Columbus School of Law

The law school of The Catholic University of America, known as Columbus School of Law, is a Private, 4 years school in Washington, DC. Total 415 students are attending the law school and 159 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 158 and the average GPA is 3.50. The law school tuition & fees at Columbus School of Law is $58,685.

  • LSAT Average: 158
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $58,685
  • LLM Tuition & Fees: $56,490
  • Acceptance Rate: 39.72%
  • Student Population: 415
  • First-Year Student: 159

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Columbus School of Law is $58,685 for law school students. The tuition increased by 5.53% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $22,100 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 District of Columbia is $47,765 for District of Columbia residents and $49,787 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 Columbus School of Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of District of Columbia law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Columbus School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the District of Columbia 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
Columbus School of Law$53,790$55,610$58,685
District of Columbia Law Schools$49,787$49,787-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 158 and the average GPA is 3.5 at Columbus School of Law.
The LSAT score of Columbus School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of District of Columbia law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Columbus School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of District of Columbia 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
Columbus School of LawDistrict of Columbia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile155153157155
50th percentile158157160158
75th percentile160160163161
GPA distribution
Columbus School of LawDistrict of Columbia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile3.373.143.323.27
50th percentile3.513.413.553.54
75th percentile3.683.663.713.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,493 students have applied to Columbus School of Law. Among them, 593 students have accepted to admit and 159 have enrolled into Columbus School of LawThe acceptance rate is 39.72% and the yield is 27%.
The acceptance rate of Columbus School of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of District of Columbia law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Columbus School of Law.
Admission Statistics
Columbus School of LawDistrict of Columbia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants1,49335,972475,703
Admitted5937,426135,643
Enrolled1591,78640,338
Acceptance Rate39.72%28.13%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.81%25.70%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 415 students enrolled to Columbus School of Law. Among them 406 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 9 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 159 students newly joined to to Columbus School of Law. By gender, there are 64 men and 97 women first-time students at Columbus School of Law. By attending status, 122 students enrolled as full-time and 39 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment412415
JD Enrollment400406
Non-JD Enrollment129
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total15511441 15912239
Men694517 674618
Women936924 977621

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 88.6% where 79 students took the exam and 70 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of District of Columbia law schools (76.65%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates10496
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total10179
New Graduates9474
Prior Year Graduates75
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers817
Exam Passer8170
Exam Pass Rate80.2%88.6%
District of Columbia Pass Rate74.1%76.65%

Law Schools in District of Columbia

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