American University: Washington College of Law

American University: Washington College of Law

At the Washington College of Law, you meet the world where you will practice your profession. The world has become essentially borderless, where economic, political, and social changes require innovative legal analysis and solutions. The Washington College of Law (WCL) equips students in unique ways to navigate this new reality. A top law school that provides an excellent legal education in all areas of the law, WCL has renowned programs in experiential learning (clinics and externships), international law, law and government, intellectual property, business, and gender. These vital programs create an environment rich with opportunities for you.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.wcl.american.edu/
Address: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20016
Admission Phone: (202) 274-4101
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students1288
Student-faculty ratio26:1
Tuition $53,016 per year (full-time, in-state)
$53,016 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$37,011 per year (part-time, in-state)
$37,011 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$23,862
Founded In1940
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline01/03/17
Full-time program application fee$ 70
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

American University: Washington College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Wphilip1234 150 A 2.80

Accepted

- - - 3 months ago
beachbird10 160 A 3.60

Accepted

Yes - - - 5 months ago
Jackieeeebee 161 A 3.31

Accepted

Yes - - - 6 months ago
lbarker 155 A 3.43

Accepted

03/01/17 03/10/17 - 7 months ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Accepted

Yes 12/12/16 01/04/17 01/13/17 8 months ago
maggiestrouse 157 A 3.47

Accepted

01/25/17 - 02/03/17 9 months ago
lmfleisc 159 A 3.51

Accepted

- - - 9 months ago
sblazer 154 A 3.52

Accepted

- - 12/16/16 9 months ago
Marjorielluveres 151 A 3.10

Accepted

12/19/16 - 01/13/17 9 months ago
cameronlawler32 157 A 3.40

Accepted

No - - - 9 months ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Accepted

09/02/16 09/02/16 09/23/16 12 months ago
mpr32 156 A 3.57

Accepted

Yes 12/16/15 12/18/15 01/15/16 2 years ago
tiarabertram 165 A 3.04

Accepted

Yes - 12/28/15 - 2 years ago
adeck 156 A 3.24

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
fortea 157 A 3.71

Accepted

- - - 2 years ago
sabrinam 155 A 3.89

Accepted

- - - 2 years ago
slcustis 160 A 3.21

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Accepted

12/02/15 12/04/15 - 2 years ago
KCH11001 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
ShardeS 152 P 3.57

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Emmayeremou 168 P 3.52

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domenicarampani 168 P 3.50

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Olivia73 161 A 3.85

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francescad6 150 P 3.50

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Lei14 158 A 3.40

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kpennathur 150 P 3.05

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jcarbonetta 155 P 3.56

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tlmaurer 164 A 3.85

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mmegan19 165 P 3.40

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kadyrenee 157 P 3.00

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alexandrawheaton 155 P 3.16

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jaszb 162 P 2.97

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kmacfeeters 147 A 3.76

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Christina.gill 165 P 3.01

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Bdoyal 162 A 2.90

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hkobus 131 A 2.80

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wbrehm23 165 P 3.30

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bradleyzack115 160 P 3.50

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wrightba 161 P 3.25

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fmaranesi 160 P 3.25

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rbuchana 160 P 3.48

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- - - 11 months ago
Mloewenguth1 163 P 3.56

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Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

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anon13371 147 P 3.21

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Davidnovakoski19 160 P 2.80

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eahdieh 163 P 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

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AlexandraMcCormack 150 P 3.10

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- - - 12 months ago
jtabak 155 P 3.40

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- - - 12 months ago
winklezm 167 A 3.27

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oxiclean6 174 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
christaandersenn 160 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
mcooper 157 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
wilsonaa 159 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Rcm40 144 A 3.79

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Bailey22 156 A 3.51

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
D_rogers2014 150 A 3.29

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
lyndseyclos 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
mikeholtz 170 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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safikaye 170 P 3.50

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tiffyr06 136 A 3.81

Interested In Applying

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cdjones1996 151 P 3.91

Interested In Applying

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EssenceP1025 155 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

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candacewhite1995 157 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
saboaj 148 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Meagan 161 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
alecedwards 168 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
bto266 157 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jdupuy 152 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
HTrep2 157 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

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hugoamaya10 138 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
lflores48 168 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
bochenpan 153 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
mehreen12 175 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
bjolliet 157 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
CarlosCabrales072 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - 2 years ago
mariecp 156 P 3.32

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mtbmatt 160 A 2.82

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
aimeenicolich 165 P 3.34

Interested In Applying

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janicesue 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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cleonidas 170 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
joeallen 159 A 3.53

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ivento 150 A 3.31

Interested In Applying

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bearcole22 160 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

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Marciawhite27 152 A 3.67

Interested In Applying

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jmg205 153 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

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rimshamasood 143 A 2.58

Interested In Applying

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JrCalvis 160 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

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JSMith4321 152 P 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Juliotorres96 155 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
klharrison08 150 P 3.41

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
All135 160 A 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
aheathcock 170 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
SAMG 159 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
justice1994 173 A 3.35

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rosys27 151 A 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rosys27 151 A 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jaimelkr12 154 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
browjn14 162 A 2.97

Pending

- - - a week ago
wnm5019 180 A 2.77

Pending

No 12/31/17 12/31/17 - 3 weeks ago
rnthinnes 150 A 3.27

Pending

12/04/16 - - 9 months ago
FPassawe 147 A 3.69

Pending

12/15/16 - - 10 months ago
Jheremyst 172 P 3.85

Pending

12/02/16 - - 10 months ago
Rayonjf 150 P 3.30

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
lexicallogan 150 A 3.75

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
brettbski 156 A 3.93

Pending

- - - 11 months ago
marium 160 P 2.86

Pending

- - - 11 months ago
Marisakpayne 155 A 3.43

Pending

- - - 12 months ago
mgbatalias 160 P 3.10

Pending

- - - 12 months ago
rpezzella95 157 P 3.52

Pending

- - - one year ago
dkohler 145 A 3.15

Pending

- - - one year ago
acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

- - - one year ago
acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

- - - one year ago
Jdoenut 160 A 3.20

Pending

No - - - 2 years ago
cwm0108 151 A 3.35

Pending

03/01/16 03/01/16 04/12/16 2 years ago
avinim 156 A 3.64

Pending

12/29/15 - - 2 years ago
cknippen 163 A 4.00

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
tuf73562 149 A 3.17

Rejected

09/03/16 - - 8 months ago
Thinnern 152 A 3.28

Waitlisted

No - - - 7 months ago
rrb12 147 A 3.23

Waitlisted

- - - 7 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants43914118479
Number of Offers23462120226
Number of Matriculants46338083
75% GPA3.593.63.41
Median GPA3.413.433.2
25% GPA3.13.162.93
75% LSAT152152151
Median LSAT156156155
25% LSAT159159158
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students1288
Total Students Receiving Grants658
% of Students Receiving Grants51.1
75% Grant Amount$20,000
Median Grant Amount$15,000
25% Grants Amount$9,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship5
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship0%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (44.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (4.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (678)
  • Hispanics (204)
  • Black or African American (119)
  • Asian (121)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (153)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (3)
  • Two or more races Total (50)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (48)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (52)


  • Total Women% (61.6)
  • Total Men% (38.4)
American University: Washington College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 375 62.37% 74.36% -11.99%
2014 382 74.75% 76.58% -1.83%
2013 464 79.16% 81.33% -2.17%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (249)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (99)
  • Employed Other (24)
  • Unemployed (106)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (19)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association