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#1 in Private Sector Salary
Howard Law is tied for #1 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($180,000).
#1 in Presence of Minority Students
Howard Law ranks #1 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (98.8%).
#1 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Howard Law ranks #1 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (82.3%).
#15 in Presence of Female Faculty
Howard Law is tied for #15 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (50.6%).
#24 in Bar Passage Rate
Howard Law ranks #24 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (93.1%), and it outperforms by +17.4% 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.)
#38 in Employment Rate at Graduation
#137 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsHoward Law ranks #38 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (61.2%) and #137 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (69.9%).
#45 in Library Size
Howard Law ranks #45 in terms of library size with 598,792 volumes or equivalents.
#50 in Acceptance Rate
Howard Law ranks #50 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 35.3% among those who applied for admission.
#55 in Public Sector Salary
Howard Law is tied for #55 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($58,972).
#143 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Howard Law is tied for #143 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (8.1:1).
#148 in Median LSAT
Howard Law is tied for #148 in terms of the median LSAT score (151) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#156 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Howard Law ranks #156 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.24) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#185 in Highest Tuition
Howard Law ranks #185 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($34,194). 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.
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||March 15|
|LSAT Score (Median)||151||151|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||149-155||148-153|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.01-3.54||3.00-3.55|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||NY||NY|
|School's bar passage rate:||93.1%||81.3%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||75.7%||72.7%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+17.4%||+8.6%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||61.2%||47.8%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||69.9%||66.4%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$18,808||$16,360|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||41.5%||43.3%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$17,828||$14,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$76,703||$141,044|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||78.7%||89.5%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||8.1 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$180,000||$152,500|
|Public Sector (Median):||$58,972||$52,150|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||598,792||612,337|