Boston University School of Law Overview

Founded in 1872, Boston University School of Law is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Boston, MA. Boston University School of Law is ranked 21st in Best Law Schools. Next statements briefly introduces Boston University School of Law with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Boston University School of Law is 166 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Boston University School of Law is 3.78 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Boston University School of Law is $56,982 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Boston University School of Law is 23.14% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 1,122 law school students have enrolled to Boston University School of Law.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Boston University School of Law is 91.60% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Boston University School of Law is $56,982. The law school tuition has increased by 3.46% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $58,072. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $57,666.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $18,110 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $17,670 when a student lives off campus.

Boston University School of Law 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Boston University School of Law 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$55,076$56,982
Undergraduate Program$53,948$55,892
Graduate Program$53,572$55,502
On-campus Living Costs$17,670$18,110
Off-campus Living Costs$17,670$17,670

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Boston University School of Law is 166. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Boston University School of Law is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.78 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Boston University School of Law 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile167168
50th Percentile166166
25th Percentile160161
GPA
75th Percentile3.843.86
50th Percentile3.743.78
25th Percentile3.493.56

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Boston University School of Law is 23.14% where 5,812 applicants have applied to and 1,345 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Boston University School of Law is lower (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 16.58% where 223 students finally enrolled out of 1,345 admitted students. The yield Boston University School of Law is much lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Boston University School of Law2020 Admission Statistics Table

Boston University School of Law 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants5,8765,812
Admitted1,5201,345
Enrolled280223
Acceptance Rate25.87%23.14%
Yield18.42%16.58%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,122 law school students have enrolled to Boston University School of Law. 742 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 380 students enrolled in Non-JD program. For Non-JD program students, 106 students have enrolled through distance learning.
231 first-time students have enrolled in Boston University School of Law. By gender, 107 male and 124 female first-time students newly enrolled in Boston University School of Law. With 8 pre-admitted students, there are 231 first-time law school Students at Boston University School of Law.

Boston University School of Law2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Boston University School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment1,1651,122
JD Enrollment769742
Non-JD Enrollment396380
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)116106
2020 First-year Student Population Boston University School of Law
20192020
Total284231
Men104107
Women180124

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Boston University School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 91.6% - 250 students have taken and 229 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than Massachusetts average bar exam pass rate (80.73%).

Boston University School of Law Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Boston University School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates227254
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total224250
New Graduates218245
Prior Year Graduates65
Early Exam Takers00
No Exam Takers99
Exam Passer205229
Exam Pass Rate91.52%91.6%
Massachusetts Pass Rate77.15%80.73%
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