UNC Law School

Rank 23 (USNWR 2022)
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 23 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UNC Law School is approximately 209.

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 162 164 166
GPA 3.6 3.73 3.83
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2866 76
# Admissions offers 443 -
Class size 209 59
% Accepted 15.5% 91
% Yield 44.9% 92

During the 2022 application cycle, 2,866 people applied and 443 were offered admission.

University of North Carolina has a 1L class size of 209, and yield of 44.92%. 199 out of 443 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 44.92% 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 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.73. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.6 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.83.

UNC Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 585 applicants for the 2021-2022 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 2022, tuition was $44,733 and the annual cost of attending was $71,413 (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 $110,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $62,000.

54.3% of law graduates from University of North Carolina go directly to work for law firms, while 12.9% clerk for a judge. 8.1% of graduates go into public interest.

97.1% 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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Have any of the As received an email in addition to the status checker update?
Not yet :)
I haven't either. This website is huge for moments like these
Congrats, btw!
What does your status checker look like? Mine just has the application proof thing
no email
just the status checker update
Also just status checker. One would certainly hope they’d send an email today, but 🤷🏻‍♂️
@TacitFastDachshund: Current Status: Decision Rendered Decision Status: Congratulations, you've been admitted!
also this note at the top: "Congratulations on your admission to the UNC School of Law! Soon you will receive an email and a letter in the mail explaining what steps you need to take in order to reserve your seat in the Fall 2022 class. Please also remember to complete your FAFSA if you will be applying for financial aid. "
Did your status page have "Current Status:..." before today?
Think mine said "Application Complete"