Yale Law School

The law school of Yale University, known as Yale Law School, is a Private, 4 years school in New Haven, CT. Total 734 students are attending the law school and 150 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 174 and the average GPA is 3.94. The law school tuition & fees at Yale Law School is $71,425.

  • LSAT Average: 174
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $71,425
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.12%
  • Student Population: 734
  • First-Year Student: 150

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Yale Law School is $71,425 for law school students. The tuition increased by 2.87% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $20,740 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 Connecticut is $49,285 for Connecticut residents and $56,429 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 Yale Law School is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Connecticut law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Yale Law School tuition & fees and compare it to the Connecticut 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
Yale Law School$66,128$69,433$71,425
Connecticut Law Schools$56,429$56,429-
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 3.94 at Yale Law School.
The LSAT score of Yale Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of Connecticut law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Yale Law School is higher than the average LSAT score of Connecticut 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
Yale Law SchoolConnecticut Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile171159155
50th percentile174162158
75th percentile177165161
GPA distribution
Yale Law SchoolConnecticut Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.883.453.27
50th percentile3.943.653.55
75th percentile3.993.813.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 5,194 students have applied to Yale Law School. Among them, 214 students have accepted to admit and 150 have enrolled into Yale Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 4.12% and the yield is 70%.
The acceptance rate of Yale Law School is lower than the acceptance rate of Connecticut law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Yale Law School.
Admission Statistics
Yale Law SchoolConnecticut Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants5,1948,054472,661
Admitted2141,365133,801
Enrolled15042039,745
Acceptance Rate4.12%30.44%39.89%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)70.09%39.37%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 734 students enrolled to Yale Law School. Among them 636 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 98 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 150 students newly joined to to Yale Law School. By gender, there are 97 men , 105 women, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students at Yale Law School. All students enrolled as full-time status at Yale Law School.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment724734
JD Enrollment630636
Non-JD Enrollment9498
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total184150
Men9697
Women113105
Other31

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 98.91% where 183 students took the exam and 181 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Connecticut law schools (79.54%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates212203
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total214183
New Graduates193156
Prior Year Graduates1918
Early Takers29
No Exam Takers1938
Exam Passer206181
Exam Pass Rate96.26%98.91%
Connecticut Pass Rate77.38%79.54%

Law Schools in Connecticut

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