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J.D. 2019 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, 2019, and subject to change upon ABA certification process.)



Applicants and Enrollment (J.D. Class of 2019 as of September 30, 2019)


7193 Applications Received / 15.9% Accepted

Enrollment Breakdown

45% Students of Color



International Students


Median LSAT Score

25th percentile = 169 / 75th Percentile = 174

Median Undergraduate GPA

25th percentile = 3.69; 75th percentile = 3.89

Experience & Geography (J.D. 2019 Entering Class as of September 30, 2019)


Age of Students at Time of Matriculation

Regional Breakdown

36 States + the District of Columbia 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 2022 include:

authors, cheesemonger, chocolatier, dancers, Eagle Scouts, engineers, entrepreneurs, equestrians, filmmakers, financial analysts and investment bankers, Fulbright scholars, human and civil rights activists, investigative crime researcher, legislative aides, military veterans, museum docent, music producers, musicians, NCAA athletes, Peace Corps and Americorps volunteers, photographers, physicists, political campaign directors, scuba diver, spelling bee champion, student body presidents, Tae kwon do champion, teachers and professors, television news producer, triathletes, valedictorians, and salutatorians.

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Languages Read/Spoken

Afrikaans, Amharic, Albanian, American Sign Language, Arabic, Aramaic, Cantonese, Classical Chinese, Creole (Haitian and Mauritian), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Ewe, Farsi, French, German, Greek (Ancient and Modern), Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hu, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kiswahili, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Marathi, Mina, Patois, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Wu, Yiddish, Yoruba

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19 Foreign Countries Across Six Continents

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, Vietnam 


Undergraduate Majors