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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.

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

2017 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 Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$23,313
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline11/15/19
Full-time program application fee$ 85
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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mpatin9 170 P 3.74

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gabbydandrea97 136 A 3.08

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jwright94 165 P 3.85

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DAndre 180 A 3.50

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rjoseph1097 165 P 3.10

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Dmayers 163 P 3.03

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altemus2010 168 P 3.85

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wnm5019 170 P 2.60

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eh1696 172 A 3.97

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JohnGraham 172 A 3.81

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patel.reena1212 168 P 3.87

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bdoyle 160 A 3.43

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anabor 155 P 3.56

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turners 162 A 3.89

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lkrussel 170 P 3.92

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tah112 166 P 3.00

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Omeadows115 166 P 3.90

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Jhemmings98 175 A 3.60

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Kitanathomas98 160 P 3.86

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DiegoAntonioSanchez 168 A 3.80

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marisab4 150 P 3.50

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Sinorman 165 P 3.60

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mia131313 176 P 3.80

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eeh122 150 P 3.71

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5630669 158 P 3.50

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oakleca 175 P 3.70

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conhume 150 P 3.71

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pmillet 165 P 3.10

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hannahdula 160 P 3.50

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Combstyler79 170 P 3.85

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posttm14 165 P 4.00

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Tjb3fc 173 A 3.58

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KiyanaGrimes 161 P 3.96

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Petestheman 168 P 3.80

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zakl19 170 P 3.39

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spat0390 173 P 3.89

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DaveHolmes 162 A 3.85

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francescad6 150 P 3.50

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DEJESUSESTER93 173 P 3.86

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laranda 175 P 3.30

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DoryspedM 157 P 3.80

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Karidaeg 165 P 3.30

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JMac5 165 P 3.50

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DonValentin 170 P 2.79

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danilinda 150 A 3.92

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Crostoem 172 A 3.82

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Cward41 163 P 3.51

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javiergerardo 175 P 3.00

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s1ton 170 P 3.91

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emilybak 165 P 4.00

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paigek6 160 P 3.80

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RedBadger2112 169 A 3.20

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rharke 170 P 3.76

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mikaroniep 173 P 3.70

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lawschoolstuff16 170 P 3.10

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Saba96 165 P 4.00

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mdonnelly 170 P 3.90

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Toastob11 163 A 3.65

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katherinedwahl 157 A 3.72

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Nicholas.villante 169 A 3.63

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mquinonez21 172 P 3.10

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Undergradstudent 180 P 4.00

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Amarino1313 160 P 3.72

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T_hussain 178 P 3.75

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Rac310 172 P 3.94

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Dana.biechele-speziale079 170 P 3.97

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Rcm40 144 A 3.82

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Ms8251a 150 P 3.10

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alyssasuszek 165 P 2.65

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Siyao.li 173 P 3.75

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Dettdc13 170 P 3.45

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yanill123 153 A 3.70

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gcorrado 165 P 3.73

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avilent 171 A 4.00

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Shanakhoja 173 P 3.40

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alecedwards 168 P 3.67

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

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michaelcairo 179 P 3.33

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sporras 170 P 3.93

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melasava 174 A 4.00

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lizzipeled 173 A 3.92

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mehreen12 175 P 3.40

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Gordonbasil1 170 P 3.30

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trinity 160 P 2.85

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gbn9 154 P 3.82

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Eagle47 169 A 3.62

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acounts 173 P 3.60

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whitralston2018 180 A 3.72

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sabrinaromaine 164 A 3.60

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ac5178 171 A 3.75

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hanyzerbz 164 P 3.84

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maryann567 170 P 3.83

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Splitter 169 A 3.36

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juken001 170 P 3.72

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ET2019 168 P 3.70

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jackiesade 160 A 3.95

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auerbachjordan 173 P 3.60

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jamesj 160 P 3.80

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caseyd888 174 P 3.50

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Mari 170 P 3.90

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btreed 165 P 3.54

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salonim 167 A 3.85

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nicolemariek 159 A 3.87

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kevin0713b 172 P 3.75

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MEngler 170 P 3.00

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Tzivyabeck 171 P 3.93

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sfischer22 172 A 3.85

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cayleystark 169 A 3.85

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danielpla 170 A 3.40

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drichmond44 162 A 3.62

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jjervis 170 P 3.71

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dcanic 158 A 3.42

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Danirahdowns 175 P 3.42

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Juliotorres96 155 P 3.48

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Smallryantim 169 A 3.78

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

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sandyds 163 A 3.78

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elimedina39 169 P 3.95

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mikaylasheri24 165 P 3.80

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Vivianagalindo 140 P 3.50

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manujr1302 150 P 3.50

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tsfranci 159 P 2.00

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bbuck96 120 P 3.73

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PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

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RobertStark 164 A 3.75

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Kschultz13 176 A 3.83

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katyshin 168 A 3.72

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joebarton9 153 A 3.63

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NPerdomo2 174 A 3.20

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dmarsha7 142 P 3.72

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joebaillargeon 165 A 3.90

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asanchez86 140 P 4.00

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nkem254 171 P 3.88

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jprath7 171 A 3.93

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ashersfl 163 A 3.90

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Zackattack341 175 A 3.75

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chs999 179 A 4.00

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chs999 179 A 4.00

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anonymous 163 A 3.81

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okamuram 172 A 3.86

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hody 175 A 3.99

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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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colombiangal 152 A 3.77

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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 Applicants58295829
Number of Offers11881188
Number of Matriculants363363
75% GPA3.803.80
Median GPA3.703.70
25% GPA3.563.56
75% LSAT173173
Median LSAT171171
25% LSAT169169
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students1234
Total Students Receiving Grants653
% of Students Receiving Grants53
75% Grant Amount$31,524
Median Grant Amount$22,000
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 (35)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (12)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (5)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (214)
  • Hispanics (33)
  • Black or African American (43)
  • Asian (47)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (10)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (2)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (39)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (10)


  • Total Women% (50)
  • Total Men% (49)
Columbia University Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 425 96.71%
2016 376 95.21%
2015 408 91.91%

Total Graduates 2017

  • 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