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Columbia Law School

Rank 8 (USNWR 2024)

Applicants for the class of 2014 , matriculating 2011

598 applicants for the 2010 - 2011  cycle
40 / 84  , 97 rejected, 67 waitlisted, 239 withdrawn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 169 173 175
GPA 3.81 3.9 3.97
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7754 98
# Admissions offers 948 -
Class size 415 98
% Accepted 12.2% 97
% Yield 38.3% 86
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 168 171 173
GPA 3.5 3.73 3.87
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 165 170 174
GPA 3.29 3.65 3.8
Softs - - -
Scholarship - - $66,737
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 99
Days from UR to decision -
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -5.67
URM GPA differential -0.15
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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

Columbia Law School
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$38,714.00
Tuition
99th percentile
$64,463.00
CoA
99th percentile
96.40%
Bar pass rate
90th 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
65.70%
Grads with debt
22nd percentile
$190,141.00
Average debt
99th percentile

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Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

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 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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OshawottFan
17:59
deluded ppl will always find ways to rationalize delusion
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:00
What time do you think I should email today
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:00
:p
BurlyEnchantedBoar
12:29
You asking when we should expect an update?
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:43
yeah. I think I'll email at 3:37pm EST lol
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:57
hahah
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:58
but let's go. that'd be huge if you emailed
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
8:59
Sorry yall I chickened out. I want to stay in NYC and I felt like I would be annoying ugh
BurlyEnchantedBoar
9:27
lol all good - wish these schools would actually honor the timelines that they communicate
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
13:05
Still nothing, huh. What is going on
alas
18:25
someone on reddit reported getting off this afternoon
alas
18:25
*off the waitlist
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
14:52
Did any brave soul end up emailing?
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
16:20
Wow Dean Lester is stepping down. I wonder who will replace her
has anyone with a hold status heard anything? I thought we would hear something at the end of may..
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:03
well they've had a few WL>As
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:03
other than that, no
PunyHealthyCyclops
9:56
At some point there should be a WL>R wave but who knows when
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
12:43
A couple of acceptances today
Lotsa of Rs today
BurlyEnchantedBoar
17:13
anyone on reserve not get the R today?
17:24
I’m on the reserve list (got the “special group” language) and haven’t heard anything back, and there are no updates in my tracker
alas
19:07
Same
LivelySimpleOstrich
22:42
Did anyone on the select reserve also get an R too?
I got the R today
LivelySimpleOstrich
4:11
Oh im sorry - thanks for sharing!
Haven’t gotten anything yet
Probably everyone else at this point is just gonna get rolled forward to whenever they check the reserve list in July
do you know if it's absolutely necessary to interview before getting off the waitlist?
i saw someone on reddit got a ii and i haven't been rejected yet
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