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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 1,286 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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Who did they set you up with for the tour
CamoCat
11:40
No im still on the WL. THey set me up with an "admissions specialist" to talk then the receptionist/clerk gave me a tour
CamoCat
11:41
Im from stl so i went to get my face in there but if you are from out of town i wouldnt waste your time to be honest
can you ask to meet the direction of admissions lol
lawnfire2896
12:55
It’s most likely not going to help, all the decision is made based on a committee and at this point do the cycle, whoever withdraws, they’ll choose some with similar “diversity” profile to replace them
I assume no one has heard from admissions today
lawnfire2896
14:42
you can email or request a meeting to get more information on your status
do you work there
lawnfire2896
14:45
ofc not
sure ;)
lawnfire2896
14:45
you seem highly anxious, so it's better to just ask rather than freaking out online
saw someone got rejected today
How is everyone
Heard wash U is sending out rejections at this point in the cycle
prob
Just did my pre-application interview for WashU today!
planning to apply this coming novemeber
Its not too late to apply for this cycle! I've heard theyre still conducting initial interviews on recently submitted apps.
Really?
lawnfire2896
13:04
It’s rolling basis, your odds is going to be much lower than at beginning of cycle. And if you apply now, you’ll be considered re-applicant next cycle.
CamoCat
13:21
wait to apply for following cycle - likely to get more money
I mean an extra year of biglaw salary pretty much cancels out the lack of scholly
CamoCat
14:20
True but that follows the assumption that you obtain a BL offer
CamoCat
14:21
WUSTL has good BL placement but it is far from guaranteed. Just saying
how is everyone
18:03
Got R today from WL :(
amlaw
18:06
i’m sorry :( over email?
18:10
yep, it came around 5PM EST
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