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Columbia University

435 W. 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-2670

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Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: February 15
Application Fee: $85
Admissions Statistics 2020 2017
Acceptance Rate 16.8% 21.3%
LSAT Score (Median) 172 171
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 170-174 168-173
GPA (Median) 3.75 3.70
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.63-3.84 3.59-3.81
Bar Exam Statistics 2020 2017
State in which most graduates took bar exam: NY NY
School's bar passage rate: 97.7% 92.4%
State overall bar passage rate: 75.7% 72.7%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: +22.0% +19.7%
Employment Statistics 2020 2017
Graduates employed at graduation: 92.4% 93.6%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation: 93.3% 95.7%
Tuition and Expenses 2020 2017
Tuition: $69,916 $62,700
Room and Board: $19,190 $17,472
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants: 50.2% 47.8%
Median grant amount among full-time students: $22,000 $18,000
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt: $163,736 $168,627
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt: 66.7% 59.2%
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Students & Faculty 2020 2017
Total Students: 1268 N/A
Men: 51.1% 52.7%
Women: 48.9% 47.3%
White: 50.2% N/A
Black: 9.5% N/A
Hispanic: 9.5% N/A
Asian: 12.4% N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 4.9 : 1 N/A
Total Faculty: 451 N/A
Male: 65.6% N/A
Female: 34.4% N/A
Minority: 12.2% N/A
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2020 2017
Private Sector (Median): $180,000 $160,000
Public Sector (Median): $60,000 $47,897
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Library Resources 2020 2017
Volumes and equivalents: 1,302,920 1,304,713