City University of New York School of Law

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City University of New York School of Law

CUNY School of Law is the premier public interest law school in the country. It trains lawyers to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in their communities. CUNY Law pioneered the model of integrating a lawyering curriculum with traditional doctrinal study. The school has been praised in a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, "Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law," for being one of the few law schools in the country to prepare students for practice through instruction in theory, skills, and ethics.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.cuny.edu/index.html
Address: 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission Phone: (718) 340-4210
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students359
Student-faculty ratio10:1
Tuition $14,663 per year (full-time, in-state)
$23,983 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$13,726 per year (part-time, in-state)
$22,426 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$20,261
Founded In1985
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline06/15/19
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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City University of New York School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

City University of New York School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
spicy_boiii 160 P 3.10

06/15/18 06/15/18 06/15/18 6 months ago
MelBryan11 143 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
maryjanenelson 165 P 3.35

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
5630669 158 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jshelton 154 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

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hubison91 144 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

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kmacfeeters 153 A 3.76

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ashleycohen51386 173 P 3.32

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
hoyo12 170 A 2.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
CPrice 147 A 2.98

Interested In Applying

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caseyd888 174 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
nmohan93 143 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Kachira25 164 P 3.02

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Jeanelle2020 136 A 3.70

Rejected

12/26/17 01/26/18 - 8 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants14601460
Number of Offers593593
Number of Matriculants181181
75% GPA3.543.54
Median GPA3.263.26
25% GPA2.942.94
75% LSAT157157
Median LSAT153153
25% LSAT150150
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students434
Total Students Receiving Grants185
% of Students Receiving Grants43
75% Grant Amount$12,320
Median Grant Amount$5,000
25% Grants Amount$4,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship26
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship0%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (24)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (16)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (90)
  • Hispanics (38)
  • Black or African American (24)
  • Asian (19)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (6)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (5)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (4)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (6)


  • Total Women% (57)
  • Total Men% (42)
City University of New York School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 95 86.32%
2016 109 76.15%
2015 108 87.96%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (81)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (41)
  • Employed Other (11)
  • Unemployed (24)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (0)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association