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American University Law School

Rank 89 (USNWR 2023)

Applicants for the class of 2027 , matriculating 2024

760 applicants for the 2023 - 2024  cycle
6 / 253  , 24 rejected, 154 waitlisted, 160 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 156 162 163
GPA 3.3 3.61 3.73
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5559 91
# Admissions offers 1877 -
Class size 396 97
% Accepted 33.8% 67
% Yield 20.9% 11
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 161 165
GPA 3.37 3.68 3.86
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 153 161 163
GPA 3.3 3.58 3.65
Softs Tier 3.21 Tier 3.27 Tier 3.26
Scholarship - - $113,884
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 55
Days from UR to decision 825
Interview invite rate 0.66%
Interview conversion rate 60.0%
URM LSAT differential -1.78
URM GPA differential -0.03
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School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE $$$$ Sent Received Complete UR UR2 II Decision
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American University Law School
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.

Stats

$26,923.00
Tuition
69th percentile
$50,795.00
CoA
67th percentile
76.40%
Grads with debt
65th percentile
$159,723.00
Average debt
94th percentile
$67,000.00
Salary, 25th %
54th percentile
$90,000.00
Salary
66th percentile
$60,000.00
PI Salary
67th percentile
44.20%
Employment rate
28th percentile
78.20%
Bar pass rate
41st percentile

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Default for American University is $67,000
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[IMPORTANT] These estimates are for high level planning only. Things like summer jobs, when you spend your savings, and other financial decisions will impact exactly how much you pay.

Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

American University Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual discretionary income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly discretionary income$60,000

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

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A few people above me in the chat mentioned if PIPS were being handed out. I happened to be on LinkedIn today and found someone posting about receiving their PIPS. Looking at the USNWR numbers, American's scholarship amount averages $30k / year which I think helps make up for the higher price of tuition. I'm comparing it with Howard, for example, which has nearly $20k less tuition cost but only averages an $8k scholarship.
TanSwankyCorgi
22:15
$10k scholly a year
TanSwankyCorgi
22:16
Kinda disappointed, thought I would get more
TediousBrightPossum
14:26
I also did not get much money. This sucks and I can not afford this... and I refuse to put myself through that much debt.
TediousBrightPossum
14:26
$300,000 worth of debt?!! NO THANK YOU
TediousBrightPossum
14:26
@FabricandoFabriFimus: Yeah they started passing out PIPS. I
TediousBrightPossum
14:28
@FabricandoFabriFimus: I am guessing they have their group of people for PIPS that they want but just in case anyone backs out, they are continuing to review everyone elses' applications. It just sucks cause they have been horrible in their communications and there is no transparency. No one knows what the heck is going on.
Was anyone else offered 20k in unsubsidized loans on the 'award' section of AU's portal? Completely bullshit - how is that an award........?
TediousBrightPossum
21:50
@AdhesiveMatureRhino: Yup. I was
TediousBrightPossum
21:50
This school ain't worth that much debt man
7:54
Lol it also just fell in the rankings like idkkkk
@AdhesiveMatureRhino: when I saw the email from "financial aid" or whatever I was thrilled. And then I kept reading...
11:15
@AdhesiveMatureRhino: Me too. I called their financial aid office & they told me apparently nearly all of their merit aid goes to students who have received the Pell Grant in college.
@dollworm: when did you finally get your scholarship notification?
15:17
march 27 for merit, I withdrew before I heard about PIPS
16:05
@dollworm: did you end up deciding on UMD?
withdrawing. unbelievable that they haven't said anything about aid. for those of you going next year, best of luck!
16:53
@bb456: yup! very excited for it, program seems perfect for me and they've been incredibly responsive/reactive anytime I've reached out
16:54
oh damn congrats on the PIPS!!
15:01
@dollworm: dang, would have been fun to go to American together. But congrats on UMD - it seems like such an amazing choice!! And thanks, I am really excited about it and happy to be moving back to DC
For those of you who got accepted off the waitlist already, did you send in a LOCI or any other new materials?
This is terrible. They are predatory in the way that they are releasing scholarships
bruh i know i'm not owed anything but zero scholarship with stats above both 75ths is kinda crazy. thanks ig american
@AnnoyingDapperLemur: I feel the exact same way. I feel like that's a way to lose some highly qualified candidates. I've seen a lot of people with stats lower than mine receive merit scholarships and I've heard nothing.
@beneficial-cause: yeah, don't get me wrong I'm happy for those who did get scholarships, but I'm honestly super confused why I didn't. I love American, but I can't justify upwards of $300k in loans :/ Sorry you're in the same boat friend
9:28
It can't be that hard to offer people scholarships right? It's deposit day and I can't even consider them because of that. Which sucks because I am interested in IP and litigation.
I am surprised too! I am above 75% and didn't get any scholarship. Will they have more funding after today if someone didn't pay the deposit?
It seems like only PIPS and the $120,000 scholarships have been given out yet. Last year there seemed to be way more.
what is the $120,000 scholarship?
Well, I just withdrew my waitlist offer to attend Howard, good luck to everyone else who is holding out.
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