Boston University School of Law

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]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students674
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $51,210 per year (full-time, in-state)
$51,210 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$18,902
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/18
Full-time program application fee$ 85
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/18
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Boston University School of Law

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
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

Yes 01/09/17 - 02/02/17 7 months ago
schen11111 165 A 3.50

Accepted

Yes - - - 8 months ago
pmillet 165 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 days ago
jonahshaf 159 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 days ago
aimster13 161 A 3.93

Interested In Applying

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johannzebastian 163 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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christaandersen 165 P 3.82

Interested In Applying

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krisbrad57 170 P 3.95

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 - - - 3 months ago
pauldjjohnson 163 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

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dvald9570 158 A 3.97

Interested In Applying

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gioshep 167 P 2.90

Interested In Applying

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Skula1 167 A 3.83

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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Jeanelle1990 175 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

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gabrielad 160 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

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alijoi 160 P 3.57

Interested In Applying

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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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abbysnells 155 P 3.50

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

- - - 12 months ago
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 - - - 12 months ago
MadeleineEldred 164 A 3.81

Interested In Applying

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lyndseyclos 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
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

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bjolliet 157 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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samicain 162 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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kbrowski 160 P 2.85

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
bhatiav 165 P 3.25

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

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teanah203 169 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
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

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shareinw 168 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

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rsh42677 162 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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cdgrant95 175 P 3.02

Interested In Applying

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JessicaMariah 150 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

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rdford18 142 A 3.91

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
AEG0031 160 P 3.50

Pending

- - - 2 months ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Pending

12/13/16 02/02/17 - 9 months ago
jessebarrad 164 A 3.55

Pending

11/30/16 11/30/16 - 11 months ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

10/11/16 10/11/16 - 12 months ago
sjustudent94 158 A 3.98

Pending

- - - 12 months ago
JohNQ 163 A 3.00

Pending

- - - one year ago
MartinMcSherry 168 A 3.50

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
mpr32 156 A 3.57

Rejected

01/18/16 01/18/16 - 2 years ago
lmfleisc 159 A 3.51

Waitlisted

- - - 9 months ago
helenkim89 163 A 3.46

Waitlisted

- - - 9 months ago
sabrinam 155 A 3.89

Waitlisted

- - - 2 years ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Waitlisted

09/02/15 09/02/15 - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants480442480
Number of Offers140914090
Number of Matriculants2572570
75% GPA3.773.770
Median GPA3.683.680
25% GPA3.523.520
75% LSAT1611610
Median LSAT1641640
25% LSAT1651650
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students674
Total Students Receiving Grants616
% of Students Receiving Grants91.4
75% Grant Amount$28,000
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 (55.3)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (30.7)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (5)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.3)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (444)
  • Hispanics (84)
  • Black or African American (33)
  • Asian (56)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (92)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (23)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (30)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (38)


  • Total Women% (53)
  • Total Men% (47)
Boston University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 216 91.21% 78.80% 12.41%
2014 237 92.78% 81.88% 10.90%
2013 274 94.66% 86.86% 7.80%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (112)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (18)
  • Employed Other (5)
  • Unemployed (10)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association