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The Class of 2025 has the strongest academic numbers and the most racial diversity in the school’s history. The 315 students come from 38 states and the District of Columbia, and attended 131 undergraduate institutions.
- Median LSAT: 171
- 25%-75% LSAT: 166-173
- Median GPA: 3.94
- 25%-75% GPA: 3.69-3.99
- Age Range: 19 to 34 (average age is 24)
- 315 students enrolled from among 6,067 applicants
- 50% women, 49% men, 1% nonbinary, transgender or gender-nonconforming
- 40% identify themselves as people of color (including people of Middle Eastern descent, who are counted as Caucasian by the American Bar Association)
67% have postgraduate experience
Students come from 38 states and the District of Columbia. The J.D. candidates also include citizens of China, India, South Korea, Egypt, Australia, the Czech Republic, Peru and Hungary. In addition to Virginia, the following states are represented by five or more students:
Where They Went to College
Members of the Class of 2025 come from 131 undergraduate schools. Schools with four or more first-years represented include:
|University of Virginia||22||George Washington University||6|
|University of Texas, Austin||9||University of Chicago||6|
|Cornell University||8||University of Maryland, College Park||6|
|Georgetown University||8||Colgate University||5|
|College of William & Mary||7||University of Notre Dame||5|
|University of California, Berkeley||7||American University||4|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||7||Tulane University||4|
|Boston College||6||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||4|
|Duke University||6||University of Oklahoma||4|
|Emory University||6||Vanderbilt University||4|
|George Mason University||6||Wake Forest University||4|
GRACE WENSTROM, of Galesburg, Illinois, graduated from the University of Iowa and interned full time at the U.S. Justice Department and legal services groups before law school.
“Even as an incoming student, I had the opportunity to read a faculty-written book on oral advocacy, hear from current students about clinical experiences and connect with career development staff,” she said. “I greatly appreciated this concurrent flow of academic and professional resources, and knew it was indicative of a robust program.”
Denver native RAHUL RAMESH placed in national debate tournaments as a University of California, Berkeley, student before beginning his studies at UVA.
“From the moment I stepped onto Grounds, it was abundantly clear how kind and passionate the students are as well as how invested the faculty is in your success,” Ramesh said. “From talking to other UVA Law students, professors really want to engage with their students, hear their stories, and learn their ambitions.”
Hampton, Virginia, native AVIAÉ GIBSON graduated from UVA’s undergraduate school.
“As someone who loves to engage in hands-on learning, I was thrilled to learn that many clinics offer the opportunity for 1Ls to volunteer and be involved,” she said. Gibson added that she was impressed by how “faculty are invested in their students’ success and readily make themselves available.”