UNC Law School

Rank 22 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • UNC Law School
  • University of North Carolina
  • UNC

UNC Law School is a law school located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The school was ranked 22 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UNC Law School is approximately 188.

Admissions website: https://law.unc.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: law_admissions@unc.edu

Admissions phone: 919.962.5109

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UNC Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 162 166 167
GPA 3.61 3.77 3.88
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2766 75
# Admissions offers 404 -
Class size 188 57
% Accepted 14.6% 93
% Yield 44.1% 94

During the 2023 application cycle, 2,766 people applied and 404 were offered admission.

University of North Carolina has a 1L class size of 188, and yield of 44.06%. 178 out of 404 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 44.06% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of North Carolina has a median LSAT of 166. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 167.

The median GPA is 3.77. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.61 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.88.

UNC Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 617 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.

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

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Cost of attending UNC Law School

In 2023, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $26,368 (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.

UNC Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of North Carolina make $118,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $57,500.

59.9% of law graduates from University of North Carolina go directly to work for law firms, while 7.6% clerk for a judge. 11.7% of graduates go into public interest.

89.3% of University of North Carolina graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UNC Law School

The University of North Carolina, the first state university chartered in the United States, has offered degrees in law since 1845. The School of Law has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1920 and has been an approved law school since the American Bar Association began its accreditation activities in 1923. The School of Law is one of the most outstanding institutions in the United States, and the University of North Carolina is recognized as being among the nation’s leaders in graduate and professional education. The programs at Carolina Law reflect a powerful, active commitment to the goals of teaching, scholarship, and public service.

The School of Law aims to provide a quality legal education that will prepare students to practice successfully in any jurisdiction. The three-year Juris Doctor program begins with a first-year core curriculum designed to provide a theoretical and analytical foundation for law students. The second-year curriculum provides an important bridge between the core instruction of the first year and the culminating electives, seminars, and skills-oriented instruction of the third year. Finally, in the third year, the curriculum is designed to provide a capstone for students’ legal education and begin the transition into practice.

The town of Chapel Hill, a university community, is close to the Research Triangle Park, the metropolitan and industrial centers of Greensboro and Durham, and the state capital, Raleigh. The immediate area offers an attractive blend of a strong academic atmosphere in a multicultural, cosmopolitan setting.

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i'm done with unc
this waiting is stupid and i need to start planning other things
UNC moved to the top of my lawhub so maybe we'll get something today
@moonrocket: Does that indicate movement?
@TellingCooingGreyhound: yes usually it indicates some movement or access of ur app!
@sarchasm: Nice! Hopefully they start taking application off hold.
people go under review today?
for a second time
got my decision at 8am
got my decision today!! do they send out scholarship info with decision email or separate?
any people who are on hold get a decision today?
just kidding- got my scholarship offer ~30 mins later in a separate email!
Congrats grilled cheese! Fortunate enough to be in state for them
was anyone who heard back today originally on hold?
got A today! Tough choice now since scholarship quite a bit less than Wake
That is tough! I am also accepted to Wake. Beautiful campuses - both however.
Redd- for sure! Are you leaning one way or other? Are you going to A-students days?
what time did people here back
I am leaning more towards UNC because of the proximity to raleigh. I probably will attend both though!
I will be at both as well - nice that I can do both on same weekend
Good - heard back right at 8am ET
Anyone think people are going to get off unc hold list
Yeah ^ anyone get a decision off of hold?
^ really just waiting on this UNC Hold before i make my decision...
seems like 3/22 last year was hold->A wave day and 3/29 was a much bigger hold->WL/R wave
Moving on….
is anyone still in review
I am
When is the first seat deposit due?
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