16 New York Law Schools Comparison

There are 16 ABA-accredited law schools in New York as of 2023. By school type, 2 law schools are public and 14 are private. Columbia Law School ranked first among New York law schools with #5 in overall law school ranking.
The below list summarizes the 2023 important law schools statistics for New York ABA-accredited law schools.
  • The average LSAT Score of New York law schools is 160.
  • The average GPA is 3.58.
  • The average acceptance rate is 38.31%.
  • The average yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 28.71%.
  • In public New York law schools, the 2024 average tuition & fees is $22,362 for state residents and $29,877 for out-of-state students.
  • In private New York law schools, the 2024 average tuition & fees is $66,989.
  • Total 16,453 students have attended New York law schools in 2023 and each school had 1,028 law school students in average.
  • A total of 4,294 students have newly enrolled (first-time students) 2023 and , in average, a law school had 268 first-time students last year.
  • Total 189 faculties have worked for New York law schools.
  • The average bar exam pass rate is 77.17%.

List of New York Law Schools and Comparison

The following table lists 16 New York law schools with important statistics including tuition and LSAT scores. You can compare them with the information and sort the table by each column that you want. The ranking is for all ABA-accredited law school. It is computed based on a number of factors including the admission scores, number of faculties, bar pass rate, acceptance rate, and employment statistics.
New York Law Schools Comparison Table
SchoolRankingFounded2024 TuitionFinancial AidLSATGPAAcceptance RateYieldBar Pass RatePopulationStudents to Faculty
Columbia Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY51858$81,292$15,0001733.8711.93%34.07%93.72%1,7834 to 1
New York University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY91835$80,014$26,0001723.8815.65%25.05%94.90%2,1366 to 1
Cornell Law SchoolPrivateIthaca, NY151887$77,593$20,0001723.8717.44%23.57%90.31%9644 to 1
Fordham University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY291905$72,282$25,0001673.7218.79%32.52%89.03%1,5695 to 1
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawPrivateNew York, NY431976$70,646$40,0001643.7633.80%27.12%83.45%1,0563 to 1
St. John's University School of LawPrivateQueens, NY541925$71,664$63,2901533.3637.45%30.81%85.53%8185 to 1
Saint Louis University School of LawPrivateQueens, NY941843$48,594$22,0001563.5461.16%37.53%72.83%5946 to 1
Brooklyn Law SchoolPrivateBrooklyn, NY1041901$70,356$30,0001603.5446.22%21.56%76.44%1,2116 to 1
Syracuse University College of LawPrivateSyracuse, NY1081895$62,050$23,0001573.5641.71%24.39%70.11%7318 to 1
University at Buffalo Law SchoolPublicBuffalo, NY1101887$33,550$9,5501563.6144.04%34.11%71.85%8285 to 1
Albany Law SchoolPrivateAlbany, NY1221851$58,234$30,0001553.4850.15%29.18%70.81%6777 to 1
New York Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY1341891$64,824$28,6321553.5351.53%20.00%72.51%1,0375 to 1
Hofstra University School of LawPrivateHempstead, NY1411970$68,860$30,0001563.5844.74%25.27%69.41%9097 to 1
City University of New York School of LawPublicLong Island City, NY1481983$26,204$6,0001543.4235.27%33.12%74.56%6987 to 1
Pace University School of LawPrivateWhite Plains, NY1621976$53,886$26,0001523.3951.62%31.94%62.89%8726 to 1
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterPrivateCentral Islip, NY1671980$57,545$17,5001503.1151.40%29.06%56.44%5706 to 1