Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

First-Year Class

Applicants 959
Enrolled 117
Minority Enrollment 17%
LSAT-median 151
75th Percentile LSAT 154
25th Percentile LSAT​ 148
GPA-median 3.21
75th Percentile GPA 3.51
25th Percentile GPA 2.9

Bar Passage Rate

First-time Test Takers (July 2014) 78%

Student Body

Total J.D. Enrollment 475
Male : Female 50% : 50%

Faculty /

Full-time 33

Student : Faculty ratio


14 : 1


Attrition Rate

2013-14 3%

Employment Outcomes

View detailed employment statistics for the past three graduating classes.

Financial Aid

Total Awarded

1st Year Scholarship recipients
$7 million

Over 60%

Tuition and Fees

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


Graduation Rate

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%)
Entering cohort for class 2013 238
Graduation in 3 years 179 (75%)

Graduation in 4 years 

191 (80%)


An independent law school with a national reputation for excellence.



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.



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.

Penelope (Penny) Andrews

Alicia Ouellette

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

A.B., Hamilton College

J.D., Albany Law School

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
Former Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

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

Leslie Stein '81
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

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 — $55 million
  • 86 Endowed Scholarships
  • 11 Endowed Fellowships
  • 25 Prizes
  • 4 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