Established in 1905, Fordham Law School is one of New York City’s most reputable law schools. The school enrolls 956 full-time students and 195 part-time students. Fordham is ranked #37 in U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of top law schools. Tuition tops out at $54,116 per year for full-time students, while part-time tuition clocks in at $40,666 per year. U.S. News ranks Fordham’s part-time program #2 in the nation.
Students at Fordham can get practical legal experience through work in 15 legal clinics. Five of the law school’s specialty programs are nationally ranked: dispute resolution (#13), trial advocacy (#13), international law (#15), intellectual property law (#16), and clinical training (#22). If you’re interested in pro bono work, Fordham could be a great place for you – administration and faculty place high value on pro bono service and are known for helping students find opportunities in this field.
Fordham Law School LSAT numbers
For its class entering in 2015, Fordham’s LSAT median was 163.
Its 25th percentile for the LSAT was 160, and its 75th percentile was 165.
How does your LSAT score compare?
As an obligatory disclaimer, we’re based out of the Bay Area – not New York! We don’t work in the Fordham admissions office and can’t make guarantees about your chances of acceptance. Our guidelines are only predictions based on what we know of the law school admissions process.
Remember that Fordham’s admissions are competitive, meaning a high GPA can help give your application file a second look. Fordham’s median GPA is 3.53. Its 25th percentile GPA is 3.35, and its 75th percentile GPA is 3.69.
170+: If there are no red flags with your academic record, personal statement, or resume, you’ll be in a very competitive position to earn both a spot in Fordham’s class and scholarships to fund it. To maximize your chances of scholarship success, get a second and third opinion on your application materials!
169-165: A score in this range will put you at or above Fordham’s 75th percentile. As long as you have a strong GPA to match your LSAT, admissions officers will likely consider your file for scholarships.
164-163: Your score is either at or above median, giving you a solid chance for admission. You can improve your odds of acceptance by showing targeted interest in Fordham.
162-160: A score in the low 160s will put you at or just above Fordham’s 25th percentile. Your chances of admission are lower in this range, but you can still move your application to the “yes” pile by emphasizing a strong academic record and providing outstanding letters of recommendation.
159-157: The high 150s range is a precarious place to be. With a score just under Fordham’s 25th percentile, you still have a shot at admissions, but not a good one. Consider casting your net wider and applying to more schools so you have other options.
156 and below: If you’re set on Fordham, we strongly advise that you consider retaking the LSAT. If you’re scoring in the 150s, we can give you the tools and resources you’ll need to move to the next level. Learn more about Magoosh’s online LSAT prep here.