Berkeley School of Law - University of California-Berkeley Overview

Founded in 1894, Berkeley School of Law - University of California-Berkeley is a Public located in Berkeley, CA. Berkeley School of Law is ranked 14th in Best Law Schools, 4th in Public Law Schools. Next statements briefly introduces Berkeley School of Law with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Berkeley School of Law is 168 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Berkeley School of Law is 3.81 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Berkeley School of Law is $55,316 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Berkeley School of Law is 19.68% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 1,280 law school students have enrolled to Berkeley School of Law.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Berkeley School of Law is 90.37% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Berkeley School of Law - University of California-Berkeley is $51,987 for California residents and $55,316 for out-of-state students. The law school tuition has increased by 3.89% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $14,312 for California residents and $44,066 for out-of-state students. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $14,245 for California residents and $29,347 for out-of-state students
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $24,253 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $20,130 when a student lives off campus.

Berkeley School of Law 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Berkeley School of Law 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
California ResidentsOut-of-StateCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
Law School Tuition & Fees$49,295$53,246$51,987$55,316
Undergraduate Program$14,184$43,176$14,253$44,007
Graduate Program$14,131$29,233$14,187$29,289
On-campus Living Costs$23,033$24,253
Off-campus Living Costs$19,263$20,130

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Berkeley School of Law is 168. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Berkeley School of Law is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.81 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Berkeley School of Law 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile170170
50th Percentile168168
25th Percentile165165
GPA
75th Percentile3.93.9
50th Percentile3.83.81
25th Percentile3.643.7

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Berkeley School of Law is 19.68% where 5,843 applicants have applied to and 1,150 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Berkeley School of Law is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 45.03%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 26.70% where 307 students finally enrolled out of 1,150 admitted students. The yield Berkeley School of Law is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Berkeley School of Law2020 Admission Statistics Table

Berkeley School of Law 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants6,0195,843
Admitted1,1851,150
Enrolled301307
Acceptance Rate19.69%19.68%
Yield25.40%26.70%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,280 law school students have enrolled to Berkeley School of Law. 986 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 294 students enrolled in Non-JD program. For Non-JD program students, 30 students have enrolled through distance learning.
327 first-time students have enrolled in Berkeley School of Law. By gender, 128 male , 198 female, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Berkeley School of Law. With 20 pre-admitted students, there are 327 first-time law school Students at Berkeley School of Law.

Berkeley School of Law2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Berkeley School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment1,4191,280
JD Enrollment976986
Non-JD Enrollment443294
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)030
2020 First-year Student Population Berkeley School of Law
20192020
Total313327
Men131128
Women182198
Other01

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Berkeley School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 90.37% - 322 students have taken and 291 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than California average bar exam pass rate (71.88%).

Berkeley School of Law Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Berkeley School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates307330
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total301322
New Graduates291311
Prior Year Graduates1011
Early Exam Takers00
No Exam Takers913
Exam Passer273291
Exam Pass Rate90.7%90.37%
California Pass Rate65.37%71.88%
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