University of California—Berkeley

Rank 9 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

1153 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
8/82 , 13 rejected, 33 waitlisted, 26 withdrawn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 163 168 170
GPA 3.65 3.81 3.93
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5667 96
# Admissions offers 1220 -
Class size 352 93
% Accepted 21.5% 91
% Yield 27.5% 38
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 167 170 173
GPA 3.64 3.82 3.94
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 172 170 172
GPA 3.66 3.75 3.85
Softs Tier 3.23 Tier 3.28 Tier 3.2
Scholarship - - $82,500
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 78
Days from UR to decision 60
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -2.37
URM GPA differential -0.07

School finances

UC Berkeley School of LawFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$63,316.00
Tuition
92nd percentile
$60,658.00
In-state tuition
$95,924.00
CoA
97th percentile
69.50%
Grads with debt
37th percentile
$139,251.00
Average debt
78th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$62,000.00
PI Salary
76th percentile
87.50%
Employment rate
94th percentile
88.70%
Bar pass rate
100th percentile
UC Berkeley School of LawBudgeting

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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.

University of California—Berkeley 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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13:25
where FSU @?
@paulettebonafonte: I was trying to figure out when I might expect it. Some people didn't get their scholarships until march last year
@brooketaylor-windham: I went UR a few days ago, but last year they had a yuge wave on the 28th of Jan
paulettebonafonte
13:26
wow that's crazy! like I'm not expecting a better offer than what I've currently got at other places, but it feels weird to commit when I don't have all my offers in
so maybe you can expect something tomorrow :)
13:26
@ChocolateChipCharlie: thank you!
brooketaylor-windham
13:26
@ChocolateChipCharlie: I think you need a date change the day before a decision tho ):
@paulettebonafonte: For sure! It's kind of a trap, especially from such an expensive school
there was just a CLS acceptance
per reddit anyhow
mid-Nov applicant
Does Gw email at a specific time or is it just random
that class finally left thank God
paulettebonafonte
13:27
law school feels like a pyramid scheme but at this point I'm so far in it's like, yeah why not
@brooketaylor-windham: hmm let me go check last year
brooketaylor-windham
13:27
I can't tell from last year but that's what I've seen this year pretty consistently
DailyFullFlamingo
13:27
@ThreePlantLemming: it's normally been late afternoon
DailyFullFlamingo
13:28
somebody correct me if im wrong but I feel like late afternoon usually
I WANT NEWSSSS
Thanks @flamingo
probably no BC today
bummer
DailyFullFlamingo
13:28
good luck three!! you got it
Kind of funny that they can update me to let me know a decision is made but actually firing off the email takes up to 3 days haha
LawSchoolAble
13:28
what does UR3 at Duke mean
asymmetric
13:28
did Vet2020 ever call BC back?
LawSchoolAble
13:28
??
yah they basically said theyre understaffed
DailyFullFlamingo
13:29
yeah thats so stressful
think a lot of people go to ur3 at duke