CUNY--Queens College School of Law

CUNY–Queens College School of Law

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CUNY–Queens College School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school located in Flushing, Queens, New York. It is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and provides students with a comprehensive legal education that emphasizes public service, advocacy, and practical skills. The school offers a three-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) program as well as joint J.D./Master’s programs in Environmental Law and Taxation. Faculty members are committed to providing students with an education that is both rigorous and experiential, offering courses that focus on legal practice and theory, legal research and writing, trial advocacy, clinical practice, and more. The school also encourages students to become involved in its many student organizations such as the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), the Latino/Latina Law Students Association (LLSA), and many others.

This page focuses on national rankings, acceptance rates, program costs, and merit-based scholarships of CUNY–Queens College School of Law, an accredited law program in the United States.

Motto: Law in the Service of Human Needs
Established: 1983
School type: Public law school
Dean: Eduardo R.C. Capulong (interim)
Location: Long Island City, New York City, New York, United States
USNWR ranking: 133rd (2023)

Ranking: CUNY–Queens College

CUNY–Queens College School of Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the country. US News & World Report ranks CUNY–Queens College School of Law as a Tier 1 school, placing it in the top tier of all law schools nationwide. It is ranked as #75 out of all ABA-accredited law schools in the nation and has been consistently ranked in the top 100 for several years. The school boasts strong faculty, excellent student resources, and an overall positive academic environment. The school also offers students access to a wide array of opportunities for experiential learning such as externships and clinics. Moreover, CUNY–Queens College School of Law has received numerous accolades from prestigious organizations such as National Jurist Magazine, which ranked it among its “Best Value” law schools in 2018. Additionally, according to Above The Law’s rankings, CUNY–Queens College School of Law is one of the best public interest law schools in the country and is highly regarded for its commitment to providing legal services to underserved communities.

Top Law Schools of 2020
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.2
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.23-3.48
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 151-155
Overall acceptance rate 26.2%
Student/faculty ratio 10.0
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 89.8%
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 81.5%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 76.7%

Tuition & Scholarships: CUNY–Queens College

CUNY–Queens College School of Law offers a competitive tuition rate and financial aid package. Tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $20,000 per year for full-time students. For part-time students, tuition is $17,500 per year. The college also offers a variety of scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition. These include merit-based scholarships; need-based grants; and awards for veterans, active duty military personnel and their families. Students may also be eligible for federal grants such as Pell Grants or Federal Work Study programs. In addition to these sources of aid, CUNY–Queens College School of Law also offers its own scholarship programs in the form of loans and grants for those who demonstrate financial need. The school also provides access to loan repayment plans through the U.S Department of Education’s Income Based Repayment program (IBR). Finally, CUNY–Queens College School of Law provides a variety of other resources to assist students with the cost of their legal education including career counseling services and job placement assistance.

Financial Aid Office Information
Financial aid application deadline 05/01
Financial aid director Angela Joseph
Financial aid telephone (718) 340-4284
2019-2020 Expenses
Tuition In-state, full-time: $10,610 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $16,510 per year
Room and board $7,425
Books $1,400
Miscellaneous expenses $7,468
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes
2019 Grants
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 26.2%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of full tuition 13.8%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
25th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $847
Median grant amount of aid per full-time recipient (50th percentile) $1,695
75th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $2,543
25th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Median grant amount of aid per part-time recipient (50th percentile) N/A
75th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Indebtedness
Average indebtedness of 2019 graduates who incurred law school debt $66,142
Proportion who borrowed 81.8%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2019 J.D. graduates? Yes

CUNY--Queens College School of Law