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IPEDS ID: 167215
OPE ID: 00891600
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New England Law-Boston
154 Stuart St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
General information:  (617) 451-0010
Website:  www.nesl.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  556 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionsnesl.edu/admissions-aid
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Financial Aidnesl.edu/admissions-aid/tuition-aid
Disability Serviceswww.nesl.edu
Mission Statement
  New England Law | Boston dedicates itself: (1) to preparing students to be successful lawyers and leaders in the public and private sectors through integrated practical, theoretical and ethical education of the highest caliber; and (2) to contributing to the improvement of American, foreign, and international legal systems through participation in the debate over the fairness and efficacy of those systems, research and publication, public service and other work that furthers the interests of justice.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty2873
Instructional2853
Research and public service020
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore price information was not reported.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all graduate)556
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 68%
Part-time: 32%Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Legal Professions and Studies
Law212
Category total212
Grand total212
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $30,142
  • New England Law participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for those veteran students eligible to receive Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. The law school awards an unlimited amount of matching grant funds with the VA, up to the cost of tuition and fees, to an unlimited number of eligible veterans.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar(!)7/1/1969 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate2.9%1.8%1.0%
Number in default1074
Number in repayment341384377
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)