Duke University

Rank 10 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

1320 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
7/118 , 57 rejected, 94 waitlisted, 26 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 167 169 169
GPA 3.7 3.8 3.89
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4983 91
# Admissions offers 1113 -
Class size 239 77
% Accepted 22.3% 89
% Yield 21.2% 11
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 167 170 173
GPA 3.61 3.8 3.93
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 166 170 172
GPA 3.58 3.74 3.89
Softs Tier 3.15 Tier 3.34 Tier 3.41
Scholarship - - $79,500
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 113
Days from UR to decision 95
Interview invite rate 0.45%
Interview conversion rate 33.33%
URM LSAT differential -3.69
URM GPA differential -0.08

School finances

Duke University School of LawFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$66,120.00
Tuition
96th percentile
$89,339.00
CoA
89th percentile
65.40%
Grads with debt
20th percentile
$153,276.00
Average debt
91st percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$63,000.00
PI Salary
81st percentile
91.00%
Employment rate
97th percentile
96.60%
Bar pass rate
91st percentile
Duke University School of LawBudgeting

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[IMPORTANT] These estimates are for high level planning only. Things like summer jobs, when you spend your savings, and other financial decisions will impact exactly how much you pay.

Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

Duke University Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual disposable income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly disposable income$60,000

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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Thanks melo
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As if I wouldn't be rejected or WL for the same thing
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Thank for the marketing email Emory. Very effective. I plan on sending in another application now on top of my current one
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has anyone heard a peep from uoregon
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Wasn’t today supposed to be filled with decisions
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its early
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@JGReborn: come on you can’t blame NW! 6+ months is not enough time to read an application! Takes at least a year
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every day is supposed to be filled with decisions yet here we are
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