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National Comparison: Overview of Facts
#1 in Presence of Female Faculty
CUNY Law is tied for #1 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (64.6%).
#11 in Presence of Minority Faculty
CUNY Law ranks #11 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (36.7%).
#17 in Presence of Minority Students
CUNY Law ranks #17 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (56.4%).
#38 in Acceptance Rate
CUNY Law ranks #38 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 31.9% among those who applied for admission.
#56 in Bar Passage Rate
CUNY Law ranks #56 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (86.2%), and it outperforms by +10.5% 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.)
#93 in Public Sector Salary
CUNY Law is tied for #93 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($54,583).
#102 in Median LSAT
CUNY Law is tied for #102 in terms of the median LSAT score (154) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#135 in Private Sector Salary
CUNY Law is tied for #135 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($62,500).
#145 in Median Undergraduate GPA
CUNY Law ranks #145 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.28) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#166 in Student to Faculty Ratio
CUNY Law is tied for #166 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (9.1:1).
#182 in Library Size
CUNY Law ranks #182 in terms of library size with 78,675 volumes or equivalents.
#229 in Highest Tuition (out-of-state)
#272 in Highest Tuition (in-state)CUNY Law ranks #229 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its out-of state tuition of $25,463, and it ranks #272 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its in-state tuition of $15,563. 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. Room and board expenses average $14,823 per year.
About this Report
This report was released in spring 2019.
References to the lowest, median, and highest GPA and LSAT scores reflect those of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2018.
The acceptance rate is that of applicants granted admission as full-time students for classes commencing in fall 2018. The acceptance rate of the applicants does not reflect actual enrollment rates, a subset figure.
Frequently Asked Questions
A) For students entering in 2019, 53% identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Information is available on the Incoming Class Profile which is updated annually here »
A) The FAFSA code is G31913.
A) CUNY Law graduates enjoy high job placement rates in government and public interest employment. In fact we are ranked #1 for the greatest percentage of 2018 graduates employed in government and public interest jobs. Our employment statistics are here »
A) Course enrollment data is reported annually to the ABA and is detailed in the 509 Report, which is posted on our website here. Course offerings are posted each semester. The Course Offerings contain a wealth of information including sample schedules for both full-time and part-time evening students.
A) The FAFSA code is G31913.
What GPA do you need to get into CUNY School of Law?
CUNY School of Law’s average GPA is 3.15. CUNY School of Law does require GPA. CUNY School of Law is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of CUNY School of Law application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.15 to 3.31 this year – to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.31 GPA.
*BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. CUNY School of Law may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it… That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year – they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on CUNY School of Law’s campus. These CUNY School of Law admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.