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Facts and Figures


Faculty                             Students                                Tuition                               Financial Aid

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 Faculty  
   
 Professors and Assistant Professors                  90
 Clinical Professors and Clinical Assistant Professors 11
 Visiting Professors  40
 Lecturers       94
 Professor Emeriti 12
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 Students 
   
 Class of 2016      569*
 (5,510 total applicants)
           49% Women 
           40% Students of Color 
           11% International 
   
 Class of 2015597*
 Class of 2014588*
 Advanced degree candidates (LL.M. and S.J.D.)256*
   
 *Based on ABA Report      
   
 HLS J.D. students come from 42 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, and from 12 foreign countries.
   
 The Class of 2016 includes 6 Fulbright Scholars, 1 Rhodes Scholar, 22 Teach for America Alumni, and 9 Peace Corps Alumni.
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 Tuition 
   
 Academic Year 2012–2013 
 J.D. Program Tuition  $49,950
 Total actual cost of attendance per J.D. student$75,800
 Average debt per J.D. student upon graduation
         (federal, private and institutional loans combined)  
$123,673
 Federal loan amount individual graduate/professional students may receive$20,500
   
 Academic Year 2013–2014 
 J.D. Program Tuition  $52,350
 Total actual cost of attendance per J.D. student$78,700
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 Financial Aid 
   
 Academic Year 2012-2013 
 Federal aid in loans (excluding work study) $51,330,830
 Private aid in loans $4,215,449
   
 Total Harvard Law School Aid distribution 
 HLS loans $3,961,265
 HLS grants (J.D. only, not including LIPP)$18,902,618
 LIPP awards     $6,322,888
 Summer Public Interest Funding (SPIF) awards$2,234,612
  $31,421,383
   
 Total Financial Aid distributed to J.D. students$86,967,662
   
 Percentage of enrolled J.D. students who applied for financial aid81%
 Percentage of enrolled J.D. students who received financial aid81%
 Percentage of enrolled J.D. students who received grants51%
   
 Academic Year 2013–2014 
 Anticipated Federal and Private Aid* $61,000,000
   
 Total anticipated Harvard Law School Aid distribution* 
 Anticipated HLS grants*
         Need-based grants
         Public Service Initiative
$600,000
$15,400,000
 $100,000
 Anticipated HLS loans* $6,100,000
 Anticipated LIPP awards* $7,000,000
 Anticipated SPIF awards*$2,300,000
  $31,500,000
   
 Total anticipated Financial Aid distribution to J.D. students* $92,500,000
   
 Percentage of enrolled J.D. students who applied for financial aid80%
 Percentage of enrolled J.D. students who received financial aid80%
   
 *estimated figures 
Last modified: January 31, 2014

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