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Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School

+1 617-552-4351

885 Centre St. Newton Centre, MA 2459

Boston College Law School is a private institution founded in 1929 and is located in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. The university accepted 1,496 of its 6,368 applicants in fall of 2021, giving it an acceptance rate of 23.49%. Of the 341 students enrolled, the median LSAT score is 165, and the median GPA is 3.69. The range of LSAT scores is 161 to 167, while GPAs range from 3.52 to 3.81. There is a $75 admission fee, and two to four letters of recommendation are required for admission.

The average age of students at Boston College is 24. 54% are women and 32% are of a minority background. Students represented 158 undergraduate institutions across 31 states and D.C. 14% of students are international.

Tuition is $63,130, and all applicants are considered for merit scholarships at the time of application. 95% of incoming students received financial aid. For veterans, there is a $6,000 Yellow Ribbon scholarship matched by Veterans Affairs for a total of $12,000 in financial aid.

The university offers a multitude of joint degree programs, where students can earn their MBA, MSW, MEd, Ma, Ph.D., or MPH. First-year students study a variety of topics ranging from corporate law to public policy. With the university’s holistic approach, students can personalize their courses, and take classes that interest them, including Constitutional law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and more. Students take six credits of experiential learning and can combine a traditional classroom experience with hands-on learning. The student/teacher ratio is 7.1 to 1.

95.6% of students pass the bar exam within two years of graduation and 95.5% of graduates are employed ten months after graduation. The highest concentration of employment is in Massachusetts, New York, and D.C.

24 graduates from the class of 2021 hold clerkship positions, 13 working at a federal level, and 11 working at either the state, local, or local level. 11 graduates are employed in industries where holding a JD is an advantage. 22 work in business, 19 in government, 1 in education, and 8 in public interest. 49 are employed in small law firms, and 95 worked in those larger than 250. The median salary of graduates is .

A wide variety of student organizations are on campus which encompass many interests ranging from identity to academics. Boston College Law School is located in the Boston area, which offers many recreational activities and historical centers such as the Freedom Trail and Quincy Market.

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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: 32%
    • Women: 54%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: -
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 95.5%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 49
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 95
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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