Wake Forest University School of Law Overview

Founded in 1894, Wake Forest University School of Law is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Winston-Salem, NC. Wake Forest University School of Law is ranked 47th in Best Law Schools. Next statements briefly introduces Wake Forest University School of Law with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Wake Forest University School of Law is 162 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Wake Forest University School of Law is 3.68 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Wake Forest University School of Law is $46,993 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Wake Forest University School of Law is 40.45% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 693 law school students have enrolled to Wake Forest University School of Law.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Wake Forest University School of Law is 90.00% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Wake Forest University School of Law is $46,993. The law school tuition has increased by 2.64% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $57,760. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $39,216.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $17,418 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $17,418 when a student lives off campus.

Wake Forest University School of Law 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Wake Forest University School of Law 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$45,786$46,993
Undergraduate Program$53,322$55,440
Graduate Program$39,176$39,200
On-campus Living Costs$16,816$17,418
Off-campus Living Costs$16,816$17,418

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Wake Forest University School of Law is 162. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Wake Forest University School of Law is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.68 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Wake Forest University School of Law 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile163163
50th Percentile162162
25th Percentile160156
GPA
75th Percentile3.723.81
50th Percentile3.583.68
25th Percentile3.383.5

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Wake Forest University School of Law is 40.45% where 2,121 applicants have applied to and 858 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Wake Forest University School of Law is slightly lower than average (relatively 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 25.06% where 215 students finally enrolled out of 858 admitted students. The yield Wake Forest University School of Law is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Wake Forest University School of Law2020 Admission Statistics Table

Wake Forest University School of Law 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants2,1972,121
Admitted746858
Enrolled178215
Acceptance Rate33.96%40.45%
Yield23.86%25.06%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 693 law school students have enrolled to Wake Forest University School of Law. 535 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 158 students enrolled in Non-JD program. For Non-JD program students, 123 students have enrolled through distance learning.
217 first-time students have enrolled in Wake Forest University School of Law. By gender, 95 male , 120 female, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Wake Forest University School of Law. With 2 pre-admitted students, there are 217 first-time law school Students at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Wake Forest University School of Law2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Wake Forest University School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment603693
JD Enrollment496535
Non-JD Enrollment107158
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)68123
2020 First-year Student Population Wake Forest University School of Law
20192020
Total179217
Men8895
Women89120
Other22

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Wake Forest University School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 90% - 140 students have taken and 126 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than North Carolina average bar exam pass rate (78.86%).

Wake Forest University School of Law Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Wake Forest University School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates149158
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total136140
New Graduates134140
Prior Year Graduates20
Early Exam Takers00
No Exam Takers1112
Exam Passer111126
Exam Pass Rate81.62%90%
North Carolina Pass Rate71.5%78.86%