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#1 in Private Sector Salary
Cornell Law is tied for #1 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($180,000).
#4 in Highest Tuition
Cornell Law ranks #4 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($65,541). 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.
#6 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
#6 in Employment Rate at GraduationCornell Law ranks #6 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (93.1%) and #6 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (91.1%) .
#9 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Cornell Law ranks #9 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.82) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#10 in Bar Passage Rate
Cornell Law ranks #10 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (95.9%), and it outperforms by +20.2% the state of New York’s overall bar passage rate of 75.7%. (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.)
#12 in Public Sector Salary
Cornell Law is tied for #12 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($64,228).
#14 in Acceptance Rate
Cornell Law ranks #14 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 21.1% among those who applied for admission.
#15 in Median LSAT
Cornell Law is tied for #15 in terms of the median LSAT score (167) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#15 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Cornell Law is tied for #15 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (4.9:1).
#20 in Presence of Minority Students
Cornell Law ranks #20 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (55.0%).
#22 in Library Size
Cornell Law ranks #22 in terms of library size with 785,110 volumes or equivalents.
#47 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Cornell Law ranks #47 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (17.0%).
#157 in Presence of Female Faculty
Cornell Law is tied for #157 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (32.7%).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||February 1|
|LSAT Score (Median)||167||166|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||164-168||164-168|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.73-3.89||3.62-3.82|
Bar Exam Statistics
|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%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||91.1%||94.2%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||93.1%||96.3%|
Tuition and Expenses
|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
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||4.9 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$180,000||$160,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$64,228||$56,330|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||785,110||774,171|