Washington University School of Law

Rank 20 (USNWR 2023)
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Also known as

  • Washington University School of Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • WUSTL WashU

Washington University School of Law is a law school located in St. Louis, Missouri. The school was ranked 20 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Washington University School of Law is approximately 260.

Admissions website: https://law.wustl.edu/Admissions/

Admissions email: applylaw@wustl.edu

Admissions phone: (314) 935-4525

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Washington University School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 164 172 173
GPA 3.43 3.94 4.0
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5511 90
# Admissions offers 993 -
Class size 260 83
% Accepted 18.0% 88
% Yield 25.2% 29

During the 2023 application cycle, 5,511 people applied and 993 were offered admission.

Washington University in St. Louis has a 1L class size of 260, and yield of 25.18%. 250 out of 993 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 25.18% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Washington University in St. Louis has a median LSAT of 172. The 25th percentile LSAT is 164 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 173.

The median GPA is 3.94. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.43 and the 75th percentile GPA is 4.0.

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

LSD has stats for 1,318 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending Washington University School of Law

In 2023, tuition was $65,204 and the annual cost of attending was $89,678 (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.

Washington University School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Washington University in St. Louis make $202,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $64,760.

62.0% of law graduates from Washington University in St. Louis go directly to work for law firms, while 16.7% clerk for a judge. 6.4% of graduates go into public interest.

91.6% of Washington University in St. Louis graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Washington University School of Law

Washington University School of Law is one of the top law schools in the United States and offers students an outstanding legal education in an intellectually challenging and collegial environment. WashULaw has created flexible graduate law programs (LLM and Master of Legal Studies) to help international lawyers, US-trained lawyers, and other professionals take the next step in their careers. Students are able to customize a curriculum that meets their specific goals. As part of a world-renowned teaching and research university, WashULaw is an integral part of the campus and university life, and graduate students are encouraged to participate fully in the academic life of the law school and the university.

WashULaw professors are recognized for excellent teaching and scholarship and are highly accessible to our students. LLM students have the opportunity to enroll in upper-class courses and study with leaders in their field to develop new skills and refine legal specialties. WashULaw offers residential programs on campus in St. Louis, Missouri, or students may study from anywhere in the world with our online programs (@WashULaw).

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i visited washu a couple weeks ago though and the admission specialist i talked to said that they’re weren’t expecting to make a lot of waitlist offers this cycle, if any
[] Sagittarius29
people got in off of the waitlist today
4/19 is the date
[] Sagittarius29
yeah I saw on reddit :(
there has been some wl -> r movement
Hi, everyone. I just got an interview email. Interestingly, I have already interviewed before I got WL. I also saw someone on reddit who does not even start applying to law school got this email. Have anyone had this email?
I'm on the WL and my status checker says under committee review. has it always said this/does it say it for everyone else?
got in off the WL with 135k
how long after the acceptance did you get scholarship info?
What do you guys think WUSTL’s medians will be this year?
@EatableCommonElk: mine always said under committee review but today it disappeared /: I'm trying to figure out what that means
has anyone heard back after getting a feeler call from washu??
got the A
I got off the waitlist with 120K. They actually gave me a better offer that the school I committed to.
I am going to be a law applicant in the next cycle. Im a splitter. The graph says good things; but how have you splitters from the current cycle been doing?
I'd aim for a 174 to be safe
172 splitters got rocked this cycle
the new employment stats are kinda crazy now
they just got updated
for WashU/
[] trox99
9/8 II from WashU
@trox99: Did you already receive an A from WashU!? Wow!
Are the people talking about WL's from this cycle or last cycle? How could people already have been waitlisted?
[] trox9
lol the last message sent in here was me on 9/8 and before that, weeks. so that was last cycle
[] trox9
@Kerfuffleuffelous: yes, i am very very fortunate!!
Just got an interview with WashU! very excited
[] trox99
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