Pre-Professional Programs

Admission Standards

Admission to legal education programs is highly competitive. The critical elements in any successful application include:

  • Academic superiority measured by a student's grade point average (GPA)
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statements

The following is a sample of admission characteristics from legal education programs in North Carolina. This list is not exhaustive. Statistics were obtained from the information guides available from the Law School Admission Council. This list was updated February 2017.

Pre-Law Admission Standards in North Carolina

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Raleigh, NC
705 Applicants - 114 Enrolled
3.31 Average GPA
153 Average LSAT

Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
5,095 Applicants - 221 Enrolled
3.76 Average GPA
169 Average LSAT

Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
744 Applicants - 129 Enrolled
3.24 Average GPA
148 Average LSAT

North Carolina Central University School of Law
Durham, NC
869 Applicants - 190 Enrolled
3.34 Average GPA
144 Average LSAT

University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
1,371 Applicants - 214 Enrolled
3.51 Average GPA
161 Average LSAT

Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston-Salem, NC
1,907 Applicants - 161 Enrolled
3.59 Average GPA
161 Average LSAT