New England Law | Boston

New England Law | Boston

Located in downtown Boston, New England Law | Boston is an educational community noted for substantive instruction with a strong foundation in ethics. Our highly qualified and accessible faculty is committed to both teaching and scholarship. The New England Law academic program emphasizes extensive preparation in practical skills, including instruction in legal writing and clinical work. Founded in 1908 as Portia Law School, the only law school established exclusively for the education of women, our institution has been coeducational since 1938. New England Law is proud of the level of assistance that we offer to those planning to apply to a law school.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.nesl.edu/
Address: 154 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
Admission Phone: (617) 422-7210
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students688
Student-faculty ratio35:1
Tuition $47,054 per year (full-time, in-state)
$47,054 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$35,330 per year (part-time, in-state)
$35,330 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$22,312
Founded In1973
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 65
Financial Aid Deadline03/20/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
cevaldez08 147 A 3.41

Accepted

Yes 01/23/17 01/23/17 02/14/17 10 months ago
jamieb1127 151 A 2.90

Accepted

- - - 2 years ago
mcnealus18 145 P 2.86

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
Jkarpel2014 150 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
kbrowski 160 P 2.85

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
mz399713 155 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
joelarpin 165 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
vachambe 152 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Allisonbarnard07 142 A 2.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants14251230253
Number of Offers953818135
Number of Matriculants17212052
75% GPA3.493.53.41
Median GPA3.23.283.12
25% GPA2.852.932.77
75% LSAT146146146
Median LSAT150150150
25% LSAT153153154
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students688
Total Students Receiving Grants404
% of Students Receiving Grants58.7
75% Grant Amount$35,000
Median Grant Amount$28,186
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship112
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)16
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship14%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (21.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (23.5)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (13.4)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (409)
  • Hispanics (70)
  • Black or African American (52)
  • Asian (31)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (60)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (21)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (14)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (25)


  • Total Women% (57.1)
  • Total Men% (42.9)
New England Law | Boston Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 309 65.63% 78.85% -13.22%
2014 291 77.03% 82.10% -5.07%
2013 339 89.19% 87.20% 1.99%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (78)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (8)
  • Employed Other (5)
  • Unemployed (13)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association