Albany Law School of Union University

Albany Law School of Union University

Located in the heart of New York's capital, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in North America. With more than 160 years of experience in law education, the law school's students and alumni embark on brilliant careers—a U.S. president, governors including New York's current governor, chief counsels to Fortune 500 companies, and seats on the U.S. Supreme Court. Albany Law's outstanding location—the only law school within 90 miles of New York's capital—offers unparalleled opportunities for law students. Albany, the home of New York's highest court, federal courts, and the state legislature, is itself a laboratory for the study of law. Albany Law School offers J.D. and LL.M. degrees, 15 concentrations and several joint degrees through accredited colleges and universities in the Capital Region and New York City. A wide array of field placements, including internships through the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center and the Government Law Center, provide students essential hands-on learning. The Career Center assists students from their first day at Albany Law. With more than 10,000 alumni practicing in every state in the country, and several continents, Albany Law’s graduates serve as a vital community and resource for the law school and its students. Albany Law offers a close-knit community of dedicated students, accessible faculty, and ample opportunities.

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students403
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $44,696 per year (full-time, in-state)
$44,696 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$33,560 per year (part-time, in-state)
$33,560 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$15,970
Founded In1930
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline06/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline01/06/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Albany Law School of Union University

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Marjorielluveres 151 A 3.10

Accepted

Yes 12/19/16 - 01/03/17 5 months ago
DEJESUSESTER93 173 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 weeks ago
ariellas 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

Yes 06/22/17 06/22/17 06/30/17 2 weeks ago
JMac5 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
abbysnells 155 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
dhaira 155 P 3.04

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
CPrice 147 A 2.98

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
octoberhorse 158 P 2.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
Cchau 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

No - - - 9 months ago
Asantiago6 135 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
lddubois2 160 P 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
dude 161 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
arielbriana95 151 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
bruce 175 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
lkassis1 155 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
KyleWarren 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
gabtre59 148 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jdoenut 160 A 3.20

Pending

No - - - one year ago
manu 150 A 3.00

Rejected

Yes 10/14/15 10/12/15 10/19/15 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants10139840
Number of Offers5745740
Number of Matriculants1461460
75% GPA3.553.550
Median GPA3.343.340
25% GPA3.013.010
75% LSAT1491490
Median LSAT1521520
25% LSAT1541540
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students403
Total Students Receiving Grants336
% of Students Receiving Grants83.4
75% Grant Amount$31,000
Median Grant Amount$18,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship62
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)18
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship29%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (45.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (28)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (7.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (2.5)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (285)
  • Hispanics (31)
  • Black or African American (20)
  • Asian (13)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (29)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (27)


  • Total Women% (50.3)
  • Total Men% (49.7)
Albany Law School of Union University Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 180 67.82% 78.12% -10.30%
2014 209 74.48% 78.60% -4.12%
2013 193 79.76% 84.76% -5.00%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (130)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (24)
  • Employed Other (8)
  • Unemployed (24)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association