City University of New York School of Law

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]

2016 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 ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$20,261
Founded In1985
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline06/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/17
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
jshelton 154 A 3.26

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hubison91 155 P 3.10

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kmacfeeters 147 A 3.76

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- - - 7 months ago
ashleycohen51386 173 P 3.32

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- - - 11 months ago
hoyo12 170 A 2.50

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- - - 12 months ago
CPrice 147 A 2.98

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caseyd888 174 P 3.50

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nmohan93 143 A 3.47

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Kachira25 164 P 3.02

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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants14471034311
Number of Offers657557100
Number of Matriculants19314053
75% GPA3.573.583.53
Median GPA3.233.233.2
25% GPA2.962.962.96
75% LSAT149149148
Median LSAT151152150
25% LSAT155156153
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students359
Total Students Receiving Grants182
% of Students Receiving Grants50.7
75% Grant Amount$10,365
Median Grant Amount$5,000
25% Grants Amount$3,500
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship32
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship0%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (30.9)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (15.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (4.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (184)
  • Hispanics (89)
  • Black or African American (51)
  • Asian (45)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (62)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (40)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (14)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (8)


  • Total Women% (62.2)
  • Total Men% (37.3)
City University of New York School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 107 81.05% 78.12% 2.93%
2014 148 77.44% 78.60% -1.16%
2013 136 79.20% 84.76% -5.56%

Total Graduates 2016

  • 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