Cornell University Law School

Cornell University Law School

Cornell Law School is housed in Myron Taylor Hall, one of the signature complexes in Cornell University's beautiful central campus. The university itself, the largest of the Ivy League universities, is perched on a sprawling campus that overlooks Ithaca, New York, and Cayuga Lake, one of central New York's Finger Lakes. While Cornell University is large (roughly 19,000 students), the law school is small (roughly 660 students: 70–80 LLM students and 590 JD students). This allows for a collegial and supportive law school experience combined with the resources and opportunities afforded by the larger university community. The Cornell Law School mission has been international in scope and purpose since its founding in 1887. Graduates are trained to succeed in a rapidly evolving transnational environment. The faculty's teaching and research is internationally respected and the student body is drawn from around the globe.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/
Address: Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
Admission Phone: (607) 255-5141
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students627
Student-faculty ratio12:1
Tuition $61,485 per year (full-time, in-state)
$61,485 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$23,436
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 80
Financial Aid Deadline03/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Cornell University Law School

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Cornell University Law School

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

No 01/01/17 01/03/17 02/07/17 7 months ago
alanronaldo10 167 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
zakl19 170 P 3.39

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
Michaelisa 163 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
Jesse9081 168 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Dbrey 166 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Jeanelle1990 175 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
gladiatorjoa 168 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
tsoemily 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
cruz07 155 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
aj4faith 162 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
mdonnelly 170 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
Sd5068a 150 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
katherinedwahl 157 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
bkaam2015 164 P 3.98

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
dfoster33 160 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
wchai 155 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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trinity 160 P 2.85

Interested In Applying

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gbn9 154 P 3.82

Interested In Applying

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whitralston2018 180 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

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Splitter 169 A 3.36

Interested In Applying

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teakogun 165 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

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hbraidma 163 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

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hbraidma 163 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

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Mariowillis08 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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WrightLaw10 180 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
danielpla 170 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

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jjervis 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jgaeta4589 164 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

11/30/15 - - 2 years ago
Juliotorres96 155 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
samlalbert 156 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

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alexnoll 168 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
katyshin 168 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
shareinw 168 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
dmarsha7 142 P 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
joebaillargeon 165 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
JessicaMariah 150 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kangaroo68 166 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
wnm5019 180 A 2.77

Pending

No 02/01/18 02/01/18 - 3 weeks ago
kls62 170 A 3.73

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
abcdannyy 169 A 3.63

Pending

- - - 11 months ago
mrt8fa 165 A 3.85

Pending

11/17/15 - - 2 years ago
cnani 160 A 3.60

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
beachbird10 160 A 3.60

Rejected

- - - 5 months ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Rejected

12/16/16 01/01/17 01/27/17 9 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants410138990
Number of Offers9879870
Number of Matriculants1941940
75% GPA3.813.810
Median GPA3.733.730
25% GPA3.63.60
75% LSAT1631630
Median LSAT1671670
25% LSAT1681680
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students627
Total Students Receiving Grants414
% of Students Receiving Grants66
75% Grant Amount$35,000
Median Grant Amount$22,000
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 (41.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (23.4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.6)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (266)
  • Hispanics (64)
  • Black or African American (38)
  • Asian (93)
  • American Indian / Native (13)
  • Other (167)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (25)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (71)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (71)


  • Total Women% (43.4)
  • Total Men% (56.6)
Cornell University Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 207 93.33% 76.19% 17.14%
2014 185 91.61% 78.60% 13.01%
2013 189 94.37% 84.76% 9.61%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (74)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (18)
  • Employed Other (5)
  • Unemployed (20)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (6)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association