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Boston University Law School

Rank 24 (USNWR 2024)

Applicants for the class of 2023 , matriculating 2020

938 applicants for the 2019 - 2020  cycle
7 / 208  , 86 rejected, 118 waitlisted, 206 withdrawn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 161 166 168
GPA 3.56 3.78 3.86
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5812 97
# Admissions offers 1345 -
Class size 231 74
% Accepted 23.1% 88
% Yield 16.6% 4
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 163 166 168
GPA 3.43 3.66 3.82
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 161 165 168
GPA 3.3 3.6 3.67
Softs Tier 3.02 Tier 3.22 Tier 3.19
Scholarship - - $111,554
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 68
Days from UR to decision 50
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -3.49
URM GPA differential -0.02
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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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School finances

Boston University Law School
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$29,481.00
Tuition
82nd percentile
$49,907.00
CoA
71st percentile
92.70%
Bar pass rate
69th percentile
$100,000.00
Salary, 25th %
87th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$60,609.00
PI Salary
69th percentile
75.40%
Employment rate
85th percentile
63.40%
Grads with debt
14th percentile
$104,584.00
Average debt
51st percentile

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Default for Boston University is $100,000
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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.

Boston 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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amlaw
10:28
@SecondZestyEagle: did you have a paragraph when you got your decision?
zzhmo
10:59
Has anyone emailed them recently? I emailed them last week and didn't get any response.
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
12:11
My BU moved up but no change in status tho
13:39
how long after the double application complete did everyone hear?
KermitTheHermit
14:38
Also wondering! Moved to the top last week, then a few days ago moved to the top again and went double complete
Where is Boston University Notre Dame Boston College Emory UCIrvine Fordham GW WM,
Vandy, USC today
BabeLincoln
15:15
I have been waiting on BU since 9/1....
invideram
12:21
What does the body of text at the top disappearing and reappearing mean?
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
13:06
I haven't seen that but mine keeps moving to top
GrandmaOnline711
10:13
guys, are we expecting anything today??
ChiefComplexHammerhead
11:14
i applied 1/31 and got WL 3/25
KermitTheHermit
14:50
Waves seem to be Mondays and Fridays, mostly... maybe this Friday we'll get another one
Btw I called the admissions office, and they said it is fine to send a LOCI if you still haven’t received a decision
begging BU to give me a decision this week so I can stop holding out hope....
I didn’t think a rejection at 10:30pm was in the cards for me today, but here we are
@ReverseSplitter23: Did you send a LOCI?
lawfulapplicant
19:31
are people hearing back during the weekend?
lawfulapplicant
11:01
does BU app tracker ever show that the app is under review?
HystericalSheep
14:47
It didn't for me
letmeinplease139427
23:01
does substatus - waitlist requested mean anything?
babybunny
9:54
it means that you requested to be on the waitlist
Anyone know the odds of getting off the waitlist?
9:51
BU jumped to the top of my lawhub on 4/12, let's see what happens
People who have been admitted and are definitely attending or pretty likely to attend, what are your plans for housing? I ask just because I'm probably going to try to find an off-campus apartment near the law school, but it seems that lots of people I talk to who are attending or probably attending this fall want on-campus housing. Makes me think I'm missing something...
I mean, I understand the convenience factor. But beyond that, I don't see any pluses to on-campus housing.
I guess convenience is a pretty big plus, though.
CurlyAvailableWalrus
9:09
Hello is anyone still waiting on there decision from BU?
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