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 1,307 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 have interview coming up soon. Any thoughts on this? I am desperate
I *think* mine changed from under review to nothing once I got an ii and only changed back to having the “under committee review” at the top after I did the interview, but hopefully others can confirm
ok I went down a reddit rabbit hole and apparently the status checker doesn't change
you'll get a phone call if you're admitted, then an email with more info but that's all
nothing from the status checker....
okay good to know. thank you for the info!!
are we expecting a wave this week?
wish i knew
has anyone heard anything lately?
looks like an A wave today
aye when am I getting my mf scholarship
thing changed to under review
I need reassurance
I got the scholar in law scholarship- not a full ride, but close enough! I was hoping to have 0 debt, but it looks like I'll have a little bit
i'm above both medians and interviewed 11/1. haven't heard anything yet am I screwed lol
i feel like im screwed since i havent heard back since my interview
Also above both medians, interviewed 10/16, heard nothing back since
Does everyone get an interview? I'm below both medians but got an interview.
Does anyone know how long between the scholarship interview and scholarship notification?
The woman I interviewed with said about 6 weeks
plsss an A wave today
anyone know how long between an interview and decision <3
Historically they don't send decisions the week after Thanksgiving
Probably next week for those of us who have interviewed, maybe the week after :)
applied 11/6, still no II am i screwed?
Reference my post from yesterday, evidently they bucked the historical trend and got back in the game a little early this year—A today :)
@MrBombizzle: WashU is tough below both medians but with your softs you're certainly not screwed. I'm guessing they just take longer to screen through applications below both and send IIs. Just a guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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