Cornell Law School Overview

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Ithaca, NY. Cornell Law School is ranked 16th in Best Law Schools, 4th in Expensive Law School Tuition. Next statements briefly introduces Cornell Law School with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Cornell Law School is 168 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Cornell Law School is 3.81 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Cornell Law School is $68,270 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Cornell Law School is 21.33% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 753 law school students have enrolled to Cornell Law School.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Cornell Law School is 93.79% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Cornell Law School is $68,270. The law school tuition has increased by 4.17% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $59,282. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $30,042.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $18,066 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $18,066 when a student lives off campus.

Cornell Law School 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Cornell Law School 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$65,540$68,270
Undergraduate Program$55,188$57,222
Graduate Program$29,584$30,022
On-campus Living Costs$17,566$18,066
Off-campus Living Costs$17,566$18,066

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Cornell Law School is 168. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Cornell Law School 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

Cornell Law School 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile168169
50th Percentile167168
25th Percentile164165
GPA
75th Percentile3.893.91
50th Percentile3.823.81
25th Percentile3.733.71

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Cornell Law School is 21.33% where 4,098 applicants have applied to and 874 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Cornell Law School 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 22.08% where 193 students finally enrolled out of 874 admitted students. The yield Cornell Law School is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Cornell Law School2020 Admission Statistics Table

Cornell Law School 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants4,1264,098
Admitted872874
Enrolled186193
Acceptance Rate21.13%21.33%
Yield21.33%22.08%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 753 law school students have enrolled to Cornell Law School. 603 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 150 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
198 first-time students have enrolled in Cornell Law School. By gender, 97 male and 101 female first-time students newly enrolled in Cornell Law School. With 5 pre-admitted students, there are 198 first-time law school Students at Cornell Law School.

Cornell Law School2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Cornell Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment768753
JD Enrollment621603
Non-JD Enrollment147150
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020 First-year Student Population Cornell Law School
20192020
Total195198
Men10997
Women86101

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Cornell Law School, the bar exam pass rate is 93.79% - 193 students have taken and 181 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than New York average bar exam pass rate (81.97%).

Cornell Law School Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Cornell Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates195187
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total189193
New Graduates188180
Prior Year Graduates16
Early Exam Takers07
No Exam Takers77
Exam Passer177181
Exam Pass Rate93.65%93.79%
New York Pass Rate78.59%81.97%
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