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The Wake Forest campus photographed from the bell tower in Wait Chapel.

Fast Facts

Here’s a quick snapshot of Wake Forest Law:

Size (2016-2017)

  • 1st Year Class: 161
  • Total Law School (JD, LLM, MSL, SJD and Two-Year JD): 567
  • Wake Forest University: approximately 7,788 (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Tuition & Aid (2016-2017)

  • Tuition: $43,594
  • Scholarship awards range from $1,400 to full tuition

Academics

  • Degree Options: JD, JD/MA in Bioethics, JD/MA in Religion, JD/MA in Sustainability, JD/MBA, JD/M.Div, LLM, MSL and Two-Year JD for International Lawyers
  • # of Clinics: 8
  • # of Journals: 3

1st Year Class Profile (Class of 2019)

  • Applications: 1,907
  • GPA 25th/75th percentile: 3.35/3.70; median 3.59
  • LSAT 25th/75th percentile: 156/162; median 161
  • # of states represented: 29
  • # of countries represented: 4
  • # of schools represented: 88
  • % women: 52%
  • % minority: 21%
  • Average age: 24
  • % out of state: 70%

History

Wake Forest University was founded in 1834 outside the state capital of Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1941, the medical school moved to Winston-Salem, and the rest of the College followed in 1956. The School of Law was established in 1894, and in 1993 moved into its current facility, the Worrell Professional Center.