Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School

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Basic Information
Type: 
Private
Enrollment: 
631

Cornell is located in Ithaca, N.Y., and is another legal education powerhouse in the Northeast region.

It had the best employment rate in the Northeast for the class of 2014, reporting that 96.9 percent were employed. It also excelled on the bar exam — 94 percent of test-takers passed the New York bar on the first try compared to the state average of 85 percent.  

 Cornell also fared well in the recent ranking of preLaw magazine’s Most Diverse law schools, receiving an A-minus. It recently hired one of the only Hispanic law deans in the country— Eduardo Penalver — in 2014.

 When it comes to class size, it ranks second in the region, with a 10 to 1 teacher-to-student ratio.

So yes, it can boast of some pretty heady accomplishments. However, you pay for what you get. The school is one of the most expensive in the region, with yearly tuition of $53,360 in 2014-2105. It is also is difficult to get into, as it competes with other top school across the country for students, admitting 29 percent of applicants in 2012.

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
11/1
Application Fee: 

$80

Financial Aid Deadline: 

3/15

 LSATGPA
75th Percentile1683.81
Median1673.77
25th Percentile1633.6
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$63,327$63,327
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$25000
Percent receiving grants72.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 95.50%
NJ Employment94.42
Bar Passage92.76%
State80.78%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2019: Most Diverse: 
A
Employment 2018: 
A
Concentrations: 
Business, Corporate, Banking
Public Interest/Social Justice
Trial Advocacy
Website: 
www.lawschool.cornell.edu
Phone: 
607-254-4636