Harvard Law School Overview

Founded in 1817, Harvard Law School is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard Law School is ranked 3rd in Best Law Schools, 2nd in Highest LSAT Scores, 3rd in Lowest Acceptance Rate, 3rd in Largest Law Schools. Next statements briefly introduces Harvard Law School with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Harvard Law School is 173 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Harvard Law School is 3.89 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Harvard Law School is $67,081 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Harvard Law School is 12.49% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 1,993 law school students have enrolled to Harvard Law School.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Harvard Law School is 98.93% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Harvard Law School is $67,081. The law school tuition has increased by 3.24% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $53,968. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $50,654.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $20,875 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment).

Harvard Law School 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Harvard Law School 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,978$67,081
Undergraduate Program$50,420$51,925
Graduate Program$47,562$49,214
On-campus Living Costs$20,230$20,875

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Harvard Law School is 173. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Harvard Law School is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.89 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Harvard Law School 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile175175
50th Percentile173173
25th Percentile170170
GPA
75th Percentile3.973.96
50th Percentile3.93.89
25th Percentile3.83.79

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Harvard Law School is 12.49% where 7,333 applicants have applied to and 916 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Harvard 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 53.93% where 494 students finally enrolled out of 916 admitted students. The yield Harvard Law School is much higher (highly eager to enroll) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Harvard Law School2020 Admission Statistics Table

Harvard Law School 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants7,5517,333
Admitted971916
Enrolled484494
Acceptance Rate12.86%12.49%
Yield49.85%53.93%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,993 law school students have enrolled to Harvard Law School. 1,740 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 253 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
564 first-time students have enrolled in Harvard Law School. By gender, 277 male , 284 female, and 3 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Harvard Law School. With 70 pre-admitted students, there are 564 first-time law school Students at Harvard Law School.

Harvard Law School2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Harvard Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment1,9931,993
JD Enrollment1,7371,740
Non-JD Enrollment256253
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020 First-year Student Population Harvard Law School
20192020
Total566564
Men285277
Women279284
Other23

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Harvard Law School, the bar exam pass rate is 98.93% - 561 students have taken and 555 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than Massachusetts average bar exam pass rate (79.01%).

Harvard Law School Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Harvard Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates589598
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total572561
New Graduates544544
Prior Year Graduates2816
Early Exam Takers01
No Exam Takers1214
Exam Passer552555
Exam Pass Rate96.5%98.93%
Massachusetts Pass Rate75.6%79.01%
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