Columbia University

New York, NY

Law School

Founded in 1754, Columbia University is a private institution residing on 36 urban acres in New York, New York.  Its law programs are part of the Law School at Columbia University, which allows students to begin specializing their legal education with electives in the spring of their first year.  Notable Columbia Law School alumni include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former President Theodore Roosevelt.

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Quick Facts

435 W. 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Year founded: 1858
Public/private:  Private
Law school designation:  National
Tier of law school: 1


Application deadline:
Full-time program application fee: $85

Tuition & Fees

full-time: $60,274 per year
Room and board: $17,400

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School Details

Full- and part-time faculty:  308
Student-faculty ratio:  6.3:1
Total faculty:  323
Enrollment (full-time):  1170
Gender distribution (full-time): 
Enrollment (part-time):  
J.D. candidates graduating in 2013-2014: 468
Employed at graduation: 94.7%
Median private sector starting salary:  $160,000
Median public service starting salary:  $47,775
Total volumes and volume equivalents: 1288683

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