the acceptances have been sent already.
especially considering they had about 100 more apps listed on this site last year, plus they want to keep their new medium
What does that mean going forward? Mostly R/W results from here forward?
that would be my guess but its hard to say. it probably depends on whether they think they think they can maintain a yield high enough to fill a class with this number of admits. obviously there will still be a few As but I would guess the big waves are few from here on out
@AfraidOffbeatHare: What do you mean? Seems like LSD had 300 direct accepts last year and this year we are at 166 so far. Feels more like halfway depending on if the LSD reporting crowd is representative of last year
@MessyNeatPikachu: interesting, you are correct. Seems like a silly feature to only list 'outstanding offers' as acceptances in the green text at the top of the page while showing all acceptances, withdrawn or not, as green on the following graphs.
Although it still looks like their last real 'wave' was between 3/07 and 3/14 so I would still expect the majority of the As to be handed out by then, I suppose the next few weeks will be slightly busier than I concluded
WHAT DOES NRTE stand for ??
non resident tuition exemption
in state tuition for oos fellas
How unlikely is it to get off the waitlist?
as out of state
Anyone get an interview today? Does every applicant receive one?
does anyone know specific days UT drops decisions or could it just be any time?
seems like its any daybut they like to do them in batches if you sort by decisionn date
How long after completing the interview was a decision made?
Just heard back from my first law school UT austin admit
I applied the last week of january
Are these video interviews common.
when will they move to the Feb applicants? I applied in early Feb.
I still haven't heard back and my app went in to review on Jan 5th, tears
same ^
Just got my call! Applied end of Jan
are you in EST?
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