We’re recruiting the next wave of social justice advocates ready to use the law as a tool for change.

Every member of our community is united in our mission. Our student body, our faculty, our alumni, and the network of partners, organizations, and movements to which we are connected bring a multiplicity of experience and expertise that make us an exceptional force for change.

Part of what makes us exceptional is that we know great lawyers aren’t made from test scores, rankings, or any of the indicators used to grant advantages to communities free from systemic racism and oppression. Great lawyers are made of stronger stuff.

Our admissions process values the array of experiences and perspectives you might bring to our community, as well as your commitment to social justice and passion for using the law as a tool for social good.

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Class Profile

New Students Entering in 2023

Preliminary data as of 8/30/23.


1,598 Applied

652 Admitted

215 Enrolled

graph bell curve - 25% LSAT 150 GPA 3.13 50% LSAT 153 GPA 3.46 75% LSAT 157 GPA 3.73



**BIPOC breakdown:
Black/African American–23.7%,

* Due to the intersectionality of our student body, many students hold multiple identities. Therefore the percentages of individual categories will collectively be greater than the total percentage of BIPOC students.

Average Age


LGBTQ Students


1st Generation College Students


OUR Students

  • 30%
    From Out-of-State
  • 20%
    Have Graduate Degrees
  • 20%
    Native Language other than English
  • 100%
    Interested in Public Interest Law

Investing in your education

Investing in law school sets you on the path to personal and professional success. CUNY School of Law is one of the most affordable law schools in the nation and the most affordable in New York. We provide exemplary legal education at an excellent value.

Full-Time Day *


Annual Tuition $15,450
Fees $563

Total $16,013


Annual Tuition $25,640
Fees $563

Total $26,203

Part-Time Evening *


Annual Tuition $10,610
1L Summer Semester** $4,058
Fees $348

Total $15,016

Out- of-State

Annual Tuition $17,630
1L Summer Semester** $6,518
Fees $348

Total $24,496

* In addition to tuition and fees, we estimate the following additional annual costs: $1,500 for books and supplies; $17,604 for housing; $1,188 for transportation; and $9,212 for the cost of living expenses, which consist of food, lunch, medical and personal.

** The first part-time year includes a mandatory summer session of six credits at $655/credit for in-state students or $1,065/credit for out-of-state students, as well as fees for the summer session. Subsequent years do not require summer session.


Our commitment to access is reflected in our low tuition and policy to solely award need-based scholarships. Those wishing to be considered for a scholarship must apply for admission to our law school by our January 1st Scholarship Priority Deadline.

* Scholarship Priority Deadline: January 1

Financial Aid

To discuss your financial aid options, reach out to our Financial Aid Office by calling 718.340.4284 or emailing financialaidoffice@law.cuny.edu. We would love to speak with you about your options.

Contact Us

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Hybrid Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM
Office: 4-105
Phone: (718) 340-4210
Email: admissions@law.cuny.edu