Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5


  • Top-notch clinics and seminars
  • Admissions places a strong emphasis on diversity
  • Impressive loan repayment options for students interested in public interest
  • New York is the place to be


  • Firm and short deadline on scholarship offers may be disconcerting to some
  • Not enough emphasis placed on the practical study of law
  • Too many mixed reviews on employment options for a New York City school
  • The New York City cost of living is high

The Bottom Line

  • New York is a melting pot of different cultures and NYU Law reflects this reality through an admissions process that pays extra attention to groups under-represented in the legal profession. The school encourages these students to seek public interest careers and backs up their efforts with a robust Loan Repayment Assistance Program.


New York University School of Law is highly selective in its admissions process. From an applicant pool of approximately 6,400 applicants, only 452 full-time students were enrolled into the school's J.D. Program. The three-year law degree is open to students who are at least 18 years old...  

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