Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

First-Year Class
2013-2014

Applicants 1193
Enrolled 182
Minority Enrollment 15%
LSAT-median 153
75th Percentile LSAT 156
25th Percentile LSAT​ 150
GPA-median 3.37
75th Percentile GPA 3.59
25th Percentile GPA 3.11

Bar Passage Rate

First-time Test Takers (July 2013) 80%
 
 

Student Body

Total J.D. Enrollment 591
Male:Female 50%:50%
 
 

Faculty /
Administrators

Full-time 45
Part-time 41
Student:Faculty Ratio 13:1
Full-time Administrators 17
 
 

Attrition Rate

2011-12 5%
 
 

Employment Outcomes

View detailed employment statistics for the past three graduating classes.


Financial Aid

Total Awarded $5 million
 
 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (annual) $43,248
Books (estimated) $1,000
Room & Board (off-campus, 9 mos.) $10,400

 

Graduation Rate

Entering cohort for class 2010 245
Graduation in 3 years 212 (86.5%)
Graduation in 4 years  229 (93.4%)
Entering cohort for class 2011 257
Graduation in 3 years 219 (85.2%) 
Graduation in 4 years 230 (89.4%)
Entering cohort for class 2012 257
Graduation in 3 years 211 (82.1%)

Graduation in 4 years 

224 (87%)
 
 

Vision

An independent law school with a national reputation for excellence.

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Mission

To be a nationally recognized center of learning and teaching for students, faculty, alumni, the bench and bar, other professions, and local, state, national, and global communities while retaining its historic ties to the state and the region.

 

History

Albany Law School, founded in 1851, is the nation's oldest independent school of law.

 

A Scenic Campus

​​Albany Law, comprised of two large buildings, shares a 54-acre campus with three other colleges in the heart of New York's capital. 

 

Board of Trustees

A 36-member governing Board of Trustees helps Albany Law School shape its vision for the future. Board members include general counsels, CEOs, sitting and retired judges, and partners in prominent law firms.

President & Dean
Penelope (Penny) Andrews

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, New York
LL.B., University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
B.A., Natal, Durban, South Africa

Select Prominent Alumni

William McKinley 1867
25th President of the United States

Robert H. Jackson '12
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Andrew Cuomo '82
New York State Governor

Richard D. Parsons '71
Former Chairman, Citigroup

Lawrence H. Cooke '39
Former Chief Judge of New York State

Victoria A. Graffeo '77
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Megyn Kelly '95
Host, America Live with Megyn Kelly, Fox News

Kate Stoneman 1898
First alumna and woman admitted to the New York State bar

Thomas J. Vilsack '75
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Former Governor of Iowa

David Miranda '88
President-elect, New York State Bar Association;
Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti

Stephen P. Younger '82
Former New York State Bar Association President;
Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

 
 

The Albany Law School Fund

Raising $1 million in unrestricted support annually.

  • Endowment — $38 million
  • 72 Endowed Scholarships
  • 11 Endowed Fellowships
  • 25 Endowed Prizes
  • 3 Endowed Chairs
 
 
 

Albany Law School is ABA Accredited: American Bar Association, Office of the Consultant on Legal Education, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610.  312-988-6738

Albany Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools: 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20036.  202-296-8851