Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School

Since its founding in 1929, Boston College Law School--one of the nation's premier Jesuit, Catholic legal institutions--has earned a national reputation for educational excellence and the highest standards of professionalism. Particularly striking is the spirit of community here. Though our students have varied backgrounds and represent more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States and in several foreign countries, they readily support one another in their learning. Diverse student groups also work together on common projects. One must see Boston College Law School to believe that so many people will give so much of themselves to create a community characterized by care and concern for others. Our students work hard, of course, but they find other students, faculty, staff and alumni mentors who help them through any rough patches.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.bc.edu/schools/law.html
Address: 885 Centre Street Newton Centre, MA 02459
Admission Phone: 617-552-4350
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students694
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $50,770 per year (full-time, in-state)
$50,700 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$19,360
Founded In1932
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/31/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline03/31/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Boston College Law School

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

12/26/17 01/06/17 01/19/17 7 months ago
clairemarie14 157 A 3.90

Accepted

- - - 7 months ago
helenkim89 163 A 3.46

Accepted

- - - 9 months ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Accepted

12/02/15 12/04/15 - 2 years ago
deannalee35 170 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
krisbrad57 170 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
Briannemarie23 151 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
LegalWritingFan 162 P 2.69

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
tsoemily 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 months ago
dvald9570 158 A 3.97

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
Jeanelle1990 175 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
mattdorsey 156 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
gabrielad 160 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
alijoi 160 P 3.57

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
alexandrawheaton 155 P 3.16

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
Cward41 163 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
maxcasal 169 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
bradleyzack115 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
Ajp09 174 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
ademma 165 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
ntaglic 163 A 3.62

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
aj4faith 162 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Light23 143 A 3.76

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
kbrown0950 153 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

No - - - 10 months ago
Mloewenguth1 163 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
rachellu1092 155 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
maevelindsey 164 P 3.59

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
cevaldez08 147 A 3.41

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
AlexandraMcCormack 150 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Jesschaeffer 160 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
winklezm 167 A 3.27

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
jaymoniram 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
wtaylor96 162 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
cmk123 150 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jlb282 163 A 3.63

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

- - - 2 years ago
samicain 162 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kbrowski 160 P 2.85

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
lydiajines 157 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
SamPanz 170 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
dude 161 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
johnsonb17 153 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Mari 170 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rachaelstewart 163 A 3.59

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mz399713 155 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
EM9333 167 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Danirahdowns 175 P 3.42

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
JSMith4321 152 P 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Mehackali13 150 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mwitherspoon 158 P 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kierin 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
shareinw 168 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
fosters16 159 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
fortea 157 A 3.71

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
jknesh 145 A 3.60

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
beachbird10 160 A 3.60

Rejected

- - - 5 months ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Rejected

10/20/15 - - one year ago
galiberti 150 P 3.40

Waitlisted

- - - 3 days ago
sabrinam 155 A 3.89

Waitlisted

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants452036310
Number of Offers167916790
Number of Matriculants2472470
75% GPA3.653.650
Median GPA3.53.50
25% GPA3.323.320
75% LSAT1611610
Median LSAT1631630
25% LSAT1631630
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students694
Total Students Receiving Grants463
% of Students Receiving Grants66.7
75% Grant Amount$25,000
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (45.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (19.3)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.7)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (458)
  • Hispanics (55)
  • Black or African American (23)
  • Asian (80)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (106)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (23)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (38)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (45)


  • Total Women% (45.6)
  • Total Men% (54.4)
Boston College Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 235 88.70% 79.00% 9.70%
2014 262 90.86% 83.15% 7.71%
2013 246 94.44% 87.61% 6.83%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (223)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (16)
  • Employed Other (4)
  • Unemployed (27)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association