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The Entering Class of 2023
177
Class Size
74
Minority Students
23
Median Age

177: Entering J.D. students (including JD/LL.M; JD/Master en Droit; JD/M.LL.B.)

4,000: J.D. applications received (approximately)

609: Total J.D. enrollment

  • Median Age: 23
  • Men: 52 percent
  • Women: 47 percent
  • Did not indicate: 1 percent
  • Minority: 42 percent
  • Straight from college: 31 percent
  • Number of colleges/universities represented: 127
  • Number of undergraduate majors represented: 46
  • Number who graduated from Cornell undergrad: 13
  • Number of states represented: 33
  • Number of countries represented: 10
Grade Point Averages of Entering Class
3.86
Median GPA
3.76
25th percentile GPA
3.93
75th percentile GPA
LSAT Scores of Entering Class
168
Median LSAT
164
25th Percentile LSAT
169
75th Percentile LSAT
Faculty
5.7:1
students-to-faculty ratio
57
full-time faculty
51
part-time faculty

With a low student-faculty ratio, you’ll have more opportunities to interact with and get to know your professors than at most top law schools.

Employment/Bar Passage
$
190K
median full-time employed salary for Class of 2018
97%
of 2018 graduates employed within 10 months of graduation
94.9%
of graduates from the Class of 2018 passed the New York State Bar

Upon graduation, Cornell Law students are fully prepared for the challenges of the legal landscape. Plus, they stand out in the employment marketplace.

LL.M. & J.S.D Students
  • Total LL.M. Enrollment: 101
  • LL.M. Applications Received: 1,086
  • Number of countries represented: 36
  • Entering J.S.D. Students: 2
  • Total J.S.D. Enrollment: 11
Courses
170
+
law courses offered at Cornell Law School
70%
of upper division courses had fewer than 25 students
73%
of the Class of 2020 took at least one clinical course

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