Columbia University Law School

Columbia University Law School

Renowned for its intellectual rigor and high professional standards, Columbia Law School remains steadfastly committed to providing the best legal education in the country. Columbia embraces an interdisciplinary approach to legal studies, offering a broad curriculum across legal and other disciplines that demands and deepens analytical thought. Our areas of study range from environmental law; civil procedure and dispute resolution; corporate and securities law; intellectual property; international and comparative law; criminal law; and administrative law and public policy to human rights; gender and sexuality law; health care and the law; history and philosophy of law; and racial, economic, and social justice.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.law.columbia.edu/
Address: 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10025
Admission Phone: (212) 854-2670
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students1167
Student-faculty ratio8:1
Tuition $65,260 per year (full-time, in-state)
$65,260 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$23,313
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline11/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 85
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Combstyler79 170 P 3.76

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mdonnelly 170 P 3.90

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T_hussain 178 P 3.75

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

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Juliotorres96 155 P 3.48

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Smallryantim 169 A 3.78

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mikaylasheri24 165 P 3.80

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bbuck96 120 P 3.73

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PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

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Kschultz13 176 A 3.83

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asanchez86 140 P 4.00

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nkem254 171 P 3.88

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chs999 179 A 4.00

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chs999 179 A 4.00

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wnm5019 180 A 2.77

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kls62 170 A 3.73

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mrt8fa 165 A 3.85

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tiarabertram 165 A 3.04

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beachbird10 160 A 3.60

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cfendian 161 A 3.86

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Nfinkels 180 A 2.94

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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants587757160
Number of Offers122412240
Number of Matriculants3913910
75% GPA3.813.810
Median GPA3.73.70
25% GPA3.563.560
75% LSAT1681680
Median LSAT1721720
25% LSAT1741740
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students1167
Total Students Receiving Grants591
% of Students Receiving Grants50.6
75% Grant Amount$30,312
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$12,000
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 (34.4)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (12.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (3.6)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (640)
  • Hispanics (86)
  • Black or African American (115)
  • Asian (176)
  • American Indian / Native (7)
  • Other (210)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (16)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (141)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (53)


  • Total Women% (48.2)
  • Total Men% (51.8)
Columbia University Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 394 92.71% 78.12% 14.59%
2014 471 92.37% 78.60% 13.77%
2013 435 96.26% 84.76% 11.50%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (87)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (39)
  • Employed Other (27)
  • Unemployed (24)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association