Washington University School of Law

Rank 16 (USNWR 2022)
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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 16 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Washington University School of Law is approximately 266.

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 163 170 171
GPA 3.56 3.93 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5958 90
# Admissions offers 946 -
Class size 266 79
% Accepted 15.9% 90
% Yield 27.4% 32

During the 2022 application cycle, 5,958 people applied and 946 were offered admission.

Washington University in St. Louis has a 1L class size of 266, and yield of 27.38%. 259 out of 946 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.38% 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 170. The 25th percentile LSAT is 163 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 171.

The median GPA is 3.93. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.56 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.99.

Washington University School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,281 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 Washington University School of Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending Washington University School of Law

In 2022, tuition was $63,364 and the annual cost of attending was $87,558 (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 $160,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $60,500.

59.0% of law graduates from Washington University in St. Louis go directly to work for law firms, while 17.2% clerk for a judge. 8.4% of graduates go into public interest.

94.2% 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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My paragraph disappeared for like a week and just reappeared. :/
Under Redacted Review, Paragraph disappeared, now "Under Review". Anyone know what this means? :/
did either of you get interviews? the same thing happened to me after my ii
it was under redeacted review -> ii --> no paragraph --> then paragraph under review after interview
just got waitlisted
Just caught the R! Best of luck to everyone else
if you have a 173 or a 3.96 you get in
bro why didnt they just give me the r
why would they wl me the fuck
Y’all think that they’re done accepting people? or that the A waves are over?
I think they’ll except more people but I don’t know if it will be a huge waves. I’m still hanging on so I’m hoping at least
I was waitlisted today. No II
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@Katiebeth17: sorry, friend:((
@trox9: I’m actually happy with it! I genuinely thought I was going to get hit with an R, so WL is at least slightly better than that lol. Thank you though! Also, I know tulsa isn’t ranked high, but I went to their ASD and really loved it there. So I have a good option no matter what happens. <3
any chance we hear anything today? or are we thinking answers of for Friday again?
Just got the WL yesterday (3/14). Any tips on next steps? I know LOCI but shouldn't I wait until around seat deposit deadline to send that?
I emailed them and they said they'd recommend checking in every two weeks or so after their first deposit deadline (mid April). I knew I was going to withdraw anyway because I don't want to wait around on a waitlist decision and need to figure out where I'll be living in a few months, but I wanted to get more info to share with y'all if they were willing to give it before withdrawing. :)
just got waitlisted... does anyone know how that process works?
many ppl got waitlist
is anyone that was rejected still UR?
interviewed 2/16 ans havent heard anything.. anyone have any idea??
Anyone still waiting?
@KeenAwesomeBanshee: I'm still waiting. It's like the last decision I need
After March 3, WASHU never accepted LSD members
Dear Admissions Office, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to express my concern regarding the admission of LSD members at WASHU Law since March 3. Based on my understanding, WASHU has not accepted any LSD member since that date. Considering the importance of diversity in the student body, I urge the school to increase the class size and provide equal opportunities for all qualified applicants, including LSD members. I understand that the admissions process is competitive, but I believe that increasing the class size can help accommodate a more diverse student population and foster a welcoming environment on campus. Thank you for taking the time to consider my request. I look forward to hearing your response. Sincerely,
please tell me you didn't actually send this^
I sent.
Hi, Thank you for reaching out to our office. Public posted admission data is only a small part of our process and story. We, like most law schools admit 3, 4, sometimes 5 times our planned enrolled class size of applicants each cycle. We admit the bulk of our class by February/March ahead of deposit deadlines to allow candidates to make an informed decision about which law school to attend. Of course the pacing of admits will vary from week to week and cycle to cycle. We work very hard to attract and admit diverse students, both racially and ethnically and we as diverse perspective to the class. Our JD class size does fluctuate quite a bit depending on the year. We have had a class as small as 220, a class as big at 270 and our current 1L class was 260. We are limited to a specific range of class size due to our classrooms, faculty and resources. We admit one of the biggest ranges of LSAT scores and GPAs of any top 20 school and pride ourselves on a very welcoming environment for o
Wait, what do you mean by LSD member? Like anyone who uses this platform?