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 1,177 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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do we have a sense of what percentage of the yale class has been admitted so far?
i applied over winter break and i want to maintain my delusions
do y'all think they're done with acceptances for today?
@GentleMountainousLlama: based on last year's entries and this year, half-ish
but who knows
Today‘s A wave finished?
we think that single YLS A from today accurate? havent seen anything else
So my uninformed copium is that YLS has been putting all of us who interviewed but haven't heard back yet into a possibly-yes pile --bc they want to wait to see what the whole applicant pool looks like -- and will either admit or waitlist all of us pretty soon after their app closes (Feb 15) once the applicant pool is final. So if u interviewed stay strong friends 😤 one way or another I think/hope the purgatory will end soon
could we hear something today?
New to LSD/this process, so my bad if this is a dumb question, but has anyone been rejected after an interview or are those interviewed in the potential yes/waitlist pile?
does anyone's status checker change? mine just changed to exclude the welcome paragraph
doubt it means anything but..
mine often changes to include or exclude the applications material list. I'm not sure if that's what yours is doing but I think we're reading tea leaves either way
what time does Yale typically send decisions? is it unlikely for a wave today?
i think typically around 4pm est
I wonder what they're up to
this school is my 13th reason fr, i wish i knew when the next wave (of any kind atp) is
I hear decisions come out on Thursday's usually
any idea on when the next A wave may be?
hoping for tmr tbh, they haven't had major waves besides the 8th and they released more decisions this time last year. So we're due for larger waves soon
Me annoyed that the phone outage today with AT&T will make me miss a call from Yale LOL. when really I was probably not going to get one anyway
i hope theyre not done for the day (screaming, crying, throwing up)
what is going on
who knows lol
can one of you two have them call me? asking for a friend
Yale really said “you four get As today” and called it a day
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