Yale Law School

Rank 1 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Yale Law School
  • Yale University
  • YLS

Yale Law School is a law school located in New Haven, Connecticut. The school was ranked 1 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Yale Law School is approximately 197.

Admissions website: https://law.yale.edu/admissions/jd-admissions

Admissions email: admissions.law@yale.edu

Admissions phone: 203-432-4995

Can I get into Yale Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Yale Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 171 175 178
GPA 3.87 3.94 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4129 88
# Admissions offers 236 -
Class size 197 60
% Accepted 5.7% 100
% Yield 71.2% 98

During the 2023 application cycle, 4,129 people applied and 236 were offered admission.

Yale University has a 1L class size of 197, and yield of 71.19%. 168 out of 236 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 71.19% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Yale University has a median LSAT of 175. The 25th percentile LSAT is 171 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 178.

The median GPA is 3.94. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.87 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.99.

Yale Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,209 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 Yale Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Yale Law School

In 2023, tuition was $69,100 and the annual cost of attending was $94,356 (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.

Yale Law School employment outcomes

98.1% of Yale University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Yale Law School

Yale Law School is an extraordinary community in which to study law. Standing at the intersection of the worlds of thought and action, Yale seeks to promote an intellectual understanding of the law, and to sustain the moral commitments that justice requires.

Extensive student-faculty interactions and institutional flexibility are hallmarks of the Yale Law School experience. Students enjoy many opportunities for research and writing one-on-one with professors. The school’s extremely low faculty-to-student ratio allows it to offer a wide range of courses and classes. YLS has an average class size of approximately 20 students.

The school is also part of one of the world’s great research universities.

Yale Law Students get access to all the benefits of Yale University which is home to an abundance of intellectual, cultural, social, and athletic activities.

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@ScatteredStereotypedKitten: Can range from 0-20 depending on years past (WL at YLS is also typically much smaller compared to H/S/C/Chi
[] ReverseSplitterBigHitter
last year 6 applicants on LSD got off waitlist
[] ReverseSplitterBigHitter
I doubt it can be extrapolated much more - that seems about right
So Is @LlamaHAsChangedName Malala Yousafzai or Greta Thunberg? Look at those stats hahah. Either way big respect if true
Three people reported getting off the WL on Monday. The two public accounts had 176 lsat non URM. Do you think yale is looking to increase LSAT with the WL pulls?
They're not
Well, honestly how could I know
do you guys think there will more more wl movement? Or that's the end?
I think we will all be admitted 🙏🙏
I hope so tooooo
Someone said they will give out an email when they are done pulling. However, no one reported getting off the WL after Monday and the email is yet to come. We still have today and tomorrow cause someone called and was told that the waitlist decisions are happening this week.
OK just saw another person was accepted
That person reported three schools on the same day, could be them updating their LSD
wait, I see it was A WL- acceptance. nvm
another acceptance... I must stop refreshing LSD
sorry, but is the WL being discussed here referring to the one from the previous cycle?
guess no IIs today?
I got one today!
thank you <3
sorry if i missed the answer, but do we think yale wave this week?
it was more like ripple than a wave
got an II today
[] Florida2Cambridge
Congrats! And good luck!
@AverageGlisteningAxolotl: when did you apply
nvm, realized that's checkable
Haha yeah not so long ago
@Florida2Cambridge: Thanks!
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