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J.D. 2021 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 27, 2021, and subject to change upon ABA certification process.)



Applications and Enrollment (J.D. 2021 Entering Class as of September 27, 2021)


9645 Applications Received / 11.3% Accepted

Enrollment Breakdown

479 Enrolled / 45% Students of Color



International Students


Median LSAT Score

25th percentile = 172; 75th Percentile = 176

Median Undergraduate GPA

25th percentile = 3.75; 75th percentile = 3.92



Demographics (J.D. 2021 Entering Class as of September 27, 2021)


Age of Students at Time of Matriculation

Regional Breakdown

41 States + the District of Columbia + Puerto Rico Represented

Undergraduate colleges and universities represented


Earned at least one graduate or professional degree


Out of college 1+ years

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21 Foreign Countries Across Six Continents

Australia, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom

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Members of the Class of 2024 include:

Actors, artists, athletes, brand managers, dancers, Eagle Scouts, engineers, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, Girl Scout Gold Awardees, human and civil rights activists, interpreters and translators, investment bankers, journalists, military veterans, musicians, New York Yankees data engineer, nuclear security adviser, paralegals, Peace Corps and Americorps volunteers, political and legislative aides, Presidential Scholars, rabbis, scientists, taxi cab driver, teachers and professors, Teach for America participants, U.S. Supreme Court aide, valedictorians and salutatorians, writers

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Languages Read/Spoken

Afrikaans, American Sign Language, Arabic (multiple dialects), Aramaic (multiple dialects), Azeri, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinese, Creole, Danish, Dutch, Egyptian, Farsi, French, German, Greek (Ancient), Greek (Modern), Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew (multiple dialects), Hindi, Igbo, Italian, Jamaican Patois, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malinke, Mandarin, Mauritian Creole, Norwegian, Oshiwambo, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Shanghainese, Soninke, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Taiwanese, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Wu, Yiddish


Undergraduate Majors