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Cornell Law School

Rank 12 (USNWR 2022)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

1241 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
23/198 , 447 rejected, 135 waitlisted, 253 withdrawn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 169 171 173
GPA 3.75 3.86 3.95
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5998 90
# Admissions offers 924 -
Class size 200 55
% Accepted 15.4% 92
% Yield 20.6% 8
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 167 170 173
GPA 3.61 3.82 3.94
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 167 169 173
GPA 3.64 3.75 3.88
Softs Tier 3.26 Tier 3.31 Tier 3.4
Scholarship - - $123,274
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 66
Days from UR to decision 73
Interview invite rate 20.89%
Interview conversion rate 71.04%
URM LSAT differential -3.87
URM GPA differential -0.09

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

School finances

Cornell Law School
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.

Stats

$35,180.00
Tuition
99th percentile
$58,722.00
CoA
95th percentile
60.40%
Grads with debt
5th percentile
$150,089.00
Average debt
89th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$63,522.00
PI Salary
82nd percentile
87.60%
Employment rate
96th percentile
94.20%
Bar pass rate
87th percentile

Budgeting

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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.

Cornell 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.

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14:17
I'm going to reapply too but I need to start as soon as I can - gonna go to southwest for my 1L and, hopefully, be able to transfer to LMU for 2L.
14:17
southwestERN (I keep doing that)
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14:35
Don't go to a school planning on transferring
14:44
@AbbyNourmal: I also have read that it's not easy to transfer. I get you about wanting to start ASAP, had to make the difficult decision of reapplying. I also want more $ If possible.
15:00
I know that it's a long shot but I can't afford to take the year off. I saw the numbers and there are quite a few transfers from SWL to LMU.
15:02
The programs are very similar - P/T Evening - but LMU is considerably better and they have an Innocence Project while SWL does not.
Anyone apply to deferral programs?
15:21
@AbbyNourmal: the thing to keep in mind with transferring is that yes, people are transferring from Southwestern to LMU but look at the GPA stats. The median GPA last year for LMU transfers was 3.38. The SW student handbook says their 1L medians are 2.8 with a min standard deviation of .7. By my quick math, that means you need to be in the top ~20% of your class to transfer to LMU. It's really hard to predict if you will do that well. Also, I would confirm that LMU both accepts PT transfers and a
15:22
...and allows transfers to be PT at LMU
15:24
I know that I have to be at the top of my class. Their Dean of Admissions told me to reapply. Their P/T program is similar enough to SWL.
15:25
Plus, I KNOW I need to AT least have a 3.0 to keep my scholarship. I'm not concerned about the GPA
15:30
@AbbyNourmal: Yeah, I think you just need to make sure you're informed. It sounds like you are. The fact that you need a 3.0 to keep your scholarship and 1L median is 2.8 is intentional too. Everyone thinks they'll keep their scholarship but last year 57/122 people @ SW with conditional scholarships lost them. It looks like your LSAT score is quite high for SW which is a good sign but the law school curve is brutal, so just go in fully informed!
15:30
I took 15 units last semester, worked two jobs, raised a teenager, wrote an honors thesis, and pulled a 3.6
15:31
@anew-again: I saw that - don't think it didn't scare the crap out of me!
15:33
@AbbyNourmal: That's definitely a good sign! It's just really different when everything is curved. Personally, I wouldn't take a conditional scholarship if I'm not comfortable walking away or paying full price and I wouldn't go anywhere planning to transfer unless I'm comfortable staying if transferring doesn't pan out
15:33
(Also I'm sure you know this but transferring typically means no scholarships)
15:37
I didn't but I really don't care. The LMU program is perfect for me.
15:41
That was the only scholarship they offered (plus books). I've asked to have it increased but I was only offered 15K/year from Vermont. I only applied to four schools. I'm limited because I can't blow up my 15-year old's life. Had to stay local.
15:42
@AbbyNourmal: I would also recommend trying to make connections with LMU before you transfer. Heard that helps.
15:43
I've already reached out to their Admissions Counselor
15:43
And the dean
15:54
@AbbyNourmal: 👍
@AbbyNourmal: I’m in a similar situation with Bama! I have a great scholarship for a regional school but am still on the waitlist at Bama. I’m possibly going to transfer if I can, but am okay with either situation. I’m local so that helps with either scenario thankfully.
anyone know where the "my stats twin" button is?
18:34
You can go to Applicant Search and type in the stats you're looking for.
@AbbyNourmal: I've heard moms say that law school was a piece of cake compared to raising children. I'm sure you're going to do amazing!
Also, Pepperdine hasn't waitlisted you like the rest of us so hopefully you'll get good news soon! Hoping we all get in
21:22
i hope i get off the waitlist at USC so i Can give my spot at Pepperdine to one of you deserving people
21:22
^^
cycle is officially over