Harvard Law School

The law school of Harvard University, known as Harvard Law School, is a Private, 4 years school in Cambridge, MA. Total 1,907 students are attending the law school and 370 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 174 and the average GPA is 3.92. The law school tuition & fees at Harvard Law School is $71,734.

  • LSAT Average: 174
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $71,734
  • LLM Tuition & Fees: $70,430
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.90%
  • Student Population: 1,907
  • First-Year Student: 370

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Harvard Law School is $71,734 for law school students. The tuition increased by 4.02% compared to last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Massachusetts is $49,274 for Massachusetts residents and $49,831 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 Harvard Law School is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Massachusetts law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Harvard Law School tuition & fees and compare it to the Massachusetts 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
Harvard Law School$67,081$68,962$71,734
Massachusetts Law Schools$49,831$49,831-
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 3.92 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 all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Harvard Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of Massachusetts 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
Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile170156155
50th percentile174160158
75th percentile176163161
GPA distribution
Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.823.323.27
50th percentile3.923.583.55
75th percentile3.983.753.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 9,933 students have applied to Harvard Law School. Among them, 685 students have accepted to admit and 370 have enrolled into Harvard Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 6.90% 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 all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Harvard Law School.
Admission Statistics
Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants9,93335,806472,661
Admitted6859,108133,801
Enrolled3702,32439,745
Acceptance Rate6.90%39.70%39.89%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)54.01%27.55%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,907 students enrolled to Harvard Law School. Among them 1,747 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 160 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 370 students newly joined to to Harvard Law School. By gender, there are 257 men , 305 women, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students at Harvard Law School. All students enrolled as full-time status at Harvard Law School.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment1,9931,907
JD Enrollment1,7401,747
Non-JD Enrollment253160
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total494370
Men277257
Women284305
Other31

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 98.91% where 460 students took the exam and 455 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Massachusetts law schools (81.42%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates598570
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total561460
New Graduates544448
Prior Year Graduates1612
Early Takers10
No Exam Takers1452
Exam Passer555455
Exam Pass Rate98.93%98.91%
Massachusetts Pass Rate79.01%81.42%

Law Schools in Massachusetts

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