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Cornell University
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-3626
Fax: 607-255-7193
Website: www.lawschool.cornell.edu
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The Basics

Type of School
Private
Term Semester
Application deadline
11/1/2014  1/6/2015  2/1/2015
Application Fee
$80
Financial aid deadline
3/16/2015
Can first year start other than fall?
No


Curriculum (2013-2014 academic year)

    Full-Time Part-Time
Typical first-year section size
  34 0
Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum
  164  
Number of upper division classroom course sections Under 25 115   
  25 - 49
21   
  50 - 74
11   
  75 - 99
 
  100+  
Number of positions available in simulation courses   474   
Number of simulation positions filled
349  0
Number of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses
202  
Number of faculty supervised clinical positions filled
183  0
Number of field placement positions filled   35  0
Number of students who enrolled in independent study   82  0
Number of students who participated in law journals   294 0  

Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions   20  0  

Number of credit hours required to graduate   84    


J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity (2014-2015 academic year)

  Men   Women   Full-Time   Part-Time   First-Year Total     J.D. Deg
  # % # % # % # % # % # % Awrd
Hispanics of any race 35 10.8  25  9.2  60 10.1  0 0 19 9.4  60 10.1  26
Amer Ind/Alsk Native 2.2  1.8  12 0 0 2.5 12
Asian 38 11.8 44 16.2 82  13.8 0 0 32  15.8 82  13.8 29 
Black/Afr Amer 12 3.7 26 9.6 38 6.4 0 0 10  4.9 38 6.4 14
Nat Haw/Pac Isl 0.6 1.5  0 0 0.5 0
Two or more races 2.5  0.7  10  1.7  0 0 3.9  10  1.7  0
Total Minority 102  31.6  106 39  208 35 0 0 75  36.9 208 35 75
White 143 44.3  110 40.4 253 42.5 0 0 91  44.8 253 42.5 96 
Nonresident Alien 45  13.9 37 13.6 82  13.8 0 0 22 10.8 82  13.8 20 
Race/Eth Unknown 33  10.2  19 52  8.7  0 0 15 7.4  52  8.7  0
Total 323 54.3 272 45.7 595  100 0 0 203  34.1 595  100 191

Transfers (2013-2014 academic year)

Transfers In
Transfers Out
17

Tuition and Fees (2014-2015 academic year)

  Resident Non-Resident
Full-Time $59,360 $59,360
Part-Time $ $
Tuition Guarantee Program
  No


Living Expenses (2014-2015 academic year)

Estimated Living Expenses for singles

Living on Campus
Living Off Campus
Living at Home
$19,988 $19,988 $19,988

GPA and LSAT Scores (2014 calendar year)

  Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of apps
4,006 4,006 0
Number of offers
1,214 1,214 0
Number of matrics
203  203  0
75% GPA
3.73 3.73 0.0
Median GPA
3.66 3.66 0.0
25% GPA
3.52 3.52 0.0
75% LSAT
167 167 0
Median LSAT
167 167 0
25% LSAT
165 165 0

Faculty and Adminstrators (2014 calendar year)

  Total Men Women Minorities
  Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall
Full-Time 45 47 27 24  18  23 12
Other Full-Time                
Deans, librarians & others who teach 13 11 6 2 2
Part-Time 31  33  27  20  13 1
  89  91 60  49  29  42  11 15
Student faculty ration  10.32 to 1       

Grants and Scholarships (2013-2014 academic year)

  Total   Full-Time   Part-Time  
  # % # % # %
Total number of students
604  100 604  100 0 0
Total number receiving grants
299 49.5 299 49.5 0 0
Less than 1/2 tuition
239 39.6 239 39.6  0 0
Half to full tuition
60  9.9 60 9.9  0 0
Full tuition
0 0 0 0 0 0
More than full tuition
0 0 0 0 0 0
75% grant amount
  $25,000     $0  
Median grant amount
  $15,000     $0  
25% grant amount
  $10,000     $0  

Note: The law school does not offer conditional scholarships as defined by Section 509(e) and Interpretation 509-4 of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools.


J.D. Attrition (2013-2014 academic year)

  Academic Other Total  
  # # # %
1st year
0 0 0
2nd year 0 18 9.5 
3rd year 0 0.9 
4th year 0 0 0 0

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2012)

First-Time Takers:
191    
 
Jurisdiction
Takers Passers
Pass %
State %
Diff. %
New York
131 120 91.60 81.55 10.05
Massachusetts 15 15 100.00 85.20 14.80
     Reporting %: Avg. School
Pass %
 Avg. State
Pass %
 Avg. Pass
Diff. %
     76.44  92.46 81.92 10.54

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2013)

First-Time Takers:
189    
 
Jurisdiction
Takers Passers
Pass %
State %
Diff. %
New York
142 134 94.37 84.76 9.61 
    Reporting %: Avg. School
Pass %
Avg. State
Pass %
Avg. Pass
Diff. %
    75.13  94.37 84.92 9.61 

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2011)

First-Time Takers:
193    
 
Jurisdiction
Takers Passers
Pass %
State %
Diff. %
New York
133 122 91.73 85.03 6.70 
   



    Reporting %: Avg. School
Pass %
Avg. State
Pass %
Avg. Pass
Diff. %
    68.91  91.73 85.03 6.70

 

Graduate employment data

Transfers and transfer credit policy (pdf)

Curricular offerings, academic calendar and academic requirements

Tuition refund policy (pdf)