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American University (Washington College of Law)

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8192
(202) 274-4101

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Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: None
Application Fee: $70
Admissions Statistics 2020 2017
Acceptance Rate 48.6% 59.2%
LSAT Score (Median) 158 155
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 155-160 152-158
GPA (Median) 3.43 3.22
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.08-3.58 2.96-3.48
Bar Exam Statistics 2020 2017
State in which most graduates took bar exam: DC NY
School's bar passage rate: 66.0% 73.7%
State overall bar passage rate: 70.1% 72.7%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: -4.1% +1.0%
Employment Statistics 2020 2017
Graduates employed at graduation: 42.2% 57.8%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation: 68.0% 70.2%
Tuition and Expenses 2020 2017
Tuition (In-State): $56,724 N/A
Tuition (Out-of-State): $39,614 N/A
Room and Board: $18,360 $15,686
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants: 66.0% 51.4%
Median grant amount among full-time students: $25,000 $13,000
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt: $167,039 $160,274
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt: 82.4% 80.2%
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Students & Faculty 2020 2017
Total Students: 1315 N/A
Men: 36.6% 38.4%
Women: 63.4% 61.6%
White: 58.2% N/A
Black: 7.7% N/A
Hispanic: 15.1% N/A
Asian: 6.2% N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6.4 : 1 N/A
Total Faculty: 377 N/A
Male: 59.9% N/A
Female: 40.1% N/A
Minority: 24.9% N/A
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2020 2017
Private Sector (Median): $100,000 $100,000
Public Sector (Median): $56,000 $55,057
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Library Resources 2020 2017
Volumes and equivalents: 558,968 559,764