Catholic University Of America

Rank 102 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

47 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
0/10 , 3 rejected, 4 waitlisted, 0 withdrawn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 154 156 158
GPA 3.25 3.4 3.56
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1214 47
# Admissions offers 508 -
Class size 118 19
% Accepted 41.9% 60
% Yield 23.2% 18
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 154 158 163
GPA 3.18 3.46 3.74
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 150 158 161
GPA 3.02 3.41 3.6
Softs Tier 3.33 Tier 3.21 Tier 3.1
Scholarship - - $126,158
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 50
Days from UR to decision 40
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -4.11
URM GPA differential -0.09

School finances

Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of AmericaFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$54,230.00
Tuition
72nd percentile
$85,850.00
CoA
95th percentile
81.40%
Grads with debt
84th percentile
$140,731.00
Average debt
82nd percentile
$80,000.00
Salary, 25th %
82nd percentile
$129,000.00
Salary
81st percentile
$60,000.00
PI Salary
67th percentile
55.30%
Employment rate
54th percentile
85.00%
Bar pass rate
71st percentile
Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of AmericaBudgeting

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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.

Catholic University Of America 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 disposable income$60,000

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

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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 $$$$ Sent Received Complete UR UR2 II Decision
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General
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Advice
Help us make LSD better!
Tell us what's important to you
15:16
Bruh a process server giving me a decision would be incredible
LamePlacidDodo
15:17
I would actually give anything for a NDLS decision.
15:17
imagine you can choose any way to receive your A - like a team of carollers appear on your doorstep to serenade "youre admitted to harvard"
15:17
thats a horrible example
15:17
Just imagine some person stalking your every move and running up to you with a decision letter
15:17
the only reason I would choose a t14 at like $ over a t30 at $$$$ is for the security
BigTeeth
15:18
What's the thought behind SLS? do they usually follow yls ?
I’ll request to be notified of my acceptance by a $$$$ scholarship offer
sounds great till the carolers come to your house to tell you that you're not good enough for harvard lol
15:18
id like to be notified by received an 1/8th of weed named after me
asymmetric
15:18
lol then the whole neighborhood is in on your rejection to HLS
15:18
lmao they spit you a diss track freestyle for an R
15:19
I had a nightmare a few weeks ago that a school called my place of work to let me know I was denied admission
asymmetric
15:19
wonder if it'd help Cooley's rankings if they gave out decisions via christmas carol
15:19
Like all the attorneys I work for found out
deck the halls with a harvard rejection falalalala
15:19
@StandUnderNone: YES THANK U
15:19
exactlty what i meant
Really getting worried about not being able to improv an answer for the UT Kira
Any advice?
15:20
Start beatboxing
Check reddit
Beatboxing it is
bunsy bonjourno
asymmetric
15:20
just list the top 10 places youve taken a dump if you go blank on the actual q
They may have posted some questions or something
ImportedSwiftPug
15:20
Accepted at UT, incredibly excited and best of luck to everyone else.
@FearlessAspiringMule: the questions are fairly straightforward!!! you've got it
15:20
Is it weird that my FSU application doesn't say UR when I applied in September and they are already sending out decisions
also we're not allowed to release questions so they're not available anywhere online, don't bother looking
asymmetric
15:20
@ImportedSwiftPug: ED or RD?
@StandUnderNone: thank you!!
had to write a little non-disclosure statement
Oh
15:21
@ImportedSwiftPug: Big Moves! See you in Austin fam!
15:21
@FearlessAspiringMule: when did u apply to cornell?
ImportedSwiftPug
15:21
@asymmetric: ED
15:21
@ImportedSwiftPug: congrats!!!!!
Has anyone ever done the Northwestern Kira?
@ImportedSwiftPug: hook em! congrats :)
ImportedSwiftPug
15:21
@Deac: Thank you! See you there :)
@Daverted: I think it was one of my first apps out in mid September
Sep 27th
ImportedSwiftPug
15:22
I acted like an idiot on the acceptance call, I was so shocked
ImportedSwiftPug
15:22
Sitting in a starbucks
When did you apply to UT?
ImportedSwiftPug
15:23
10/30
Congrats!!
ImportedSwiftPug
15:23
Thank you!
HopefulHarry
15:24
UT acceptances are ED?
TheDoood
15:24
Yale smashing it today!
TheDoood
15:24
Skull and Bones...DENIED!
WoozyGleamingAntelope
15:25
did anyone apply to UTK
LexLaw
15:25
@WoozyGleamingAntelope: i got in a few weeks ago
15:25
yeah i did
Beh94
15:25
@WoozyGleamingAntelope: I did sep 17, have had 0 updates since then for UTK
WoozyGleamingAntelope
15:26
my status checker changed to decision status date: 12/8
Beh94
15:26
omg !!!!
WoozyGleamingAntelope
15:26
know what that means?
LexLaw
15:26
eyy
WoozyGleamingAntelope
15:26
UR2 or a decision was made?
Beh94
15:26
not sure..they usually release decisions on wednesdays but nothing has come out today
LexLaw
15:26
let me see what mine says
15:26
mine still says review from 10/18 lol
Beh94
15:27
i have heard of peoples UTK going blank and then getting accepted
LexLaw
15:27
mine says decision status date and that changed when i got accepted
LexLaw
15:28
so maybe you have an A in your future :)
15:28
considering yls gets 5000 apps a year and only 400 are on here, that means prob upward of 250 ppl got the r today
15:28
anyone know if UT interviews everyone they accept?
15:29
or can people get A's without the interview
LexLaw
15:29
@WoozyGleamingAntelope: did you do the interview yet
WoozyGleamingAntelope
15:29
Maybe there will be a late wed wave @lexlaw
injuriouspunch
15:29
I've heard the interview is necessary
WoozyGleamingAntelope
15:29
yes like 2 weeks ago
15:30
@injuriouspunch: thank you!
LexLaw
15:30
yeah I did my interview on the 8th and got in on the 19th so that would add up!
Kind of off topic but I just saw where a Sheriff in my state has an arrest warrant because he sucker punched a 15 year old girl at a high school basketball game. Like he was an assistant coach & sucker punched one of the other players
injuriouspunch
15:30
it's not required for admission, just checked
really wondering where tf BU is
LexLaw
15:31
@Legalistigician: wait what
LexLaw
15:31
that's horrible
yeah far from ideal
AnxiousSmellyJaguar
15:31
he can go to hell
injuriouspunch
15:31
@Split-gineer: I was mistaken, but it's a great sign to get an interview with UT, better than schools like Cornell
LexLaw
15:31
parents really get way into sports, when I was living in FL the middle school football parents would like key other parents cars and try to run us down when the lost
LexLaw
15:31
*they
15:32
baseball and softball parents can be crazy here in florida,
Yeah its wild, I thought I was reading the onion when I first saw the headline
Little league baseball has the most vicious rabid parents imo
LowkeyHarveySpecter
15:41
Yale broke LSD
CriesInPublicALot
15:42
literally
CriesInPublicALot
15:42
Just saw someone say they got a CLS interview request, its the first ive seen
Hamotron
15:45
@CriesInPublicALot: ED though no?
cybernothing
15:45
anyone else have their Colorado Law application stay as "received" forever
cybernothing
15:46
it's been the same since 11/21
IncompetentShinySloth
15:46
GW date disappeared?
@Legalistigician: I remember a dad on my little league team got banned from watching games because he was being to obnoxious
how do you get banned from little league
15:47
I remember being at a high school lacrosse game and two dads in the stands getting arrested for trying to fight an entire student section
CriesInPublicALot
15:47
@Hamotron: yes ED!
15:47
Of course, I'm from FL
CriesInPublicALot
15:47
aye me too, what part
15:48
PBC
Did a Villanova interview earlier today, Dean said they were doing an RD wave on this Friday and next Friday.
CriesInPublicALot
15:48
ah im jax, the worst part of FL
15:48
Lol, there are worse parts than Jax
LL521
15:48
anyone else just go under review at St. John's?
@LTCommanderLSData: yay thanks for the info!!
admitted by dean blazer at the end of my interview!!!! crying ngl
15:50
Congrats @TDC!!! SO HUGE
15:50
@ThinkableDevilishCoyote: congrats on UVA!
15:50
GW date still there ahhh
15:51
I didn’t know date disappears
this has been an amazing week feeling very blessed
15:51
ayo big dubs coyote
15:51
Chat is making huge waves today
@LTCommanderLSData: thanks for the heads up
@ThinkableDevilishCoyote: congrats!!
15:51
way to counteract the Yale evil
LowkeyHarveySpecter
15:51
Does anyone happen to know if Wake does interviews?
@LawDog: same :(
15:53
For good or bad, it looks like this is the busiest day so far that I've seen
Texas interview went well
Similar to the NW one
15:54
@SteadyLivelyTetra: any curveballs
statcheckerftw
15:54
does anyone know why my BC checker would go blank like 3-4 days after it got recieved and hasnt updated since
15:54
Or recs on how to prepare for it
@LawDog: no real curveballs but they asked me a question that I couldn’t answer Bc of my major so I had to kind of BS it
But just know why you want to go to UTA
15:54
Gotcha, best of luck there glad it went well
15:55
@SteadyLivelyTetra: woah
15:55
that's an interesting experience
15:55
was it just outside of your major's experience or something?
Yeah accounting isn’t the most well rounded thing to study
Yes
15:55
I see
15:56
I imagine they'll understand, but that's wild. I didn't figure there would be any questions like that in the pool
15:56
I think it’s more about how you say ur answer rather than what u say when they ask a curveball or
15:56
Something outside of ur experience
15:56
absolutely, they're just trying to get a sense of your coherency
15:56
For sure. It’s just
15:56
Good to appear personable and not like a robot
Are you allowed to have notes open during the interview/written portion?
I think so
Awesome
ProsecutorBae
15:58
A at FSU!!! My first in-state school!!! Let's gooooooo!!!
Go Noles!
@ProsecutorBae: congrats!
15:59
@ProsecutorBae: Congrats!!!
Congrats!!!
15:59
@ProsecutorBae: Big W friend!
16:00
Nice!!!
NaturalKindBarnacle
16:00
is the yale R wave over
NaturalKindBarnacle
16:00
is it safe to come out yet
ProsecutorBae
16:00
Thanks y'all!!!!
When do we think the first UT RD wave will be?
16:03
I think UT could be soon
16:03
Like next week or week after
16:03
Complete guess btw
Could see that, I don’t think they sent a ton of IIs out
16:04
Doesn’t look like they did
Maybe they’ll decide on those and then send another wave
16:04
I’m excited I got one
16:04
Don’t wanna get too excited about it tho
Same, Austin is amazing
16:04
It really is
Literally the top place I’d want to go to college
/law school
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:04
Yale rejecting a 3.94 and 175 is cruel
16:04
Caught a SPWL at GULC and I don’t wanna go to UCLA
Stay strong kings
16:05
Assuming I were to get in
16:05
I don't remember what the Admissions Officer from UT said verbatim he just told me to get my application in before Thanksgiving
16:05
So UT would be dope
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:05
@LawDog: I'll take your UCLA A happily
16:05
If I had one I’d give it to u
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:05
lmao
16:05
That was really bold of me to assume I’d get in like that
16:05
Didn’t mean that haha
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:05
if they call to give you the A tell Dean Schwartz I'm waiting for his call
LowkeyHarveySpecter
16:05
"null" on my checker disappeared last week and is back this week lmfao
I wouldn’t put any stock into the LSAC checkers
LowkeyHarveySpecter
16:06
u right u right
My WashU one had a gray bar for 2 months before I got in
LowkeyHarveySpecter
16:06
aaahhhh grey bar gate !
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:06
damn Yale rejected a 4.16 and 175
ut wave has me crying and throwing up
CapriciousPresentParrot
16:06
UCLA call me baby
I hope they give a pre Christmas wave of As
Or pre Hanukkah
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:07
Hanukkah is over babe
anoncat
16:07
Literally just applied to UCLA last week and have already developed a fat crush on that school
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:07
my crush is morbidly obese at this point
That’s what I get for trying to be inclusive
DidacticUnderstoodCivet
16:07
lmao
The law schools dragging their feet should really help people applying late or taking the January LSAT to boost chances
I’m waiting until I get into schools to develop crushes on them
Never again
anoncat
16:08
@SteadyLivelyTetra every time I visit a city that a school I applied to is in my crush is renewed
I’m now hopeful that if I can score in the low 170s (where my PTs are) I might have a shot at BU or UVA