George Washington University
2000 H Street NW
#1 in Private Sector Salary
GW Law is tied for #1 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($180,000).
#11 in Bar Passage Rate
GW Law ranks #11 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (95.8%), and it outperforms by +25.7% the District of Columbia’s overall bar passage rate of 70.1%. (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.)
#17 in Highest Tuition
GW Law ranks #17 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($60,790). 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.
#21 in Median LSAT
GW Law is tied for #21 in terms of the median LSAT score (165) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#24 in Library Size
GW Law ranks #24 in terms of library size with 756,712 volumes or equivalents.
#26 in Employment Rate at Graduation
#59 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsGW Law ranks #26 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (68.3%) and #59 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (81.2%).
#31 in Median Undergraduate GPA
GW Law ranks #31 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.71) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#34 in Public Sector Salary
GW 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).
#39 in Student to Faculty Ratio
GW Law is tied for #39 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (5.9:1).
#45 in Acceptance Rate
GW Law ranks #45 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 34.2% among those who applied for admission.
#57 in Presence of Minority Students
GW Law ranks #57 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (40.0%).
#78 in Presence of Minority Faculty
GW Law ranks #78 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (13.9%).
#180 in Presence of Female Faculty
GW Law is tied for #180 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (29.7%).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||March 1|
|LSAT Score (Median)||165||162|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||160-166||158-166|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.37-3.80||3.38-3.80|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||DC||NY|
|School's bar passage rate:||95.8%||92.2%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||70.1%||72.7%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+25.7%||+19.5%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||68.3%||81.2%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||81.2%||89.2%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$21,000||$19,610|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||74.4%||66.2%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$25,000||$16,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$166,650||$136,662|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||71.3%||69.9%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||5.9 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$180,000||$160,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$60,000||$58,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||756,712||711,699|