Columbia Law School

The law school of Columbia University in the City of New York, known as Columbia Law School, is a Private, 4 years school in New York, NY. Total 1,520 students are attending the law school and 433 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 174 and the average GPA is 3.84. The law school tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $76,088.

  • LSAT Average: 174
  • 2022 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $76,088
  • LLM Tuition & Fees: $76,088
  • Acceptance Rate: 11.42%
  • Student Population: 1,520
  • First-Year Student: 433

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

The 2021-2022 tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $76,088 for law school students. The tuition increased by 5.15% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $21,240 including costs for room & boards, transportation, and other personal expenses. The living costs does not include the fees for health insurance.
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 $38,162 for State residents and $43,641 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of Columbia Law School is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of New York law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Columbia Law School tuition & fees and compare it to the New York law schools and all U.S. Law schools.
Law School Tuition & Fees
20212022
Columbia Law School$72,360$76,088
New York Law Schools$55,797$55,797
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,641

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 174 and the average GPA is 3.84 at Columbia Law School.
The LSAT score of Columbia Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of New York law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Columbia Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of New York law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
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
Columbia Law SchoolNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile172157155
50th percentile174160158
75th percentile176163161
GPA distribution
Columbia Law SchoolNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.753.353.27
50th percentile3.843.573.55
75th percentile3.923.753.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 9,612 students have applied to Columbia Law School. Among them, 1,098 students have accepted to admit and 433 have enrolled into Columbia Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 11.42% and the yield is 39%.
The acceptance rate of Columbia Law School 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 Columbia Law School.
Admission Statistics
Columbia Law SchoolNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants9,61261,865472,661
Admitted1,09815,968133,801
Enrolled4334,51539,745
Acceptance Rate11.42%33.83%39.89%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)39.44%29.07%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,520 students enrolled to Columbia Law School. Among them 1,293 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 227 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 433 students newly joined to to Columbia Law School. By gender, there are 240 men , 230 women, and 9 other/unknown gender first-time students at Columbia Law School. All students enrolled as full-time status at Columbia Law School.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment1,5711,520
JD Enrollment1,2441,293
Non-JD Enrollment327227
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total329433
Men193240
Women169230
Other29

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 96.36% where 412 students took the exam and 397 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of New York law schools (0%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates424427
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total430412
New Graduates416402
Prior Year Graduates53
Early Takers97
No Exam Takers818
Exam Passer409397
Exam Pass Rate95.11%96.36%
New York Pass Rate81.48%0%

Law Schools in New York

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