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Cornell University

Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
(607) 255-5141

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Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: February 1
Application Fee: $80
Admissions Statistics 2020 2017
Acceptance Rate 21.1% 30.6%
LSAT Score (Median) 167 166
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 164-168 164-168
GPA (Median) 3.82 3.72
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.73-3.89 3.62-3.82
Bar Exam Statistics 2020 2017
State in which most graduates took bar exam: NY NY
School's bar passage rate: 95.9% 91.6%
State overall bar passage rate: 75.7% 72.7%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: +20.2% +18.9%
Employment Statistics 2020 2017
Graduates employed at graduation: 91.1% 94.2%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation: 93.1% 96.3%
Tuition and Expenses 2020 2017
Tuition: $65,541 $59,900
Room and Board: $16,766 $11,250
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants: 80.4% 57.3%
Median grant amount among full-time students: $25,000 $17,000
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt: $128,757 $155,025
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt: 66.2% 76.5%
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Students & Faculty 2020 2017
Total Students: 595 588
Men: 53.6% 55.8%
Women: 46.4% 44.2%
White: 45.0% N/A
Black: 6.2% N/A
Hispanic: 12.1% N/A
Asian: 13.1% N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 4.9 : 1 N/A
Total Faculty: 223 N/A
Male: 67.3% N/A
Female: 32.7% N/A
Minority: 17.0% N/A
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2020 2017
Private Sector (Median): $180,000 $160,000
Public Sector (Median): $64,228 $56,330
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Library Resources 2020 2017
Volumes and equivalents: 785,110 774,171