Columbia Law School - Columbia University in the City of New York Overview

Founded in 1858, Columbia Law School - Columbia University in the City of New York is a Private (not-for-profit) located in New York, NY. Columbia Law School is ranked 4th in Best Law Schools, 3rd in Highest LSAT Scores, 6th in Lowest Acceptance Rate, 6th in Largest Law Schools. Next statements briefly introduces Columbia Law School with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Columbia Law School is 172 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Columbia Law School is 3.8 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Columbia Law School is $72,360 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Columbia Law School is 15.86% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 1,571 law school students have enrolled to Columbia Law School.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Columbia Law School is 95.11% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Columbia Law School - Columbia University in the City of New York is $72,360. The law school tuition has increased by 3.50% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $60,532. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $51,194.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $16,670 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $23,175 when a student lives off campus.

Columbia Law School 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Columbia Law School 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$69,916$72,360
Undergraduate Program$53,425$60,578
Graduate Program$48,390$49,968
On-campus Living Costs$16,156$16,670
Off-campus Living Costs$22,770$23,175

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Columbia Law School is 172. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Columbia Law School is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.8 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Columbia Law School 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile174173
50th Percentile172172
25th Percentile170169
GPA
75th Percentile3.843.89
50th Percentile3.753.8
25th Percentile3.633.69

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Columbia Law School is 15.86% where 7,193 applicants have applied to and 1,141 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Columbia Law School 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 28.83% where 329 students finally enrolled out of 1,141 admitted students. The yield Columbia Law School is average compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Columbia Law School2020 Admission Statistics Table

Columbia Law School 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants6,9577,193
Admitted1,1681,141
Enrolled395329
Acceptance Rate16.79%15.86%
Yield33.82%28.83%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,571 law school students have enrolled to Columbia Law School. 1,244 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 327 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
364 first-time students have enrolled in Columbia Law School. By gender, 193 male , 169 female, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Columbia Law School. With 35 pre-admitted students, there are 364 first-time law school Students at Columbia Law School.

Columbia Law School2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Columbia Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment1,5791,571
JD Enrollment1,2681,244
Non-JD Enrollment311327
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020 First-year Student Population Columbia Law School
20192020
Total412364
Men216193
Women196169
Other02

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Columbia Law School, the bar exam pass rate is 95.11% - 430 students have taken and 409 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than New York average bar exam pass rate (81.48%).

Columbia Law School Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Columbia Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates447424
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total440430
New Graduates437416
Prior Year Graduates35
Early Exam Takers09
No Exam Takers108
Exam Passer428409
Exam Pass Rate97.28%95.11%
New York Pass Rate79.16%81.48%
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