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George Washington University Law School

George Washington University Law School

+1 202-994-1010

2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Founded in 1865, the George Washington University School of Law is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. It is a private institution that offers a three-year program as well as a four-year part-time program. 2,283 students were accepted out of its 10,585 applicants in fall of 2021, giving GWU an acceptance rate of 21.57%. 481 students chose to enroll in the program. Students at George Washington have a median LSAT score of 167, and a median GPA of 3.83. LSAT scores range from 162 to 168, while GPAs range from 3.57 to 3.91.

Students represent 204 undergraduate institutions in 13 countries, 41 states, and Washington D.C. 31% of students came from a minority background, and 56% are women. The average age for incoming students is 23.

Application fees have been waived for all incoming JD students. A minimum of 1 letter of recommendation is required for entry alongside the LSAT, GRE, or GMAT.

There are 18 available concentrations at George Washington University including Intellectual Property Law, Animal Law, and Health Law. There are also seven joint degree programs where students can earn an MPP, MPA, MBA, MPH, or MA concurrently with their JD. GWU also offers a field placement opportunity, letting more than 500 students participate in hands-on externships, where they earn academic credit and gain valuable experience.

GWU’s tuition is $67,380 for full-time students, and $49,770 for part-time students. About 80% of students receive financial aid of some sort, including scholarships and grants.

94.7% of graduated students are employed within ten months, and over 97.19% pass the bar exam within two years. 148 students from the class of 2021 are employed in law firms with fewer than 250 members, and 156 are employed in those with more than 250. The most popular locations of employment are Washington, D.C., New York, and Virginia.

Approximately 10% of graduates go on to judicial clerkships every year. 22 from the class of 2021 work in federal clerkships, 33 work in local clerkships, and 1 works in an international clerkship position. 39 graduates work in business and industry, 91 work in the government, 30 work in public interest, and 38 work in a career where obtaining a JD is an advantage. The median salary of graduates is .

GW law offers over 60 student organizations on a multitude of topics for students of all backgrounds and interests. Because of its location, students are immersed in Washington, D.C., and have the opportunity to partake and connect with the community around them.

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3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: -
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): 23
    • Minority students: 31%
    • Women: 56%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: -
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 97.19%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 148
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 156
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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