Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

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Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

The decision to attend law school remains a sound, smart, and fulfilling investment in yourself and your future. In a complex world facing many serious challenges, the need for competent, ethical, and compassionate legal practitioners is stronger than ever. Located near the heart of Washington, D.C., a city like no other and the center of our nation’s legal system, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) is among the best choices you can make if your goal is to graduate with the skills — such as critical legal analysis, legal writing, and effective oral advocacy—that are essential to successful legal practice in the 21st century. At every turn, our approach to legal education can be summarized with three words: practical, focused, and connected. Practical means you will learn by doing; focused offers the chance to choose among many different areas of legal study for academic emphasis; connected describes professors who take a personal interest in you, students who treat each other like family, and a supportive alumni network.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.edu/
Address: 3600 John McCormack Dr NE, Washington, DC 20064
Admission Phone: (202) 319-5151
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students420
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $48,445 per year (full-time, in-state)
$48,445 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$34,925 per year (part-time, in-state)
$34,925 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$19,424
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline06/30/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline09/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
DGlaw6 152 A 3.25

Accepted

Yes 01/05/17 - 01/25/17 9 months ago
adeck 156 A 3.24

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
LBuckner001 156 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
kmacfeeters 147 A 3.76

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
wbrehm23 165 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
davisd1 162 P 2.93

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
mlav 149 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
lindsayap 151 A 2.90

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jdupuy 152 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ninja14 151 A 3.64

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
klharrison08 150 P 3.41

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rnthinnes 150 A 3.27

Pending

12/04/16 - - 9 months ago
lexicallogan 150 A 3.75

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
JusticeDST 150 A 2.75

Pending

- - - one year ago
Thinnern 152 A 3.28

Waitlisted

No - - - 7 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants12651016259
Number of Offers648527121
Number of Matriculants1238835
75% GPA3.493.513.44
Median GPA3.263.283.22
25% GPA3.13.122.89
75% LSAT150150151
Median LSAT154154154
25% LSAT155155157
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students420
Total Students Receiving Grants330
% of Students Receiving Grants78.6
75% Grant Amount$26,000
Median Grant Amount$16,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
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 (49.3)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (28.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.7)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (146)
  • Hispanics (22)
  • Black or African American (32)
  • Asian (2)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (176)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (12)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (3)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (161)


  • Total Women% (51.1)
  • Total Men% (48.9)
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 144 53.16% 72.72% -19.56%
2014 175 71.14% 75.76% -4.62%
2013 246 75.70% 80.19% -4.49%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (89)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (20)
  • Employed Other (15)
  • Unemployed (57)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (5)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association