Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School, the law school of Columbia University in the City of New York, is a Private, 4 years school located in New York, NY. Total 1,571 students are attending the school and 329 students newly enrolled for academic year 2019-2020. Its average LSAT score from enrolled students is 172 and the average GPA is 3.8. The tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $72,360 and the acceptance rate is 15.86%.

  • LSAT Average: 172
  • Tuition & Fees: $72,360
  • Acceptance Rate: 15.86%
  • Student Population: 1,571

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-2020, total 7,193 students have applied to Columbia Law School. Among them, 1,141 students have accepted to admit and 329 have enrolled into Columbia Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 15.86% and the yield is 29%. Next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Columbia Law School.
2019-2020 Admission Statistics
Columbia Law School
20192020
Applicants6,9577,193
Admitted1,1681,141
Enrolled395329
Acceptance Rate16.79%15.86%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)33.82%28.83%

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 172 and the average GPA is 3.8 at Columbia Law School. 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.
2019-2020 LSAT scores distribution
Columbia Law School
20192020
25th percentile170169
50th percentile172172
75th percentile174173
2019-2020 GPA distribution
Columbia Law School
20192020
25th percentile3.633.69
50th percentile3.753.8
75th percentile3.843.89

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $72,360 for law school students.The average living costs is $16,670 when a student lives on campus (i.e. dormitory or campus owned apartments) and $16,670 when a student lives off campus.
2019-2020 Tuition & Fees
Columbia Law School
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$69,916$72,360
Average Tuition & fees (not law school)
Undergraduate$53,425$60,578
Graduate$48,390$49,968
Living Costs
On-Campus Living$16,156$16,670
Off-Campus Living$22,770$23,175

Columbia Law School Student Population

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,571 students enrolled to Columbia Law School. Among them 1,244 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 327 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 329 students newly joined to Columbia Law School. By gender, there are 193 men , 169 women, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students at Columbia Law School. All students enrolled as full-time status at Columbia Law School.
2019-2020 Student Population
Columbia Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment1,5791,571
JD Enrollment1,2681,244
Non-JD Enrollment311327
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2019-2020 First-year Student Population
Columbia Law School
20192020
Total395329
Men216193
Women196169
Other02

Columbia Law School Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 95.11% where 430 students took the exam and 409 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than New York average rate (81.48%).
2019-2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate
Columbia Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates447424
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total440430
New Graduates437416
Prior Year Graduates35
Early Takers09
No Exam Takers108
Exam Passer428409
Exam Pass Rate97.28%95.11%
New York Pass Rate79.16%81.48%
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020