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 1,571 students are attending the law school and 329 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 172 and the average GPA is 3.8. The law school tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $72,360.

  • LSAT Average: 172
  • Law School Tuition & Fees: $72,360
  • Law School Acceptance Rate: 15.86%
  • Law School Student Population: 1,571

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 7,193 students have applied to Columbia Law School. Among them, 1,141 students have accepted to admit and 329 have enrolled into Columbia Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 15.86% and the yield is 29%. The acceptance rate of Columbia Law School is lower than the acceptance rate of New York law schools, as well as that of all law schools in United States.
Next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Columbia Law School.
2020-2021 Admission Statistics
Columbia Law School
Columbia Law SchoolNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants7,19348,077375,348
Admitted1,14116,276132,806
Enrolled3294,18237,159
Acceptance Rate15.86%40.58%45.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.83%26.68%31.58%

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 172 and the average GPA is 3.8 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 that of all law schools in United States.
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.
2020-2021 LSAT scores distribution
Columbia Law School
Columbia Law SchoolNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile169155152
50th percentile172158156
75th percentile173160158
2020-2021 GPA distribution
Columbia Law School
Columbia Law SchoolNew York Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.693.263.18
50th percentile3.83.503.45
75th percentile3.893.703.66

2020 Columbia Law School Tuition & Fees

The 2020 tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $72,360 for law school students.The average living costs is $16,670 when a student lives on campus (i.e. dormitory or campus owned apartments) and $16,670 when a student lives off campus.
The average tuition & fees of New York law schools is $54,845 for New Yorkresidents and $55,797 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $38,079 for State residents and $43,393 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 that of all law schools in United States.
2020-2021 Law School Tuition & Fees
Columbia Law School
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$69,916$72,360
Average Tuition & fees (not law school)
Undergraduate$53,425$60,578
Graduate$48,390$49,968
Living Costs
On-Campus Living$16,156$16,670
Off-Campus Living$22,770$23,175

Columbia Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,571 students enrolled to Columbia Law School. Among them 1,244 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 327 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 329 students newly joined to to Columbia Law School. By gender, there are 193 men , 169 women, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students at Columbia Law School. All students enrolled as full-time status at Columbia Law School.
2020-2021 Student Population
Columbia Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment1,5791,571
JD Enrollment1,2681,244
Non-JD Enrollment311327
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020-2021 First-year Student Population
Columbia Law School
20192020
Total395329
Men216193
Women196169
Other02

Columbia Law School Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 95.11% where 430 students took the exam and 409 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of New York law schools (81.48%).
2020-2021 Bar Exam Pass Rate
Columbia Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates447424
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total440430
New Graduates437416
Prior Year Graduates35
Early Takers09
No Exam Takers108
Exam Passer428409
Exam Pass Rate97.28%95.11%
New York Pass Rate79.16%81.48%

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