Duke University School of Law Overview

Founded in 1904, Duke University School of Law is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Durham, NC. Duke University School of Law is ranked 11st in Best Law Schools, 6th in Expensive Law School Tuition. Next statements briefly introduces Duke University School of Law with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Duke University School of Law is 169 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Duke University School of Law is 3.78 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Duke University School of Law is $67,318 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Duke University School of Law is 18.91% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 898 law school students have enrolled to Duke University School of Law.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Duke University School of Law is 97.70% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Duke University School of Law is $67,318. The law school tuition has increased by 4.08% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $57,633. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $59,140.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $17,564 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment).

Duke University School of Law 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Duke University School of Law 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,682$67,318
Undergraduate Program$55,695$57,931
Graduate Program$54,712$56,888
On-campus Living Costs$17,384$17,564

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Duke University School of Law is 169. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Duke University School of Law is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.78 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Duke University School of Law 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile170170
50th Percentile169169
25th Percentile167167
GPA
75th Percentile3.873.87
50th Percentile3.783.78
25th Percentile3.663.65

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Duke University School of Law is 18.91% where 5,125 applicants have applied to and 969 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Duke University School of Law is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 45.03%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 22.08% where 214 students finally enrolled out of 969 admitted students. The yield Duke University School of Law is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Duke University School of Law2020 Admission Statistics Table

Duke University School of Law 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants5,5585,125
Admitted1,120969
Enrolled230214
Acceptance Rate20.15%18.91%
Yield20.54%22.08%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 898 law school students have enrolled to Duke University School of Law. 683 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 215 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
219 first-time students have enrolled in Duke University School of Law. By gender, 89 male , 129 female, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Duke University School of Law. With 5 pre-admitted students, there are 219 first-time law school Students at Duke University School of Law.

Duke University School of Law2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Duke University School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment900898
JD Enrollment682683
Non-JD Enrollment218215
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020 First-year Student Population Duke University School of Law
20192020
Total235219
Men11989
Women116129
Other01

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Duke University School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 97.7% - 217 students have taken and 212 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than North Carolina average bar exam pass rate (78.98%).

Duke University School of Law Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Duke University School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates219223
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total195217
New Graduates194208
Prior Year Graduates18
Early Exam Takers01
No Exam Takers211
Exam Passer185212
Exam Pass Rate94.87%97.7%
North Carolina Pass Rate74.82%78.98%