Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School, the law school of Columbia University in the City of New York, is a Private (not-for-profit) school located in New York, NY. Total 1,748 students are attending the school and 363 students newly enrolled for year 2024. Its average LSAT score from enrolled students is 173 and the average GPA is 3.90. The tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $81,292 and the acceptance rate is 12.23%.

  • LSAT Average: 173
  • Tuition & Fees: $81,292
  • Acceptance Rate: 12.23%
  • Student Population: 1,748

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

In 2024, total 7,754 students have applied to Columbia Law School. Among them, 948 students have accepted to admit and 363 have enrolled into Columbia Law SchoolThe acceptance rate is 12.23% and the yield is 38%. Next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Columbia Law School.
2024 Admission Statistics
Columbia Law School
Numbers / Rate
Acceptance Rate12.23%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)38.29%

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 173 and the average GPA is 3.9 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.
2024 LSAT scores distribution
Columbia Law School
25th percentile169
50th percentile173
75th percentile175
2024 GPA distribution
Columbia Law School
25th percentile3.81
50th percentile3.9
75th percentile3.97

2024 Tuition & Fees

The 2024 tuition & fees at Columbia Law School is $81,292 for prospective students. The average living costs is $32,419 including room & board, books & supplies, and other personal expenses.
Last year, 62.34% of law school students received grants and/or Scholarships and the average aid amount is $30,000. After receiving the finacial aid, the total cost of attendance (COA) is down to $83,711.
2024 Tuition & Fees
Columbia Law School
Tuition & Fees$81,292
Avg. Grants / Scholarships$30,000
Room & Board$25,797
Books & Supplies$1,577
Personal Expenses$5,045

Columbia Law School Student Population

In 2024, total 1,748 students enrolled to Columbia Law School. Among them 1,410 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 338 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 363 students newly joined to Columbia Law School. By gender, there are 189 men , 205 women, and 7 other/unknown gender first-time students at Columbia Law School. All students enrolled as full-time status at Columbia Law School.
2024 Student Population
Columbia Law School
Total Enrollment1,748
JD Enrollment1,410
Non-JD Enrollment338
2024 First-year Student Population
Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 93.72% where 412 students took the exam and 393 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than New York average rate (81.62%).
2024 Bar Exam Pass Rate
Columbia Law School
Headcounts / Rate
Number of Graduates426
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total412
New Graduates391
Prior Year Graduates9
Early Takers12
No Exam Takers6
Exam Passer393
Exam Pass Rate93.72%
New York Pass Rate81.62%

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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023