American University: Washington College of Law

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American University: Washington College of Law

Class of 2018 4435 Completed Applications 2154 Offers 49% Acceptance Rate 459 Enrolled 10% Enrollment Rate from Applications 21% Enrollment Rate from Offers American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) is a leading law school just minutes from downtown D.C. and at the center of policy, business, and all things international. Established in 1896, it was the first law school in the country founded by women, ensuring that both men and women had an equal opportunity to study law. AUWCL promotes an environment of opportunity unlike anywhere else. What’s different is the unparalleled access to all that Washington, D.C. has to offer and an emphasis on experiential learning through the renowned Clinical, Trial Advocacy, and Externship programs. There are programs for every interest of the law, as well as dual degree and part-time/evening programs. Renowned for its program in international law, with more than 60 courses, 35 study abroad programs and multiple research opportunities in the international arena, the law school also offers a rich curriculum in business, criminal law and justice, environmental, gender and the law, health law and policy, human rights and humanitarian law, intellectual property and technology law, government and public interest. Our more than 20,000 alumni have made extraordinary achievements in all areas of private law, business, and consulting, as well as government service, public interest, academia, and humanitarian work around the world.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.wcl.american.edu/
Address: 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20016
Admission Phone: (202) 274-4101
Admission Email: [email protected]

2018 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students1315
Student-faculty ratio13.5:1
Tuition $56,724 per year (full-time, in-state)
$56,724 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$39,614 per year (part-time, in-state)
$39,614 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$25,198
Founded In1896
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 70
Financial Aid DeadlineN/A
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
jsjs 123 A 5.00

04/03/19 04/03/19 04/03/19 5 months ago
Bloot919 170 P 2.98

06/11/18 06/11/18 06/11/18 one year ago
CandyK 153 A 3.78

Accepted

- 05/14/19 - a month ago
bvllawschool 159 A 3.74

Accepted

Yes 01/19/19 01/23/19 02/01/19 4 months ago
Cris 165 A 3.00

Accepted

Yes - - - 6 months ago
anonymous 163 A 3.83

Accepted

Yes 09/11/18 09/12/18 09/21/18 7 months ago
bricklerm 161 A 3.84

Accepted

11/08/18 - - 7 months ago
nushkya 164 A 2.37

Accepted

12/12/18 12/13/18 01/04/19 8 months ago
sdickey96 161 A 3.84

Accepted

09/14/18 - 09/21/18 11 months ago
mv93 162 A 2.70

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
colombiangal 152 A 3.77

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
browjn14 162 A 3.10

Accepted

10/28/17 01/04/18 11/17/18 2 years ago
Wphilip1234 150 A 2.80

Accepted

- - - 2 years ago
beachbird10 160 A 3.60

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
Jackieeeebee 161 A 3.31

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
lbarker 155 A 3.43

Accepted

03/01/17 03/10/17 - 2 years ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Accepted

Yes 12/12/16 01/04/17 01/13/17 3 years ago
maggiestrouse 157 A 3.47

Accepted

01/25/17 - 02/03/17 3 years ago
lmfleisc 159 A 3.51

Accepted

- - - 3 years ago
sblazer 154 A 3.52

Accepted

- - 12/16/16 3 years ago
Marjorielluveres 151 A 3.10

Accepted

12/19/16 - 01/13/17 3 years ago
cameronlawler32 157 A 3.40

Accepted

No - - - 3 years ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Accepted

09/02/16 09/02/16 09/23/16 3 years ago
mpr32 156 A 3.57

Accepted

Yes 12/16/15 12/18/15 01/15/16 3 years ago
tiarabertram 165 A 3.04

Accepted

Yes - 12/28/15 - 3 years ago
adeck 156 A 3.24

Accepted

Yes - - - 4 years ago
fortea 157 A 3.71

Accepted

- - - 4 years ago
sabrinam 155 A 3.89

Accepted

- - - 4 years ago
slcustis 160 A 3.21

Accepted

Yes - - - 4 years ago
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 4 years ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Accepted

12/02/15 12/04/15 - 4 years ago
MsEdwards87 162 P 2.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
ElizabethHK 169 A 3.62

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
NYCgirl2020 150 A 2.30

Interested In Applying

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oconn3ma 165 P 2.79

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
kristian1998 160 P 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
domrolle18 150 A 3.42

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
meghanmcconnell 165 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
abbysnells 155 P 3.50

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mmustiful19 136 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

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cwilliams280 165 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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cstancl3 150 P 3.93

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- - - 11 months ago
Michaelscat 165 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

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fidelhinojosa 158 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

No - - - 11 months ago
bugbugbug 169 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Verickson 156 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Kitanathomas98 160 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

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smith97 165 P 2.60

Interested In Applying

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Scheherazade 171 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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Kailenwgrant 155 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Smoli028 150 P 3.15

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tranpl 150 P 3.69

Interested In Applying

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KCH11001 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ShardeS 152 P 3.57

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Emmayeremou 161 A 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
domenicarampani 168 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Olivia73 161 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

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francescad6 150 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Lei14 158 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kpennathur 150 P 3.05

Interested In Applying

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jcarbonetta 155 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tlmaurer 164 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mmegan19 165 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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kadyrenee 157 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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alexandrawheaton 155 P 3.16

Interested In Applying

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jaszb 162 P 2.97

Interested In Applying

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kmacfeeters 153 A 3.76

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Christina.gill 165 P 3.01

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Bdoyal 162 A 2.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
hkobus 131 A 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
wbrehm23 165 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
bradleyzack115 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
wrightba 161 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

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fmaranesi 160 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
rbuchana 159 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Mloewenguth1 163 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
anon13371 149 A 3.21

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Davidnovakoski19 160 P 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
eahdieh 163 P 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
AlexandraMcCormack 152 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
jtabak 166 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
winklezm 167 A 3.27

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
oxiclean6 174 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
christaandersenn 160 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mcooper 157 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
wilsonaa 159 P 2.90

Interested In Applying

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Rcm40 144 A 3.82

Interested In Applying

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Bailey22 156 A 3.51

Interested In Applying

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D_rogers2014 150 A 3.29

Interested In Applying

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lyndseyclos 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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mikeholtz 170 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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safikaye 170 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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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

- - - 3 years ago
saboaj 148 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Meagan 161 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
alecedwards 168 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
bto266 157 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
jdupuy 152 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
HTrep2 157 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

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hugoamaya10 138 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
lflores48 168 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
bochenpan 153 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mehreen12 175 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
bjolliet 157 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
CarlosCabrales072 175 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - 3 years ago
mariecp 156 P 3.32

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mtbmatt 160 A 2.82

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
aimeenicolich 152 A 3.34

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
janicesue 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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cleonidas 170 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
joeallen 159 A 3.53

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 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

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Juliotorres96 155 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

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klharrison08 150 P 3.41

Interested In Applying

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BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

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All135 160 A 3.87

Interested In Applying

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aheathcock 170 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
SAMG 159 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

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justice1994 173 A 3.35

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
rosys27 151 A 3.67

Interested In Applying

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rosys27 151 A 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
jaimelkr12 154 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
EileenRenee 157 A 3.50

Pending

03/12/19 03/12/19 03/12/19 5 months ago
girlpower87 163 A 3.80

Pending

12/05/18 12/05/18 - 8 months ago
NA 150 P 3.71

Pending

02/01/18 - - one year ago
rnthinnes 150 A 3.27

Pending

12/04/16 - - 3 years ago
FPassawe 147 A 3.69

Pending

12/15/16 - - 3 years ago
Jheremyst 172 P 3.85

Pending

12/02/16 - - 3 years ago
Rayonjf 150 P 3.30

Pending

- - - 3 years ago
lexicallogan 150 A 3.75

Pending

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brettbski 156 A 3.93

Pending

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marium 160 P 2.86

Pending

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Marisakpayne 155 A 3.43

Pending

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mgbatalias 160 P 3.10

Pending

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rpezzella95 157 P 3.52

Pending

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dkohler 145 A 3.15

Pending

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acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

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acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

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Jdoenut 160 A 3.20

Pending

No - - - 3 years ago
cwm0108 151 A 3.35

Pending

03/01/16 03/01/16 04/12/16 4 years ago
avinim 156 A 3.64

Pending

12/29/15 - - 4 years ago
cknippen 163 A 4.00

Pending

- - - 4 years ago
futurelawyer 147 A 3.23

Rejected

- - - 4 months ago
tuf73562 149 A 3.17

Rejected

09/03/16 - - 3 years ago
lss24 157 A 3.30

Waitlisted

- 03/01/19 - 5 months ago
squashthecat 154 A 3.37

Waitlisted

12/08/18 03/10/19 02/22/19 6 months ago
Thinnern 152 A 3.28

Waitlisted

No - - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants44354435
Number of Offers21542154
Number of Matriculants45939766
75% GPA3.583.593.45
Median GPA3.433.453.17
25% GPA3.083.092.82
75% LSAT160160161
Median LSAT158158159
25% LSAT155155157
2018 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students1267
Total Students Receiving Grants790
% of Students Receiving Grants62
75% Grant Amount$32,500
Median Grant Amount$25,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
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 (35)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (24)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2018 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (281)
  • Hispanics (60)
  • Black or African American (32)
  • Asian (31)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (0)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (24)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (21)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (16)


  • Total Women% (62)
  • Total Men% (37)
American University: Washington College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 369 73.7% 72.7% 1%
2016 384 62.24%
2015 303 62.37%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (214)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (73)
  • Employed Other (7)
  • Unemployed (64)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (14)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association