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 356 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

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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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ya I am thinking it's a website update.... but tbd. will report back haha
What kind of tracking number? Lol
if you search wake forest tracking on reddit you will see that many admitted applicants got a "tracking number" on their portal first. not sure 100% what that looks like but I def don't have one
and it doesn't mean they're doing that this year too
so nothing today right
Ahhh ok, I see now. I'll laugh if we see yet another sentence added to our status checkers this week, like "you may or may not see a tracking number" lol
Yeah, not unless there's a quick wave right at 6 or something.
The status checker says decisions went out but nobody on LSD is reporting yetπŸ€”
im seeing ppl post WL/R on reddit supposedly wave went out at 6
I saw someone in the main thread say they got rejected when their app never went UR
They applied three weeks ago
Glad I missed this wave thenπŸ˜…
Same here, lol. Lived to survive another week.
But only 4 decisions today WFU?? Come on now
Feel bad that I brought the energy of a "quick wave at 6" lmao
They only release decisions once a week right?
I think so. They updated the decision area with:
We expect that the next decision group will be released the week of February 12, 2023, likely between February 14-15, 2023.
Do we know if they alternate A waves and R or WL waves?
Or is it just a mix of all three each time?
Looks like a couple of As from this wave, too
That was the smallest wave ever. So annoyed
well wake just got my score on feb 1, so its wishful thinking they'd have a result for me lol
So are they gonna continue tomorrow and the next ?
Oh jk
Ugh this is true, I wasn't even thinking about the most recent LSAT release.
Hopefully next week <3
aghhhh are they just drawing names out of a hat at this point? lol, I am suffering
are those ones being reported this morning from today or just yesterday?