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Law School Outcomes

Vassar students and alumnae/i are regularly accepted by some of the top law schools in the country. 

Law School Application Demographics

On average, more than three-quarters of Vassar applicants are alumnae/i. While alumnae/i compose the greatest proportion of applicants from Vassar, they are not a homogenous group. Alumnae/i can include recent graduates or career changers who have significant life experiences or other advanced degrees, often making them strong candidates in the application process. 45% of our applicants are alumnae/i 1-3 years out and 40% are alumnae/i more than 3 years out. Seniors going directly to law school comprise just 15% of Vassar applicants in a typical year.

Law School Acceptance Rates

Vassar applicants fare exceptionally well in the law school applications' process. In 2012-2013 (the last application cycle for which data has been released), our acceptance rate was 91% compared to a national average of 71%. 

Top Law School Destinations Amongst Vassar Applicants

In the past 5 years, Vassar applicants matriculated into each of the following Top 10 Law Schools:

  1. Yale University
  2. Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. Columbia University
  5. University of Chicago
  6. New York University
  7. University of California, Berkeley
  8. University of Pennsylvania
  9. University of Virginia
  10. University of Michigan

The most popular locations for Vassar alumnae/i are New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, and California. The following are the Top 10 Law Schools were Vassar alumnae/i matriculated in the past 5 years by frequency:

  1. Brooklyn Law School
  2. Fordham University
  3. New York University
  4. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  5. Georgetown University Law Center
  6. American University Washington College of Law
  7. Columbia University School of Law
  8. Boston University
  9. Boston College
  10. University of California - Berkeley