Wake Forest Law School

Rank 37 (USNWR 2022)
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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 37 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Wake Forest Law School is approximately 167.

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

Admissions email: lawadmissions@wfu.edu

Admissions phone: 336.758.5437

Can I get into Wake Forest Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Wake Forest Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 160 163 164
GPA 3.44 3.68 3.81
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1909 60
# Admissions offers 597 -
Class size 167 42
% Accepted 31.3% 69
% Yield 27.3% 32

During the 2022 application cycle, 1,909 people applied and 597 were offered admission.

Wake Forest University has a 1L class size of 167, and yield of 27.30%. 163 out of 597 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.30% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Wake Forest University has a median LSAT of 163. The 25th percentile LSAT is 160 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 164.

The median GPA is 3.68. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.44 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.8.

Wake Forest Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 354 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.

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 Wake Forest Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Wake Forest Law School

In 2022, tuition was $50,166 and the annual cost of attending was $73,542 (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 $103,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $58,065.

65.5% of law graduates from Wake Forest University go directly to work for law firms, while 9.7% clerk for a judge. 2.1% of graduates go into public interest.

94.6% 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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has anyone been able to negotiate scholarships? I see they have a policy against it, but not sure if its worth a shot
I didn't do why wake, but I had a paragraph at the end of my personal statement addressing it.
When i contacted them they said do not send an LOCI unless it shows you can in your portal which usually means you were put on the waitlist. they "do not want applicants submitting more paperwork they have to go through unless requested"
@ALB2023: well shit lmao
is there an admitted students chat?
@ALB2023: thats crazy, I sent in a loci and got accepted the following week
awesome congrats! im on the WL and i asked thats the only reason i know. it may have helped you they may have not looked at it we will never know just relaying what i was told:)
Sorry, I did not mean that in a mean/snarky way. More so a "wow I got lucky that I did something theyd prefer I didnt do." Sorry!
I randomly got scared one night and panick wrote a "Why WF" and sent it in
@Snowboii: that is exactly what I did LOL
Saw the wake portal updated to say they are most likely sending decisions today. Interesting that they are releasing some decisions in April...
Does anyone have any experience negotiating scholarships with Wake?
applied early december and have heard nothing
Anybody have any idea/assumptions as to why some of us are being skipped over?
Like people who went complete after us are getting decisions (whether A, WL, or R) and ours are still UR?
You may have an application they consider borderline where it's hard for them to make a decision on you one way or the other? That would be my assumption, but I could be wrong.
heard today. rejected. applied Dec 28. 25% LSAT 75% GPA and they told me not interested:)
got rejected today. above 75th gpa and a little below median lsat. did not do a why wake and applied at the end of december. ngl pretty blown, didn't even know "why wake" was a thing. thought i would have at least gotten a waitlist and i really love the school
went to admitted students day and it confirmed this is the school for me. Just committed to WFU !
@winniegirl Congrats! See you this fall.
I'm reallllly hoping today is the day I get my decision. Be it an R, WL or an A. I just want the waiting to be over lol
missed the wave today... so frustrating to still not have a decision :(
Same :/. But I'm not counting myself missed until 6:30 lol
fingers crossed!
Yeah I think we got skipped over again :(
do you guys know when the deposit deadline is?
@ProductiveBrightRottweiler: I think the first deposit deadline is 04/03
Ok, thank you!