Columbia Law School, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League, and one of the leading law schools in the United States. Columbia is and has historically been one of the world's elite, and most selective law schools. For the past decade, Columbia has consistently been ranked among the top five law schools and is currently ranked 5th by U.S. News & World Report. Columbia Law School has a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States and six Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Furthermore, Columbia Law School has graduated a number of prominent figures in the business world, with more current members of the Forbes 400 having attended Columbia than any other law school.
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Columbia Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 16% of its applicants. Comparatively, Columbia is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Early Decision 1 : 11/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 02/15
Application Fee : $80
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Columbia Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Columbia is Above Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Columbia University 1L section size is 22% larger than law schools in New York and 29% larger than all Private law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Columbia University class of 2011 had an employment rate of 98% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2011, 81.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.