New York Law School

New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

LSAT: 153 to 157
GPA: 3.00 to 3.48
Enrollment: 1923
Application Deadline: 4/1

New York Law School, founded in 1891, is one of the oldest independent law schools in the country. The law school is located in Manhattan’s historic district, TriBeCa, in Lower Manhattan — an extraordinary setting in one of the city’s most colorful and dynamic neighborhoods.

The law school, which boasts the city’s largest full time program, opened a new building last year, doubling the size of the school’s facilities and providing the most modern and technologically advanced law building in NYC.

Dean Rick Matasar said the law school embraces a set of core values, which includes embracing innovation.

“We want to find the right program for each student,” he said. “Our tuition never increases for students once they are accepted. That allows them to do some better financial planning while they are in law school.”

NYLS received a B- in winter 2011 issue for Best Public Interest Law School. Among their other popular programs include, real estate, fashion, international law, financial services law, among others.

NYLS is also proud of its first time bar exam takers, which is an average 97.25 percent compared to that state average of 88.98 percent.

Tuition: $44,800
Median grant awarded: $10,000
Percent receiving grants: 40.5%
Bar Passage Rate/State Rate: 81.14%/86.51%
Post-grad employment rate: 88.3%
Average first-year class size: 103
Minority enrollment: 24.3%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 23.1