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Wake Forest Law School

Rank 37 (USNWR 2022)
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 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

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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.

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

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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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They sent out a form to WL applicants
To reconfirm interest and submit a LOCI, if they wanted. They had options you could select about if you'd commit without $$, if you required X to commit, if you're still not sure, etc.
They said they started/will start pulling a limited number of applicants from the WL in April, then few more in May, and then continue up to orientation
Same here. Very few will get off after April they said.
Yeah, and then the people who do get off likely won't get scholarships. I hope there's at least a little something available!
I don't think I could do sticker, lol
Does anyone have the link to the accepted students discord?
Found it on Reddit - looks like it's this one! https://discord.com/invite/XPPy9uqw7K
Also, I see Wake is rejecting people on the waitlist? Kind of weird - you'd think they'd just let people ride it out, lol
Do you guys know of any updates regarding waitlist for either being rejected or accepted? I received their continued interest email last tuesday and was just wondering if anyone heard back any decisions?
Nope, got the same email but haven't heard anything else
Just got the following email 5/17: "Our enrollment projections continue to indicate that our incoming class will be be near/at maximum capacity for this fall. Consequently, as of today, we have released most students from the waitlist. You remain active on our waitlist (i.e., we have not released you from the waitlist). The waitlist remains unranked."
Absolute miracle to have made it this far ๐Ÿ˜ญโœจ๐Ÿคž
"We now expect to admit a very limited number of students (likely 12 or fewer) from the waitlist over this spring and summer..." "We plan to send out another general waitlist update by June 9, 2023."
Same here! Pleasantly surprised ๐Ÿ˜ญ
This is so crazy omg
they really need to start getting it together!!
but i am somewhat happy that they havent rejected me yet
fingers crossed for everyone!!
Yesssss - 12 spots means all three of us could make it! Lol. Fingers crossed!
yuppp, itll all work out in the end!
Have y'all visited or done a tour? I have one tomorrow morning and was going to use my learnings to write another LOCI, lol
No, I haven't gotten a chance to tour since I live in NY, but that will be a good idea to tour and then write an LOCI!
Woke up sick today (of course, lmao) and missed my tour - I'll have to gather some other LOCI material
But thank you!!
Nvm, just got released after withdrawing this morning, lol. Did y'all get an update yet?
awee im so sorry to hear that! What time did you get the update?
I think it was about 3:30 p.m. or so (EST)
Ahhh no worries. Disappointing but I'm flattered to have stayed as long as I did, haha. I've also got my fingers crossed for you!
Thank you so much!
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