UVA Law School

Rank 8 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • UVA Law School
  • University of Virginia
  • UVA

UVA Law School is a law school located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The school was ranked 8 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UVA Law School is approximately 299.

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

Admissions email: admissions@law.virginia.edu

Admissions phone: (434) 924-7351

Can I get into UVA Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

UVA Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 166 171 173
GPA 3.64 3.91 3.97
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7047 93
# Admissions offers 681 -
Class size 299 82
% Accepted 9.7% 98
% Yield 42.0% 88

During the 2022 application cycle, 7,047 people applied and 681 were offered admission.

University of Virginia has a 1L class size of 299, and yield of 42.00%. 286 out of 681 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 42.00% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Virginia has a median LSAT of 171. The 25th percentile LSAT is 166 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 173.

The median GPA is 3.91. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.64 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.97.

UVA Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,724 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 UVA Law School cost per year?

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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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PI Salary
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Cost of attending UVA Law School

In 2022, tuition was $69,500 and the annual cost of attending was $89,650 (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.

UVA Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Virginia make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $64,649.

69.5% of law graduates from University of Virginia go directly to work for law firms, while 20.3% clerk for a judge. 4.8% of graduates go into public interest.

98.4% of University of Virginia graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UVA Law School

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. UVA Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity, and community service.

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. UVA Law has been recognized as a leader in providing a high quality of life as well as some of the best professors, classroom experiences, and career prospects for its students. LLM students not only get to know other LLM students from all over the world, but also the JD students and our outstanding faculty as well. The same faculty—leading scholars and acknowledged experts in all aspects of public and private law—teach LLM and JD students. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their time here.

For foreign law graduates, the LLM program is designed to provide both a broad introduction to American law and legal theory, and advanced training in specialized areas of law that are relevant to the individual student’s planned career in private practice, academics, or public service. Because Virginia offers more than 270 courses each year in an array of topics, students in the program also have wide latitude to plan courses of study that are tailored to their individual interests and career objectives.

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@snooozieesnooz: did you have your interview yet?
sent app in nov. went under review in early Dec. sent a loci with resume update in early Feb. crickets
yea, yesterday!
kinda scared bc my status says under review again today with a date change so i think they're still thinking about it lol
update: accepted
@snooozieesnooz: any word on scholly since you were accepted after they gave out the first set? I'm wondering if they are still giving them
is UVA staff actually on Spring Break, or do they hate me specifically? This and other shocking facts about @summerDM's cycle coming up after a word from our sponsor.
@SummerDM: feeling the same way - still waiting to hear anything
@NonstopCourageousCorgi: yeah :P Gave them a LOCI almost a month ago and still nothing
i sent a loci a month ago and got a ii a day ago
@NonstopCourageousCorgi: nope the email i got just said “all admitted students are considered for scholarships and they begin releasing scholarship info in early march” so i have no idea when i’ll get mine lol
but i’m not too optimistic about scholly since my lsat isn’t very high lol
I sent a 3+ month email yesterday and they let me know they got it
LOCI Jr. if you will
submitted beginning of dec, sent a loci a month ago still didnt heat back :))
That wall of waitlists do be scary. There be monsters this far in the application cycle
@WindySnobbishBluebird: same here, but I've been here since early Nov. I'm close to just calling it quits this cycle
I applied Nov have dodged all the WL/R waves thus far. Was expecting to get wither WL/R or II this week. Maybe next week they put me out to pasture.
I'm seeing people on reddit say that UVA likes LOCI's 3+ months out but that
that's not what I interpreted the podcast comments to mean in admissible I thought Dean Blazer was talking about something smaller but now I'm confused
as opposed to a full blown LOCI
LOCI is a very broad term. It can be a couple sentences or like 2 paragraphs, it depends if you have something substantial enough to justify writing more
Do we know when last decisions should be out? Like how much longer we have to wait.
according to their website april 14
I feel dumb for sending a short loci UVA is my top choice and I would go if I was admitted but I wasnt sure if I should include that in my email and I didn't and now I don't want to be annoying and send another one that says that
Why doesnt uva have bigger e waves. I need those for my own sanity
UR2 mean anything?
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Don’t think so