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Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Law, founded in 1872, is a top-tier law school with a dynamic community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni united in the pursuit of excellence. The core of the BU Law experience is superior teaching and a supportive, engaging learning environment in which teachers guide, inspire, and challenge their students. BU Law professors are nationally acclaimed for their legal skills, scholarship, and activities in the public and private sectors. But what uniquely defines them is their devotion to students—academically, professionally, and individually.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/
Address: 775 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Admission Phone: (617) 353-3100
Admission Email: [email protected]

2018 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students769
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $55,076 per year (full-time, in-state)
$55,076 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 Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$19,613
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 85
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Boston University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Cris 165 A 3.00

Accepted

No - - - 8 months ago
aneksteinm 164 A 3.87

Accepted

- - - 8 months ago
anonymous 163 A 3.83

Accepted

Yes 10/12/18 10/15/18 01/28/19 9 months ago
krisbrad57 165 A 3.95

Accepted

01/07/18 01/09/18 02/08/18 2 years ago
hunterbezner 165 A 3.90

Accepted

11/11/17 - 11/27/17 2 years ago
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

Yes 01/09/17 - 02/02/17 3 years ago
schen11111 165 A 3.50

Accepted

Yes - - - 3 years ago
gabriemarie27 164 P 3.97

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
futurelawyer 147 A 3.23

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
Michaelscat 165 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
hydekt93 165 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

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patel.reena1212 168 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

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sienacarlos 166 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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livbinda 160 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

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cmhogan 165 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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turners 162 A 3.89

Interested In Applying

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jordynms 172 A 3.81

Interested in Applying

06/19/18 06/19/18 06/19/18 one year ago
merrillad 170 P 3.83

Interested In Applying

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legallllybrunette 165 A 3.89

Interested In Applying

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pmillet 165 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

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jonahshaf 159 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

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aimster13 161 A 3.93

Interested In Applying

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johannzebastian 157 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

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christaandersen 165 P 3.82

Interested In Applying

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domenicarampani 168 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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lm6424 165 A 3.67

Interested In Applying

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tsoemily 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
pauldjjohnson 163 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

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dvald9570 165 A 3.96

Interested In Applying

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gioshep 167 P 2.90

Interested In Applying

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mattdorsey 156 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

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tlmaurer 164 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

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alijoi 160 P 3.57

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
alexandrawheaton 155 P 3.16

Interested In Applying

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Cward41 163 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

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jfam21 160 P 3.82

Interested In Applying

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katelinmaatz 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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paigek6 160 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

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Ajp09 174 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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ademma 165 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

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ashleycohen51386 173 P 3.32

Interested In Applying

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rachellu1092 155 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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mjn2051 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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cevaldez08 147 A 3.41

Interested In Applying

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pgovil 156 A 3.65

Interested In Applying

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eqw5129 155 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 years ago
MadeleineEldred 164 A 3.81

Interested In Applying

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lyndseyclos 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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deannalee35 170 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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sonnyp215 160 A 3.86

Interested In Applying

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wtaylor96 162 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

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mgraves325 162 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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graysonmoronta 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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charrington912 160 P 3.35

Interested In Applying

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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kbish77 161 P 3.84

Interested In Applying

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michaelcairo 179 P 3.33

Interested In Applying

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jjel 170 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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VirginiaLefever 162 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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jlb282 163 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

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ATibett 169 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

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Jgurtunca 163 A 3.58

Interested In Applying

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Mhollwedel 172 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
bjolliet 157 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
samicain 162 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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kbrowski 160 P 2.85

Interested In Applying

No - - - 4 years ago
bhatiav 151 A 2.90

Interested In Applying

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jackys239 136 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

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Mari 170 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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hbledsoe 160 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
teanah203 169 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

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aal380 168 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

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aro 160 A 3.56

Interested In Applying

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lizhoadley8 163 A 3.93

Interested In Applying

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PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

Interested In Applying

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kierin 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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ebbio13 145 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
shareinw 168 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
rsh42677 162 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
cdgrant95 158 A 3.15

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
JessicaMariah 150 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
rdford18 142 A 3.91

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 years ago
bp0103 163 A 3.55

Pending

- - - 7 months ago
girlpower87 163 A 3.80

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
bricklerm 161 A 3.84

Pending

11/08/18 - - 11 months ago
tfishman854 163 A 3.96

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
splante8311 159 A 3.60

Pending

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Skula1 167 A 3.83

Pending

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BerezintsevJ 163 A 4.00

Pending

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AEG0031 160 P 3.50

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Pending

12/13/16 02/02/17 - 3 years ago
jessebarrad 164 A 3.55

Pending

11/30/16 11/30/16 - 3 years ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

10/11/16 10/11/16 - 3 years ago
sjustudent94 158 A 3.98

Pending

- - - 3 years ago
JohNQ 163 A 3.00

Pending

- - - 3 years ago
MartinMcSherry 168 A 3.50

Pending

- - - 4 years ago
colombiangal 152 A 3.77

Rejected

- - - one year ago
mpr32 156 A 3.57

Rejected

01/18/16 01/18/16 - 4 years ago
lmfleisc 159 A 3.51

Waitlisted

- - - 3 years ago
helenkim89 163 A 3.46

Waitlisted

- - - 3 years ago
sabrinam 155 A 3.89

Waitlisted

- - - 4 years ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Waitlisted

09/02/15 09/02/15 - 4 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants58765876
Number of Offers15201520
Number of Matriculants280280
75% GPA3.843.84
Median GPA3.743.74
25% GPA3.493.49
75% LSAT167167
Median LSAT166166
25% LSAT160160
2018 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students720
Total Students Receiving Grants668
% of Students Receiving Grants93
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$25,000
25% Grants Amount$20,000
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 (57)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (36)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2018 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (174)
  • Hispanics (41)
  • Black or African American (16)
  • Asian (16)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (0)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (12)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (10)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (15)


  • Total Women% (65)
  • Total Men% (35)
Boston University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 215 87.91% 79.30% 8.61%
2016 212 87.74%
2015 206 96.60%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (164)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (7)
  • Employed Other (7)
  • Unemployed (0)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (0)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association