Wake Forest Law School

Rank 22 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
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Also known as

  • Wake Forest Law School
  • Wake Forest University
  • WFU

Wake Forest Law School is a law school located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The school was ranked 22 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Wake Forest Law School is approximately 158.

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

Admissions email: lawadmissions@wfu.edu

Admissions phone: 336.758.5437

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Wake Forest Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 165 166
GPA 3.47 3.72 3.84
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1801 60
# Admissions offers 594 -
Class size 158 45
% Accepted 33.0% 70
% Yield 26.1% 32

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,801 people applied and 594 were offered admission.

Wake Forest University has a 1L class size of 158, and yield of 26.09%. 155 out of 594 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 26.09% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Wake Forest University has a median LSAT of 165. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.72. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.47 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.84.

Wake Forest Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 453 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 Wake Forest Law School

In 2023, tuition was $52,028 and the annual cost of attending was $78,744 (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.

Wake Forest Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Wake Forest University make $100,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

68.0% of law graduates from Wake Forest University go directly to work for law firms, while 7.1% clerk for a judge. 3.0% of graduates go into public interest.

94.3% of Wake Forest University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Wake Forest Law School

Wake Forest University School of Law, established in 1894, is located in Winston-Salem, a culturally rich mid-sized city in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. The law school is conveniently located on the beautiful 135-acre campus of Wake Forest University. Over 70% of students are from out-of-state. Wake Forest Law has been recognized for its legal research and writing program which is ranked consistently among the top in the nation.

First-year class sizes are smaller than many other top-tier law schools in the nation, with approximately 40 students in each section and 20 students in first-year Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research sections. Our faculty will call you by name, invite you to their homes, join you for lunch, and encourage your involvement in research and community service. Because giving back to the community is paramount to your growth as a person and a lawyer, the heart of our approach is to help you become fine citizen lawyers.

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Looks like moonrocket got an A. Congrats moonrocket!
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Not me missing again
You’re up soon light! Took forever over here but it’s coming
Just got a waitlist, good luck everyone else
oh big wave today
just got the A!
applied 12/11
how does the waitlist here work> I got waitlisted but im hopeful
i saw a data set that only 6 percent of WL become As here. Don't put your eggs in this basket, reserve your seat somewhere else and change course if you get an email i july
Does anyone know how they are with scholarship negotiations?
why are they ghosting me. at this point I will be happier with R
I will just go to a shitty law shool...
Does anyone know of an admitted students group?
An admitted students discord group was just posted on reddit earlier today.
has anyone heard anything?
applied 11/28
decision letter is available
what a small wave today
there was like only a few decisions
the wave for today has already came out?
getting a WL with a 160 feels not that bad... theres a chance lol
even if i get the A, i have cheap options so idk if i should even go]
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