Vanderbilt University

Rank 16 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

1054 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
1/129 , 11 rejected, 8 waitlisted, 38 withdrawn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 162 167 168
GPA 3.65 3.82 3.92
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5184 93
# Admissions offers 1170 -
Class size 180 56
% Accepted 22.6% 88
% Yield 14.4% 1
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 166 169 172
GPA 3.56 3.77 3.92
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 160 168 171
GPA 3.52 3.7 3.85
Softs Tier 3.33 Tier 3.34 Tier 3.38
Scholarship - - $136,274
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 68
Days from UR to decision 71
Interview invite rate 11.11%
Interview conversion rate 21.37%
URM LSAT differential -3.35
URM GPA differential -0.13

School finances

Vanderbilt Law SchoolFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$63,572.00
Tuition
89th percentile
$92,004.00
CoA
92nd percentile
61.50%
Grads with debt
9th percentile
$143,293.00
Average debt
86th percentile
$140,000.00
Salary, 25th %
91st percentile
$180,000.00
Salary
86th percentile
$55,848.00
PI Salary
37th percentile
82.30%
Employment rate
91st percentile
93.20%
Bar pass rate
77th percentile
Vanderbilt Law SchoolBudgeting

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Vanderbilt 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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School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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Tbf, I have worked for and with lawyers who are truly not very smart haha
@FutureMarshallErikson: yes, someone supposedly above the average iq. A masterpiece of a post
turning on my ringer for the 800th day in a row
@CanadaGoose: lol last year in general is impossible. for sure we are going to see more WaitList movement than usual (at least that is what I tell myself) with all of these schools shooting their shot way too high lol
@NotTodaySatan: Gotta shoot your shot
aim high kings and queens
don't settle
thats why I said eff it and applied to Harvard and Stanford... fully aware im getting the dong lol
DontPay4LawSchool
12:37
Maybe just maybe schools are gonna push themselves up to seat deposit deadline and quickly realize many applicants will not be attending and then panic admit a ton of median candidates
Please check my profile if you wanna see delusional shot shooting
first gen prof URM 5-9 yrs WE? Nah you got this homie
im not even shooting from halfcourt im outside the arena
12:37
I just went UR2 at WFU. Wave might be coming.
12:37
A lot going against GULC too. WashU in the distance buying elite students left and right. Those would be HYS enrollees, and those schools in turn have to fill those slots. They will, but this stuff trickles down.
@highhopeslowgpa: my sun 3 gpa is right there with you haha
@highhopeslowgpa: UCLA will take you count on it
computer stuff? Sexy AF
I think Northwestern should get kicked out of the T14 for not existing, then GULC and UCLA both get those spots
admitting median candidates what a novel idea lol
@ThreePlantLemming: Fire LSAT score though! I believe in u
if only it were true :(
12:39
BC update: they are currently understaffed and don't have a firm date when they will release decisions. They also said we should expect some to come-in today but it's not guaranteed. Basically, they didn't say shit.
BanannaTravel
12:39
woooooah yale
DontPay4LawSchool
12:39
I think the fact we are seeing so many 75th median applicants to schools is because of the mayhem of last year and people playing it safe. This gives these schools a false sense of the ability to inflate medians another year in a row. In reality, these 75th median candidates will attend a better school and leave the other schools in the dust wondering what happened
@OneMillionTrout: haha I hope adcomms are as interested
@MrVet2020: thank u so much you're amazing
@MrVet2020: maybe they can let their surplus of students help
12:39
They probably fired a lot of people between today and yesterday lol. Because yesterday they were way more confident about the release of decisions.
I wonder if Adcomms knows its a problem and is ignoring it, or straight up doesn't know
Are these OSU's from today?