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Vassar College

Vassar students and alums are regularly accepted into some of the top law schools in the country. 

Law School Application Demographics

On average, more than three-quarters of Vassar applicants are alums. While alums compose the greatest proportion of applicants from Vassar, they are not a homogenous group. Alums 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. About 45% of our applicants are alums 1–3 years out and 40% are alums 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. The acceptance rate for Vassar applicants is routinely above 90%, and about 20 percentage points higher than the national average.

Top Law School Destinations Amongst Vassar Applicants

In the past 5 years, Vassar applicants matriculated into each of the following top law schools:

  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Chicago
  • New York University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • Northwestern University (Pritzker)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Michigan

The most popular geographic locations for Vassar alums attending law school are New York City, Boston/Cambridge, Washington, DC, and California. The following are the most popular law schools (by frequency) where Vassar alums matriculated in the past 5 years:

  • New York University School of Law
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Fordham Law School
  • Berkeley Law (UC Berkeley)
  • Harvard Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • George Washington University Law School
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • UCLA School of Law (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Duke Law School
  • University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Law