Published: Aug. 23, 2016

With 170 individuals, the University of Colorado Law School’s incoming class of 2019 is the most selective and academically competitive in the school’s history. The 2016-17 admissions cycle set the school’s record for number of applications and highest median GPA of an incoming class.

This year, Colorado Law received 3,299 applications for the class of 2019—a 38 percent increase from last year and the greatest number of applications ever received in an admissions cycle. The larger applicant pool allowed for more selectivity, which boosted the median GPA to the highest in the school’s history (3.69). The median LSAT score (162) for the class of 2019 is also higher than that of previous classes.

“I am thrilled that more people have discovered that the experience at Colorado Law is very special,” said Dean S. James Anaya. “Our supportive community, dedicated faculty, cutting-edge scholarship, and innovative programs—not to mention our success on the employment front—all make Colorado Law a terrific place to be.”

This year marks the continuation of an upward trend in Colorado Law’s admissions numbers. In 2015-16, Colorado Law welcomed its largest class ever, at 205 individuals—a 22 percent increase from the previous year. Applications to Colorado Law increased 10 percent that year, at the same time that law school applications nationwide were down for the fifth year in a row.