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J.D. 2020 Entering Class Profile

Columbia Law School students come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Explore facts and stats about our latest J.D. class. (Data as of September 30, 2020, and subject to change upon ABA certification process.)



Applicants and Enrollment (J.D. 2020 Entering Class as of September 30, 2020)


7060 Applications Received / 16.5% Accepted

Enrollment Breakdown

394 Enrolled / 41% Students of Color



International Students


Median LSAT Score

25th percentile = 169; 75th Percentile = 173

Median Undergraduate GPA

25th percentile = 3.72; 75th percentile = 3.91

Experience & Geography (J.D. 2020 Entering Class as of September 30, 2020)


Age of Students at Time of Matriculation

Regional Breakdown

43 States + the District of Columbia + Puerto Rico Represented

Foreign countries across six continents represented


Undergraduate colleges and universities represented


Earned at least one graduate or professional degree


Out of college 1+ years

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Members of the Class of 2023 include:

Actors, Black belt martial artists, Class presidents, Cyber intelligence analyst, Dancers, Documentary film producer, Eagle Scouts, Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Financial analysts and investment bankers, Fisherman, Fulbright scholars, Girl Scout Gold Awardee, Harpist, Human and civil rights activists, Immigration consultant, Journalists, Military veterans, Miner, Musicians, NCAA Athletes, Painter, Peace Corps and Americorps volunteers, Professional fencer, Restaurateur, Service dog trainer, Scientists, Spoken word artist, Teach for America volunteers, Teachers and professors, Valedictorians and salutatorians, Woodworker.

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Languages Read/Spoken

Afrikaans, American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic (multiple dialects), Aramaic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Guyana Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hiragana, Hungarian, Italian, Itawis, Jamaican Patois, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Konkani, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mandarin (multiple dialects), Marshallese, Middle English, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Shanghainese, Somali, Spanish, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Yoruba

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28 Foreign Countries Across Six Continents

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom


Undergraduate Majors