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Location

116th St & Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States of America

Contacts

Website: http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applicants
Phone: (212) 854-2670
Admissions e-mail: admissions@law.columbia.edu

Program Information

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    • 3 years
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  • Joint programs are available:
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Admission statistics

Entering Class of 2016

  • Total number of applicants: 5,877
  • Total number of students enrolled: 391
    • Women: 46%
    • International: 13%
    • Students of Color: 39%
    • Median LSAT: 172
    • Average LSAT: 170
    • Median UGPA: 3.70
    • Average UGPA: 3.68

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Courses
    • None in particular

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GPA

  • Minimum GPA: none
  • Median GPA of Entering class 2016: 3.70
  • Average GPA of Entering class 2016: 3.68

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LSAT

  • Minimum score: none
  • Median score of Entering class 2016: 172
  • Average score of Entering class 2016: 170
  • If LSAT was taken more than once, all LSAT scores will be considered
  • The LSAT must be taken before December 2017 to qualify for this application cycle. Scores older than five years will not be accepted.

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Supporting Documents

  • Application Form through LSAC
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts from universities attended
  • Letters of Reference (2)
    • Both should be academic letters if currently enrolled in an academic institution
  • LSAT Score
  • Optional Supplemental Statements
  • Dean's Letter, if applicable
  • USD$ 85 non-refundable Application Fee

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Interview

  • Some candidates are selected for an interview, however it is not required for the admissions process
  • Skype interview

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • September 1, 2017: Applicants may begin to submit applications to the J.D. program
  • September 16, 2017: Last LSAT administration date that meets the Early Decision Plan deadline.
  • November 15, 2017: Early Decision Plan application deadline
  • December 2, 2017: Last LSAT administration date that meets Regular Admission deadline
  • January 1, 2018: Free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) may be submitted
  • February 15, 2018: Regular Admission application deadline
  • March 1, 2018: Financial Aid Application deadline
  • September, 2018: Classes begin

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • First year tuition: USD$ 65,252
  • Total first year budget (including tuition and housing and living expenses): USD$ 93,740

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