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 April 2019.

Pre-Law Admission Standards in North Carolina

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
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Duke University School of Law
Acceptance Rate 4% - Average GPA 3.78 - Average LSAT 169

Elon University School of Law
Acceptance Rate 15% - Average GPA 3.26 - Average LSAT 150

North Carolina Central University School of Law
Accetance Rate 12% - Average GPA 3.26 - Average LSAT 146

University of North Carolina School of Law
Acceptance rate 15% - Average GPA 3.59 - Average LSAT 161

Wake Forest University School of Law
Acceptance Rate 8% - Average GPA 3.58 - Average LSAT 162 (also accepting GRE)

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Link to Comparison PDF