Yale Law School

Rank 1 (USNWR 2022)
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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

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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 998 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

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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 private 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.

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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@becomingAnteater: Thank you! People have said no one refuses Yale, but it seems 39% of people refuse Yale. I am wondering if is mostly because of scholarships or what the other common reasons might be?
Has anyone here received their YLS financial aid award?
Be real with me folks, what are the odds Yale is still on the table?
according to last year's data, there might be an A wave this weekend
when’s the next R wave likely?
Does anybody else’s Yale status checker do the weird update back and forth a few times a week at minimum? Mine does it for a few times like 4-5 days in a row, then stops for a few days and begins again. It’s been doing that for the last 3-4 weeks since going complete. Makes me wonder if it does that whenever my application is accessed, which would indicate that somehow despite my terrible stats I made it to Faculty Review.
The top paragraph disappears and then reappears the next time I check my status.
Is there any way to know if I made faculty review? I applied Feb 15. Is there any date by when I don't hear back it would be safe to assume that I made it to faculty review?
Wave today?
@KeenDisturbedSatyr: Seems like a small A wave today. I've seen two A's for Yale come in today. One of them didn't put the date of the decision, but it came in close to the same time as the other A
is this the final A wave?
no idea, but I sure hope not
GooberSnatcher Accepted 3.89 172
ABC11 Accepted, Attending 3.93 168 URM
Using statistics, we most likely are looking at a handful (4-6 or so) more direct A’s, and then an additional 5 or so off the waitlist.
Applicants posting on LSD are up this cycle, though. So we’re probably looking at one more decent-sized A wave before their big R/WL waves that hits most years the last week of March or first week of April.
Factoring in the increased applicants posting on LSD this cycle, we’re probably looking at somewhere around 7-12 more direct A’s (prior to pulling from waitlist), and then another 5-10 from the waitlist. Many of those WL A’s don’t come until May, so if you get on the WL, just brace for a bit of a ride.
So yes, still a good chunk of A’s to come.
I think we're going to see the last direct acceptance A wave (before pulling from waitlist) mid-late next week, followed the next day by the next big Yale R wave next Thursday or Friday (March 30 or 31) or the following Monday (April 3). The WL wave (along with maybe another R wave) should hit a couple days to a week after the next R wave.
how do they notify admits and rejections?
A's probably call - but if your phone is not reachable (in a foreign country) do you get an email
and what about rejections? do they email notify you>
email and portal
for R or A?
depends on school (didn't see which school u were talking about). i know a lot of times international gets email for admits
most folk rejections come up on the portal/email... stanford rejects w snail mail
urrrrgggghhhh guess i need to make peace with the fact that im never gonna get that yls A call :(
this is for yale
@ScatteredStereotypedKitten: New Haven is unpredictable, and they have one last wave of As in the coming weeks. Don't lose hope!