Class of 2019 Profile

Class of 2019 Profile

As of Oct. 5, 2016 | Related Story | Brochure

The Class of 2019 is a diverse and accomplished group of students from across the country.  The 296 students come from 39 states and the District of Columbia, and attended 137 undergraduate institutions.

Median LSAT: 169
25%-75% LSAT: 164-170
Median GPA: 3.86
25%-75% GPA: 3.48-3.94
Age Range: 20 to 37

296 students enrolled from among 4,794 applicants
55% men, 45% women
25% identify themselves as people of color (including non-citizens)
59% have postgraduate experience

Geographic Representation

Students come from 39 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to Virginia, the following states are represented by four or more students:

California 28 Pennsylvania 8
New York 26 Arizona 6
Florida 24 Ohio 6
Texas 23 Connecticut 5
Georgia 18 Louisiana 5
Maryland 10 Michigan 4
New Jersey 10 Nebraska 4
District of Columbia 8 Washington 4

Where They Went to College

Members of the Class of 2019 come from 137 undergraduate schools. Schools with five or more first-years represented include:

University of Virginia 22 Vanderbilt University 7
Cornell University 8 Georgetown University 6
George Mason University 8 Princeton University 6
College of William and Mary 7 University of Maryland, College Park 6
Columbia University 7 Brigham Young University 5
Duke University 7 New York University 5
University of California, Berkeley 7 University of Central Florida 5


Class of 2018 Profile

Jasmine Alves '19

Before law school, JASMINE ALVES taught middle school as a Teach For America Corps member. A Columbia University graduate, Alves majored in sociocultural anthropology and was a neighborhood organizer for Sen. Cory Booker's campaign

"I am looking forward to studying the intersection between race and the law, being given the tools to make change for people, and applying those tools through a clinic," Alves said. 


Web Leslie '19

WEB LESLIE, who spent the last four years working for the Department of Homeland Security, most recently as special assistant to the secretary on issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and infrastructure protection, said he was attracted to Virginia's national security law program. He holds a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.

"I can’t wait to learn and become completely immersed in an entirely new discipline," Leslie said. "Collaborating with a student body as talented as this one just makes it even better."