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#1 in Private Sector Salary
BU Law is tied for #1 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($180,000).
#12 in Library Size
BU Law ranks #12 in terms of library size with 1,107,572 volumes or equivalents.
#19 in Median LSAT
BU Law is tied for #19 in terms of the median LSAT score (166) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#22 in Acceptance Rate
BU Law ranks #22 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 25.9% among those who applied for admission.
#26 in Median Undergraduate GPA
BU Law ranks #26 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.74) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#27 in Employment Rate at Graduation
#83 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsBU Law ranks #27 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (64.5%) and #83 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (78.8%).
#34 in Highest Tuition
BU Law ranks #34 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($55,076). We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.
#34 in Public Sector Salary
BU Law is tied for #34 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($60,000).
#40 in Presence of Minority Faculty
BU Law ranks #40 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (18.3%).
#48 in Bar Passage Rate
BU Law ranks #48 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (87.4%), and it outperforms by +10.1% the state of Massachusetts’s overall bar passage rate of 77.3%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)
#72 in Presence of Female Faculty
BU Law is tied for #72 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (42.3%).
#76 in Presence of Minority Students
BU Law ranks #76 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (36.4%).
#86 in Student to Faculty Ratio
BU Law is tied for #86 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (6.8:1).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||April 1|
|LSAT Score (Median)||166||162|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||160-167||160-164|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.31-3.84||3.41-3.75|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||MA||MA|
|School's bar passage rate:||87.4%||95.4%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||77.3%||80.7%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+10.1%||+14.7%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||64.5%||57.7%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||78.8%||80.5%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$13,775||$12,620|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||92.9%||87.4%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$25,000||$20,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$111,946||$102,329|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||67.8%||72.6%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||6.8 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$180,000||$145,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$60,000||$50,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||1,107,572||1,104,392|