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Duke Law

Rank 5 (USNWR 2023)
170
Median LSAT
3.85
Median GPA
10.7%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Duke Law
  • Duke University
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY
  • Duke

Duke Law is a law school located in Durham, North Carolina. The school was ranked 5 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Duke Law is approximately 227.

Admissions website: https://law.duke.edu/apply/

Admissions email: admissions@law.duke.edu

Admissions phone: 919.613.7020

Can I get into Duke Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Duke Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 168 170 171
GPA 3.73 3.85 3.94
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6250 94
# Admissions offers 671 -
Class size 227 76
% Accepted 10.7% 98
% Yield 30.4% 53

During the 2023 application cycle, 6,250 people applied and 671 were offered admission.

Duke University has a 1L class size of 227, and yield of 30.40%. 204 out of 671 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 30.40% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Duke University has a median LSAT of 170. The 25th percentile LSAT is 168 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 171.

The median GPA is 3.85. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.73 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.94.

Duke Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,816 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Duke Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending Duke Law

In 2023, tuition was $72,632 and the annual cost of attending was $98,151 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Duke Law employment outcomes

97.2% of Duke University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Duke Law

Duke Law School is one of the nation’s leading law schools, known for its emphasis on leadership, ethics, scholarly research, and professional development. Every year, Duke Law admits students with diverse backgrounds who share a record of academic excellence and outstanding achievements in professional endeavors and public service. Students come to Duke Law from around the world, and, once they graduate, engage in all manner of private and corporate practice and government and public service, both domestically and internationally.

One of the reasons students choose Duke Law is its collaborative environment, where growth is encouraged through rigorous scholarship, cooperation, and support. Since the law school is small, students enjoy uniquely close interactions with faculty and fellow students. They are welcomed into a community where the focus is on training and developing the whole person in an atmosphere that values different perspectives, backgrounds, and orientations.

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@wickedmochi: Heard someone say Duke doesn't like international GPA
only 1 A for today though
oh just kidding; was looking at tomorrow
smh i dont know why they discriminate us. it's not even something we can control.
Sleepyrubberduck
12:23
duke moved to the top of my lawhub status checkers sometime over the weekend. Any insight?
@sleepyrubberduck: it has been happening to most of the mid-November applicants; means you are UR or they have a decision made. Nobody knows if that is an R, WL, or A though
LikeFrighteningMacaque
13:05
I'm still UR after moving up. I applied Nov 1, I'll let you know what happens
welp, status checker updated to decision made
waiting for the email to confirm it, but I don't have a good feeling about this.
WL here too!
anyone know how much Duke's WL moves? debating how long I should hang on for
I saw only 1 WL accepted last year lol
clearly they've never seen one of my LOCIs
Rejected. Good luck to Y'all! My cycle is over 😊
sorry Mochi, was rooting for you! Duke's missing out
I know wl is pretty much rejection but with 172 lsat, being rejected by a target t14 dream school is painful lol
Thanks Bobbi! Maybe fate wants me to move to Chicago
howre the Duke WLs coming in? status checker or email?
CarrotStick
10:41
email, but status checker says check for email within 24 hours now
UnnaturalLikeGoat
14:55
Does Notre Dame even have a law school or do they just not want any students next year?
Pookie52
16:30
is duke like done admitting also after the november gang
Pookie52
16:30
last year looks like they just stopped at half their pool
Pookie52
16:30
but that mightve been a weird year idk
is there a second WL/R wave today?
OptimisticOutlier
17:26
Does anyone know how I can see how many WL->A from a school last cycle?
OptimisticOutlier
17:27
Or if anyone happens to know that number for Duke and wants to share that would be amazing
17:39
There was almost none last cycle. Source: I applied and was WL and was literally released from it the DAY before classes started.
17:39
If any.
Is it just me or is Duke backed up than basically every other admissions board?
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