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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40 / 84  , 97 rejected, 67 waitlisted, 239 withdrawn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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I am still waiting lol
Did anyone find out about anything about the special wording in today WL email? Got it but not sure what it meant
LivelySimpleOstrich
22:21
wondering if its something they did last year as well
So, I was waitlisted, or reserved, here. Wanted to submit an addendum in addition to a LOCI. I noticed that there is a space in the portal for waitlisted applicants to upload a supplemental statement. Does anyone know if there are word-/page-length requirements for this supplemental statement? And if so, if they are identical to the word-/page-length requirements for a response to one of the prompts that Columbia lists in the optional supplemental statement part of its application? In particular, I think an answer to one of those questions could only be 500 words. I'm wondering if an addendum I send after I'm waitlisted can be longer, or if it has to not exceed this same 500-word limit. Thanks.
I'm assuming it should be like a page long but idrk
do we know when theyre gonna start letting people off the waitlist?
alas
14:34
did everyone just get that waitlist email?
SmartBrevityEnthusiast
14:36
Yeah
SmartBrevityEnthusiast
14:36
Doesn't seem like any action required, right?
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
14:38
well damn I didn't get anything. what did it say?
SmartBrevityEnthusiast
14:38
Just confirming retaining spot on waitlist
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
14:39
O.o
AverageGlisteningAxolotl
14:39
LMAO
alas
9:46
does anyone know if theyre full? or have any sense of it
anyone here of any Reserve updates/movement/feelers/interviews?
hear* that's embarrassing
12:27
Any updates?
BurlyEnchantedBoar
13:51
negative
OshawottFan
14:56
someone on reddit reported getting the WL->A call just now
doesnt CLS email not call
BurlyEnchantedBoar
15:04
yes, looks like someone on reddit just got a WL>A. at least for now, looks like they're doing a very small targeted / individualized approach
Womp womp
gonna write this off as an L
BurlyEnchantedBoar
15:14
eh who knows. based on LSD, looks like they still have a lot of spots to fill
BurlyEnchantedBoar
15:14
and their reserve email did say end of May. maybe they are trying to lock up their top prospects
true, it does look like they're missing about a 3rd of their attending, but trying to keep things realistic.
BurlyEnchantedBoar
15:59
jeez Hellwoods - just looked at your stats / cycle - how on earth.
C and F, bad essays, and late app
What is C and F
LegalUsername
15:41
character and fitness issues like suspension, expulsion, crime records, etc.
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