New York Law School

New York Law School

Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the City as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since NYLS opened its doors more than 120 years ago, its graduates have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the City, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Our renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, business and finance law, media and information law, tax law, real estate, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. NYLS has more than 15,000 graduates and currently enrolls approximately 1,500 full-time and part-time students in its J.D. program and 95 students in its advanced-degree programs in American business law and taxation. To learn more about the School, click here to see our Viewbook.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.nyls.edu/
Address: 185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013
Admission Phone: (212) 431.2888
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students893
Student-faculty ratio20:1
Tuition $49,240 per year (full-time, in-state)
$49,240 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$37,880 per year (part-time, in-state)
$37,880 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$23,663
Founded In1954
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline07/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

Academic Year

View Only:

Under Represented Minority
International Applicant
Non-Traditional Applicant
Member of the Armed Forces

Points On Graph:

New York Law School

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

New York Law School

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
samanthaperlowitz 153 A 3.10

Accepted

- - - 3 months ago
jgolicz 149 A 3.10

Accepted

- - - 8 months ago
DGlaw6 152 A 3.25

Accepted

Yes 12/15/16 - 01/27/17 9 months ago
zakl19 170 P 3.39

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
hubison91 155 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
DaveHolmes 162 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
MG123 152 A 2.55

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
cruz07 155 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
jessicahuerta16 143 A 3.42

Interested In Applying

No - - - 10 months ago
ashleycohen51386 173 P 3.32

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
yanill123 153 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jdelvecc8 152 A 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Desara 160 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jackiesade 160 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rscruggs2014 152 A 3.18

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
caseyd888 174 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
sandyds 163 A 3.78

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
samlalbert 156 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mblock24 148 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Kltaylo3 156 A 3.20

Pending

03/14/17 03/14/17 - 7 months ago
jaurymj 137 A 3.40

Pending

- - - 8 months ago
Acossack1 150 A 3.49

Pending

- - - 12 months ago
acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

- - - one year ago
masseykamaria 160 A 2.90

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Marjorielluveres 151 A 3.10

Rejected

12/19/16 - - 8 months ago
Whouston94 134 A 3.04

Rejected

- - - 8 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants26672297407
Number of Offers14821317165
Number of Matriculants31425361
75% GPA3.543.543.53
Median GPA3.313.33.32
25% GPA3.023.013.04
75% LSAT149149148
Median LSAT152152150
25% LSAT155155152
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students893
Total Students Receiving Grants590
% of Students Receiving Grants66.1
75% Grant Amount$30,490
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship259
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)96
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship37%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (38.4)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (21.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (2.5)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3.4)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (474)
  • Hispanics (143)
  • Black or African American (65)
  • Asian (57)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (124)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (30)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (33)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (61)


  • Total Women% (57.4)
  • Total Men% (42.6)
New York Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 359 59.05% 78.12% -19.07%
2014 387 72.73% 78.60% -5.87%
2013 543 82.45% 84.76% -2.31%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (505)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (9)
  • Employed Other (0)
  • Unemployed (12)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (6)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association