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University of Virginia School of Law

University of Virginia School of Law

+1 434-924-7354

580 Massie Road Charlottesville, VA 22903

The University of Virginia School of Law was founded in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is the second oldest continuously operating law school in the country.

For the fall of 2021 entering class, there was an acceptance rate of 9.66%. 7,047 students applied, 681 applications were accepted, and 286 students joined the first-year class. Admitted students have a median LSAT score of 171 and a median GPA of 3.91.

All competitive applicants are contacted for an interview during the admissions process. Prospective students may submit the LSAT or GRE for consideration as well as two letters of recommendation.

36% of the student population at UVA School of Law are minorities and 51% are women. They represent 133 undergraduate institutions and 39 states as well as Washington, D.C. Students are 24 years old, on average.

Tuition is $47,900 for in-state students and $52,900 for out-of-state students. Each year, merit scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition coverage are awarded. Further, GI Bill benefits are available.

There are 18 concentrations to choose from including Criminal Justice, Health Law, Family Law, Tax Law, Race and Law, Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Communications and Media Law, and more. Further, there are dual degree options for public health, public policy, accounting, and other topic areas.

In total, there are more than 250 seminars and courses offered by the school each year. Some of the unique topics which will be covered in the law curriculum for 2022 are cryptocurrency and barbarian law and statistical analyses. There are opportunities to work in hands-on clinics, intensive short courses, public speaking courses, and more.

98.1% of students are employed within ten months of graduation and the median salary earned is $210,000. 99.3% of graduates pass the bar exam within two years of completing their degree. 25 students from the class of 2021 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 189 are employed in large law firms (251 or larger).

Most graduates are employed in Washington, D.C., New York, or Texas. 328 are employed in careers which require passing the bar exam and 63 hold clerkship placements.

There are more than 50 student-led groups to be a part of on campus and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains offer many opportunities for those who love exploring the outdoors. Charlottesville itself is full of culture, history, and charm. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is in close proximity to campus as is James Monroe’s Ashlawn Highland.

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Length of Program
3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: -
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): 24
    • Minority students: 36%
    • Women: 51%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: -
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 99.3%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 25
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 189
    • Median salary of graduate: $210,000

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