Harvard Law School

The law school of Harvard University, known as Harvard Law School, is a Private, 4 years school in Cambridge, MA. Total 1,993 students are attending the law school and 494 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 173 and the average GPA is 3.89. The law school tuition & fees at Harvard Law School is $67,081.

  • LSAT Average: 173
  • Law School Tuition & Fees: $67,081
  • Law School Acceptance Rate: 12.49%
  • Law School Student Population: 1,993

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 7,333 students have applied to Harvard Law School. Among them, 916 students have accepted to admit and 494 have enrolled into Harvard Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 12.49% and the yield is 54%. The acceptance rate of Harvard Law School is lower than the acceptance rate of Massachusetts law schools, as well as that of all law schools in United States.
Next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Harvard Law School.
2020-2021 Admission Statistics
Harvard Law School
Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants7,33326,297375,348
Admitted9168,724132,806
Enrolled4942,10237,159
Acceptance Rate12.49%45.12%45.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)53.93%25.35%31.58%

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 173 and the average GPA is 3.89 at Harvard Law School. The LSAT score of Harvard Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of Massachusetts 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
Harvard Law School
Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile170155152
50th percentile173158156
75th percentile175161158
2020-2021 GPA distribution
Harvard Law School
Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.793.263.18
50th percentile3.893.513.45
75th percentile3.963.703.66

2020 Harvard Law School Tuition & Fees

The 2020 tuition & fees at Harvard Law School is $67,081 for law school students.The average living costs is $20,875 when a student lives on campus (i.e. dormitory or campus owned apartments).
The average tuition & fees of Massachusetts law schools is $49,274 for Massachusettsresidents and $49,831 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 Harvard Law School is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Massachusetts law schools, as well as that of all law schools in United States.
2020-2021 Law School Tuition & Fees
Harvard Law School
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,978$67,081
Average Tuition & fees (not law school)
Undergraduate$50,420$51,925
Graduate$47,562$49,214
Living Costs
On-Campus Living$20,230$20,875

Harvard Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,993 students enrolled to Harvard Law School. Among them 1,740 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 253 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 494 students newly joined to to Harvard Law School. By gender, there are 277 men , 284 women, and 3 other/unknown gender first-time students at Harvard Law School. All students enrolled as full-time status at Harvard Law School.
2020-2021 Student Population
Harvard Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment1,9931,993
JD Enrollment1,7371,740
Non-JD Enrollment256253
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020-2021 First-year Student Population
Harvard Law School
20192020
Total484494
Men285277
Women279284
Other23

Harvard Law School Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 98.93% where 561 students took the exam and 555 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Massachusetts law schools (79.01%).
2020-2021 Bar Exam Pass Rate
Harvard Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates589598
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total572561
New Graduates544544
Prior Year Graduates2816
Early Takers01
No Exam Takers1214
Exam Passer552555
Exam Pass Rate96.5%98.93%
Massachusetts Pass Rate75.6%79.01%

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