Hastings College of the Law

The law school of University of California-Hastings College of Law, known as Hastings College of the Law, is a Public, 4 years school in San Francisco, CA. Total 1,124 students are attending the law school and 384 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 160 and the average GPA is 3.52. The law school tuition & fees at Hastings College of the Law is $52,454.

  • LSAT Average: 160
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $52,454
  • LLM Tuition & Fees: $48,742
  • Acceptance Rate: 28.04%
  • Student Population: 1,124
  • First-Year Student: 384

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Hastings College of the Law is $46,034 for California residents and $52,454 for out-of-state students. The tuition has not been increased to the same amount as last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in California is $49,777 for California residents and $51,474 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 Hastings College of the Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of California law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Hastings College of the Law tuition & fees and compare it to the California 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
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Hastings College of the Law$49,758$49,758$49,930$55,930$46,034$52,454
California Law Schools$47,529$49,057 $49,777$51,474-
All U.S. Law Schools$38,035$43,389 $37,935$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 160 and the average GPA is 3.52 at Hastings College of the Law.
The LSAT score of Hastings College of the Law is lower than the average LSAT score of California law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Hastings College of the Law is lower than the average LSAT score of California 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
Hastings College of the LawCalifornia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile157157155
50th percentile160161158
75th percentile162163161
GPA distribution
Hastings College of the LawCalifornia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.33.303.27
50th percentile3.523.563.54
75th percentile3.693.723.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 4,415 students have applied to Hastings College of the Law. Among them, 1,238 students have accepted to admit and 384 have enrolled into Hastings College of the LawThe acceptance rate is 28.04% and the yield is 31%.
The acceptance rate of Hastings College of the Law is lower than the acceptance rate of California law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Hastings College of the Law.
Admission Statistics
Hastings College of the LawCalifornia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants4,41565,607475,703
Admitted1,23816,123135,643
Enrolled3844,18840,338
Acceptance Rate28.04%32.75%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.02%27.00%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,124 students enrolled to Hastings College of the Law. Among them 1,087 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 37 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 384 students newly joined to to Hastings College of the Law. By gender, there are 169 men , 234 women, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students at Hastings College of the Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Hastings College of the Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment1,0061,124
JD Enrollment9451,087
Non-JD Enrollment6137
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)33-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total340384
Men138169
Women207234
Other12

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 85.02% where 267 students took the exam and 227 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of California law schools (77.95%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates316294
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total301267
New Graduates285250
Prior Year Graduates1617
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers163
Exam Passer240227
Exam Pass Rate79.74%85.02%
California Pass Rate70%77.95%

Law Schools in California

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