City University of New York School of Law

The law school of CUNY School of Law, known as City University of New York School of Law, is a Public, 4 years school in Long Island City, NY. Total 696 students are attending the law school and 208 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 155 and the average GPA is 3.46. The law school tuition & fees at City University of New York School of Law is $26,204.

  • LSAT Average: 155
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $26,204
  • Acceptance Rate: 29.63%
  • Student Population: 696
  • First-Year Student: 208

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at City University of New York School of Law is $16,014 for New York residents and $26,204 for out-of-state students. The tuition has not been increased to the same amount as last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in New York is $54,845 for New York residents and $55,797 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of City University of New York School of Law is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of New York law schools.
The next table shows the City University of New York School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the New York law schools and all U.S. Law schools. The 2023 statistics for comparison is not available yet due to the lack of data.
Law School Tuition & Fees
202120222023
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
City University of New York School of Law$16,014$26,204$16,014$26,204$16,014$26,204
New York Law Schools$54,845$55,797 $54,845$55,797-
All U.S. Law Schools$38,035$43,389 $37,935$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 155 and the average GPA is 3.46 at City University of New York School of Law.
The LSAT score of City University of New York School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of New York law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of City University of New York School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of New York law schools.
The next table shows the submitted LSAT scores and GPA by 25th/50th/75th percentile and full-time/part-time status and compare each score to last year scores.
LSAT scores distribution
City University of New York School of LawNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile152150157155
50th percentile156153160158
75th percentile160157163161
GPA distribution
City University of New York School of LawNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile3.233.063.353.27
50th percentile3.483.363.573.54
75th percentile3.663.63.753.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,998 students have applied to City University of New York School of Law. Among them, 592 students have accepted to admit and 208 have enrolled into City University of New York School of LawThe acceptance rate is 29.63% and the yield is 35%.
The acceptance rate of City University of New York School of Law is lower than the acceptance rate of New York law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at City University of New York School of Law.
Admission Statistics
City University of New York School of LawNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants1,99861,865475,703
Admitted59215,968135,643
Enrolled2084,51540,338
Acceptance Rate29.63%33.83%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)35.14%29.07%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 696 students enrolled to City University of New York School of Law. All students enrolled in JD(Juris Doctor Degree) program .
For the first class, 208 students newly joined to to City University of New York School of Law. By gender, there are 64 men , 153 women, and 4 other/unknown gender first-time students at City University of New York School of Law. By attending status, 161 students enrolled as full-time and 60 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment622696
JD Enrollment622696
Non-JD Enrollment00
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total21114370 20815760
Men934926 804222
Women1389444 15311538
Other862 440

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 65.94% where 138 students took the exam and 91 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of New York law schools (85.74%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates165147
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total160138
New Graduates153125
Prior Year Graduates47
Early Takers36
No Exam Takers1216
Exam Passer12091
Exam Pass Rate75%65.94%
New York Pass Rate83.44%85.74%

Law Schools in New York

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