Columbia University

Rank 4 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

1260 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
10/59 , 12 rejected, 14 waitlisted, 19 withdrawn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 169 172 173
GPA 3.72 3.82 3.91
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6986 98
# Admissions offers 1166 -
Class size 394 96
% Accepted 16.7% 97
% Yield 32.3% 58
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 168 171 174
GPA 3.63 3.81 3.93
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 166 171 174
GPA 3.44 3.74 3.9
Softs Tier 3.13 Tier 3.28 Tier 3.23
Scholarship - - $143,028
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 96
Days from UR to decision 122
Interview invite rate 1.59%
Interview conversion rate 40.0%
URM LSAT differential -5.27
URM GPA differential -0.1

School finances

Columbia Law SchoolFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$74,890.00
Tuition
100th percentile
$100,639.00
CoA
99th percentile
65.70%
Grads with debt
22nd percentile
$190,141.00
Average debt
99th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
91st percentile
97.40%
Employment rate
100th percentile
96.40%
Bar pass rate
90th percentile
Columbia Law SchoolBudgeting

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Columbia 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 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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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

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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11:55
I appreciate your optimism
11:55
I sent my BC app in early september, that tells me they've already finished the review process which would make more sense, they just don't have time to be updating files for some reason
hope yall get As at BC today
@DontPay4LawSchool: like for example; they get LSAT data and GPA data from schools, and that's why they have the median change spreadsheet so early, b/c they get that from law schools. However, IDK about going through individual applications, that seems like it would have to be all in-house for a number of reasons, e.g., confidentiality and stuffs
11:56
@ParsimoniousPlantAlligator: Thanks
11:57
Where is NDLS ??
11:57
When did BC release last week?
Monkeymammoth
11:57
Is that BC a real?
11:57
are you talking about LSAC's released mid cycle info? pretty sure that's compiled inhouse, not reported from law schools
roSTEM566
11:58
@MrVet2020: no chance they stand by what they said for a Jan admission. My date has stayed unchanged from going complete with them
EhHhh it could have been late given that nothing else seems to be dropping (RE: BC A that's on recet decision)
11:58
@roSTEM566: I'm so disappointed....
Monkeymammoth
11:59
im so mad rn
Monkeymammoth
11:59
my BC status just changed just now
Monkeymammoth
11:59
to say "in the next few weeks:"
asymmetric
11:59
poll: do we think @MrVet2020 is a veteran or a veterinarian?
roSTEM566
12:00
Same...I just wanna hear back from any school. Cornell was real quick with their R but have had radio silence from everyone else lmao
puglover24
12:00
when did u apply
puglover24
12:00
for bc
SickMinorLawDog
12:00
nooo
Monkeymammoth
12:00
the day their app opened.
puglover24
12:00
oh damn
puglover24
12:00
well congrats!
HungarianHorntail
12:00
@roSTEM566: how many schools you apply to?
Monkeymammoth
12:00
why lmao
roSTEM566
12:00
@Monkeymammoth: that might mean you have to wait for a decision lmao
roSTEM566
12:00
@HungarianHorntail: 17
Monkeymammoth
12:00
im so mad right now
GoDawgsLaw1980
12:00
lmao
Monkeymammoth
12:00
they updated me 3 days ago to say january....