Wake Forest University School of Law

Wake Forest University School of Law

The formal study of law has been part of Wake Forest since 1894. Over the years, Wake Forest has evolved as a small Baptist college for men located just north of Raleigh, North Carolina, to an independent, multi-dimensional, nationally recognized university located in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest Law has grown along with and at times led the development of the institution of which it is a part. The law school, which has worked to meet the needs of a changing legal profession as well as the changing needs of students, continues to be a leader in legal education.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.wfu.edu/
Address: 1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Admission Phone: (336) 758-5437
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students506
Student-faculty ratio12:1
Tuition $44,220 per year (full-time, in-state)
$44,220 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$21,912
Founded In1936
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline03/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Wake Forest University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Wake Forest University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Lowrancc 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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RStreetja 157 A 3.20

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ariannacraver 160 P 3.61

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Mbeatty142 161 P 3.19

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Bailey22 156 A 3.51

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KatelynLaws 155 P 3.60

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Cward41 163 P 3.51

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WahooMike 158 A 3.00

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Chris 158 P 3.77

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hkobus 131 A 2.80

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bryanhdez96 160 P 3.10

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No - - - 9 months ago
fowlas13 154 A 3.00

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Rossme2 150 P 3.42

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haleyesmith15 170 P 3.33

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CluUF 151 A 3.74

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teakogun 165 P 3.25

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aro 160 A 3.56

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dr3aming4chang3 162 A 2.50

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

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bryce2762 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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browjn14 162 A 2.97

Pending

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jessebarrad 164 A 3.55

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11/30/16 11/30/16 - 11 months ago
gthoma37 164 A 3.50

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Marisakpayne 155 A 3.43

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chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

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09/30/16 09/30/16 - 12 months ago
amayberry 157 A 3.70

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alclem 149 A 3.00

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mjgonzalez7172 156 A 3.48

Waitlisted

03/02/17 03/03/17 03/13/17 7 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants190619890
Number of Offers8668660
Number of Matriculants1611610
75% GPA3.73.70
Median GPA3.583.580
25% GPA3.353.350
75% LSAT1561560
Median LSAT1611610
25% LSAT1621620
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students506
Total Students Receiving Grants447
% of Students Receiving Grants88.3
75% Grant Amount$32,000
Median Grant Amount$25,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (38.5)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (43.3)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (5.1)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.4)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (375)
  • Hispanics (33)
  • Black or African American (43)
  • Asian (7)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (29)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (12)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (17)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (49)
  • Total Men% (51)
Wake Forest University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 143 83.20% 68.61% 14.59%
2014 197 81.95% 71.77% 10.18%
2013 163 80.13% 73.71% 6.42%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (98)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (17)
  • Employed Other (15)
  • Unemployed (14)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association