Yale Law School Overview

Founded in 1843, Yale Law School is a Private (not-for-profit) located in New Haven, CT. Yale Law School is ranked 1st in Best Law Schools, 1st in Highest LSAT Scores, 1st in Lowest Acceptance Rate. Next statements briefly introduces Yale Law School with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Yale Law School is 173 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Yale Law School is 3.93 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Yale Law School is $66,128 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Yale Law School is 8.22% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 724 law school students have enrolled to Yale Law School.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Yale Law School is 96.26% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Yale Law School is $66,128. The law school tuition has increased by 2.90% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $57,700. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $44,500.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $20,095 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment).

Yale Law School 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Yale Law School 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,267$66,128
Undergraduate Program$53,430$55,500
Graduate Program$42,100$43,300
On-campus Living Costs$16,720$20,095

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Yale Law School is 173. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Yale Law School is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.93 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Yale Law School 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile176175
50th Percentile173173
25th Percentile170170
GPA
75th Percentile3.983.99
50th Percentile3.923.93
25th Percentile3.843.85

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Yale Law School is 8.22% where 3,198 applicants have applied to and 263 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Yale 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 69.96% where 184 students finally enrolled out of 263 admitted students. The yield Yale Law School is much higher (highly eager to enroll) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Yale Law School2020 Admission Statistics Table

Yale Law School 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants3,4733,198
Admitted238263
Enrolled164184
Acceptance Rate6.85%8.22%
Yield68.91%69.96%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 724 law school students have enrolled to Yale Law School. 630 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 94 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
212 first-time students have enrolled in Yale Law School. By gender, 96 male , 113 female, and 3 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Yale Law School. With 28 pre-admitted students, there are 212 first-time law school Students at Yale Law School.

Yale Law School2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Yale Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment705724
JD Enrollment621630
Non-JD Enrollment8494
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020 First-year Student Population Yale Law School
20192020
Total204212
Men10596
Women98113
Other13

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Yale Law School, the bar exam pass rate is 96.26% - 214 students have taken and 206 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than Connecticut average bar exam pass rate (77.38%).

Yale Law School Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Yale Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates215212
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total216214
New Graduates196193
Prior Year Graduates2019
Early Exam Takers02
No Exam Takers1819
Exam Passer209206
Exam Pass Rate96.76%96.26%
Connecticut Pass Rate75.02%77.38%
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