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Yale Law School

Rank 1 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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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 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Yale Law School is approximately 201.

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 171 174 177
GPA 3.88 3.94 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5194 88
# Admissions offers 214 -
Class size 201 56
% Accepted 4.1% 100
% Yield 70.1% 98

During the 2022 application cycle, 5,194 people applied and 214 were offered admission.

Yale University has a 1L class size of 201, and yield of 70.09%. 150 out of 214 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 70.09% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Yale University has a median LSAT of 174. The 25th percentile LSAT is 171 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 177.

The median GPA is 3.9. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.9 and the 75th percentile GPA is 4.0.

Yale Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 997 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
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How much does Yale Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Yale Law School

In 2022, tuition was $69,433 and the annual cost of attending was $93,923 (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

JD graduates from Yale University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $70,000.

42.6% of law graduates from Yale University go directly to work for law firms, while 29.4% clerk for a judge. 17.3% of graduates go into public interest.

98.9% of Yale University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

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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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got the email from YSL just now, but when i wen to the portal, it says the application is not accessible. Does it mean it is R?
wow, waitlist for me too
"This application is not currently accessible through this system."
Does anyone else saw this?
When I click "open the application"
read above, you can fix it by signing in through the first link they gave us
find the original portal, good luck!!
ok, going back to work. no law school this year
What factors determine waitlist outcomes? Do they just tend to go for those with the highest LSAT/GPAs?
@Runningman23: really depends on the class that deposits on May 1st
If they think they have a need, they'll fill it from the WL
@ScatteredStereotypedKitten: Can range from 0-20 depending on years past (WL at YLS is also typically much smaller compared to H/S/C/Chi
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last year 6 applicants on LSD got off waitlist
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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
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