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Washington University School of Law

Rank 16 (USNWR 2024)
173
Median LSAT
3.95
Median GPA
17.2%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

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

Washington University School of Law is a law school located in St. Louis, Missouri. The school was ranked 16 in 2024 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

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

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 2024 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 173. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 174.

The median GPA is 3.95. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.49 and the 75th percentile GPA is 4.0.

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

LSD has stats for 1,289 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 Washington University School of Law cost per year?

$65,204.00
Tuition
83rd percentile
$89,678.00
CoA
78th percentile
91.60%
Bar pass rate
81st percentile
$165,000.00
Salary, 25th %
99th percentile
$202,000.00
Salary
96th percentile
$64,760.00
PI Salary
78th percentile
82.20%
Employment rate
96th percentile
58.10%
Grads with debt
4th percentile
$90,533.00
Average debt
45th percentile

Cost of attending Washington University School of Law

In 2024, 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).

Washington University in St. Louis

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ColorfulThickBullfrog
17:25
Been almost 3 weeks
17:25
rip they've been doing waitlists on friday nights
17:26
did u interview @colorfulthickbullfrog
does WL come via email or just portal?
17:31
pretty sure its email
ColorfulThickBullfrog
17:43
yes just got the WL email but I did interview with them
WL email + interview before applying
BlueAndWhiteGuy
13:56
why do law schools offer scholarships
15:47
what is the likelihood of WL movement if I had an interview
ColorfulThickBullfrog
11:48
Over 300 on waitlists makes it very difficult but we will have to wait and see
lawfulapplicant
14:25
did anyone hear from them today?
fizzyyogurtdrink
16:15
Anyone apply to WashU in Nov and still waiting on a decision? Applied early nov and interviewed late nov. I don’t know what to do :(
ShoobyTooby
13:52
Has anyone heard re McDonnel fellowship yet?
Has anyone gotten in without an interview?
has anyone heard back about the Webster?
SmartBrevityEnthusiast
12:46
Lol interview before i applied (applied in Dec) and still haven't heard back
any info on washu waitlist?
I think it is moving
But havn't heard much
mothprince
23:22
did anyone do the redacted review?
Yes
@HurriedNippyPirate: no reported WL -> As on LSD, where are you hearing that it's moving lmao
17:15
I received a feeler email yesterday but it also said they wouldn't start moving until after the second deposit date in June.
18:24
Hey everyone, just got WL'ed. Does anyone know the conversion rate from WL -> A?
this year it's 0% so far as anyone can tell so far
like 15 people reported WL->A's last year
Guys my GPA is 3.36, if I get a 175 on the LSAT will I get into WashU?
Assuming the median doesn't massively jump next year, yes
Really only 15?
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