Vanderbilt Law School

Vanderbilt Law School

Among the nation's leading law schools, Vanderbilt stands VLS exterior out as a thriving global community of professionals dedicated to the advancement of justice and society through law. An extensive network of more than 9,000 alumni in 50 states, Washington, D.C., two U.S. territories, and 38 foreign nations reflects the school's national and international reach. Our world-class faculty is committed to providing tomorrow's leaders with the experience, skills and analytic tools they need to tackle difficult problems locally, nationally, and globally. With about 175 students in each entering JD class and an accessible and distinguished faculty, Vanderbilt offers a challenging and collegial intellectual environment in which to prepare for careers in law, public service, business, government or other areas where law and legal reasoning promote positive outcomes for individuals and society.

Contact Info


Website: https://law.vanderbilt.edu/
Address: 131 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Admission Phone: (615) 322-6452
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students538
Student-faculty ratio15:1
Tuition $53,150 per year (full-time, in-state)
$53,150 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$24,910
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline02/15/17
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
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

No 04/06/17 01/04/17 01/17/17 6 months ago
meredith5845 166 A 3.80

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
krheaume 164 A 3.88

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
Lthornto 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
Lowrancc 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
krisbrad57 170 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
Briannemarie23 151 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
Michaelisa 163 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
tsoemily 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 months ago
Sam181 159 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Jennifer.weinberg15 162 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
sndunn01 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
drewrader 165 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
kspecks 176 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
gek18 165 P 3.66

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
bradleyzack115 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
Als07742 159 A 3.88

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
sfens005 160 P 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
adyen 150 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
gthoma37 164 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
mjn2051 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
bwsander 165 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
J.kosik 150 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
dkalter18 161 A 3.07

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Alexandra.lynn 150 P 4.46

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Tommygrossnicklaus 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
cbelle1996 162 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
nmmorton 168 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
alecedwards 168 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Sugarshane 167 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Gionelly.m 160 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
bochenpan 153 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
sarahkerrigan 168 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ctruc001 165 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
mfheath 155 P 3.54

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ERS92 166 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
jackiesade 160 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Lawschool 170 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
dscott6078 160 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
scroberts2 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
andrewblatham 164 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
andrewblatham 164 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
AllysonFleming 168 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jenea24 151 P 3.29

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ebbio13 145 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jheck13 165 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
c2rtaylor 160 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
als327 130 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

05/01/17 05/01/18 05/01/18 2 years ago
Joey 165 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
taybelinske 153 P 3.98

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Snichols12 146 A 3.12

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
DustinLorenzo 163 A 3.90

Pending

- - - 12 months ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

09/14/16 09/14/16 - 12 months ago
JordinPettit 160 P 3.90

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
mrt8fa 165 A 3.85

Pending

11/17/15 - - 2 years ago
etbennet 164 A 3.92

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
mpr32 156 A 3.57

Rejected

12/16/15 12/16/15 - 2 years ago
beachbird10 160 A 3.60

Waitlisted

- - - 5 months ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Waitlisted

12/18/16 01/01/17 02/10/17 8 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants438038520
Number of Offers141314130
Number of Matriculants2042040
75% GPA3.853.850
Median GPA3.73.70
25% GPA3.53.50
75% LSAT1621620
Median LSAT1671670
25% LSAT1681680
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students538
Total Students Receiving Grants486
% of Students Receiving Grants90.3
75% Grant Amount$25,000
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
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 (68.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (18.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (2.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (368)
  • Hispanics (34)
  • Black or African American (60)
  • Asian (25)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (82)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (6)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (17)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (59)


  • Total Women% (51)
  • Total Men% (49)
Vanderbilt Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 180 86.26% 75.98% 10.28%
2014 186 92.50% 76.50% 16.00%
2013 204 95.59% 83.63% 11.96%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (118)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (27)
  • Employed Other (13)
  • Unemployed (29)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (9)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association