Cardozo School of Law

Rank 69 (USNWR 2023)
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Also known as

  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Yeshiva University (Cardozo)
  • Cardozo Dozo

Cardozo School of Law is a law school located in New York City, New York. The school was ranked 69 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cardozo School of Law is approximately 315.

Admissions website: https://cardozo.yu.edu/admissions

Admissions email:  lawinfo@yu.edu

Admissions phone: 212.790.0274

Can I get into Cardozo School of Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Cardozo School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 164 166
GPA 3.46 3.76 3.86
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3414 82
# Admissions offers 1154 -
Class size 315 91
% Accepted 33.8% 66
% Yield 27.1% 37

During the 2023 application cycle, 3,414 people applied and 1,154 were offered admission.

Yeshiva University (Cardozo) has a 1L class size of 315, and yield of 27.12%. 313 out of 1,154 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.12% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Yeshiva University (Cardozo) has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.76. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.46 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.86.

Cardozo School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 450 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Cardozo School of Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending Cardozo School of Law

In 2023, tuition was $67,792 and the annual cost of attending was $98,501 (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.

Cardozo School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Yeshiva University (Cardozo) make $80,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $67,000.

58.8% of law graduates from Yeshiva University (Cardozo) go directly to work for law firms, while 5.7% clerk for a judge. 9.8% of graduates go into public interest.

81.2% of Yeshiva University (Cardozo) graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Cardozo School of Law

Established in 1998, Cardozo’s LLM program is known for its innovative programming, flexibility, rigorous scholarship, and for producing passionate advocates.

Cardozo Law offers students a stimulating educational experience, rooted in the values of ethics, public service, and scholarship. Known for providing high intellectual standards and pioneering hands-on experiences, Cardozo Law also provides students with a deep understanding of how law relates to other expressions of the human spirit, including philosophy, economics, politics, history, art, and literature. Cardozo offers superb programs in intellectual property law, alternative dispute resolution, international and human rights law, public interest law, corporate law, and legal theory. Extensive clinical and externship opportunities draw on the resources available in New York City and train students in connecting theory with practical application of the law. Learning by doing helps our students master the research, teamwork, oral advocacy, and leadership skills that employers value. A Cardozo legal education emphasizes the pursuit of intellectual excellence while providing a wealth of lawyering opportunities that give the Cardozo student a real-world advantage.

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nothing else from my end. kinda just letting it go and thinking of applying as a transfer if anything
maybe its a self esteem thing but I dont like some school holding out on me so much knowing im a qualified applicant especially with offers from other schools that have made me feel wanted :/
how are you guys feeling?
I haven’t heard anything and people on Reddit have been asking about any movement too :/
Im really surprised at the lack of communication tbh, if they’re full they need to just tell us. I’m starting to lose hope and accept the fact that I may never get off the WL lol the only reason I’m holding out this long is I have a spot at a better ranked school
Yeah I agree, it definitely does seem like theyre just full and are seeing if anyone else drops. You're hoping to get a bigger scholarship from Cardozo than the school you have a spot in already?
I enrolled in a lower ranked school but im happy with the campus, the schedule I already received (and the professors), and the overall vibe ive gotten from the school so im going in to it with the mindset of being the best I can be wherever I go especially with schools dropping out of rankings and all that jazz
I doubt Cardozo will give me a better scholarship but if they gave me any amount of money I’d take it, I’d love to live in NYC
No truly rankings are complete BS, but I’m hoping for NYC biglaw and they care about rankings which sucks, but W&L places well in NYC so it’s all good. It’s just in a super small town which I dont vibe with
That’s awesome you like the school you’re in enrolled in!! It’s great to have a school that really wants you and I’m sure you’d do great there
Thank you kittykat! NYC would be lucky to have you, if not your first year of law school then maybe your second or third! Plus W&L is great too
did you apply anywhere else in NYC?
Only Fordham which was a reach :/ but it’s okay no matter what happens I’m sure it’ll all work out :)
If Cardozo ends up accepting you, would you go or are you for sure going to your current school?
someone else was just accepted
with higher stats than me hehe
I honestly dont know, probably depends on the scholarship but im also open to transferring in next year if anything
its been my dream school for forever but I feel defeated honestly, as I imagine everyone else does
do you think they're still reviewing new applications??
are they more likely to offer admissions to the new applications or those on the waitlist?
I would hope those waitlisted
I am waiting until next week if I don’t hear anything I am just going to move forward with travel/housing for the other school I am going to
Someone on Reddit said they got off the Cardozo waitlist recently
Someone withdrew on Saturday so maybe some more movement today
do you all think many ppl withdrew or will these coming days?
i am so confused about the waitlist how are people chosen from waitlist?
@ScaryDebonairRock: i think it's when the spaces open or they are going back to the waitlist to rereview and if they see there is a fit, they will admit. I'm not sure, if there are spaces, whether they'll first admit those applicants they are still reviewing files or go to the waitlist. Seems to me they may first look at applicants still in review and then go to waitlist
i wonder how many empty spots they have left?
that makes sens thank you!
Any updates besides the new survey?
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