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#1 in Private Sector Salary
Duke Law is tied for #1 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($180,000).
#2 in Employment Rate at 10 Months
#5 in Employment Rate at GraduationDuke Law ranks #2 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (95.6%) and #5 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (91.6%) .
#5 in Bar Passage Rate
Duke Law ranks #5 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (97.8%), and it outperforms by +22.1% the state of New York’s overall bar passage rate of 75.7%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)
#7 in Highest Tuition
Duke Law ranks #7 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($64,722). We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.
#8 in Median LSAT
Duke Law is tied for #8 in terms of the median LSAT score (169) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#11 in Acceptance Rate
Duke Law ranks #11 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 20.2% among those who applied for admission.
#18 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Duke Law ranks #18 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.78) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#28 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Duke Law is tied for #28 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (5.5:1).
#30 in Library Size
Duke Law ranks #30 in terms of library size with 711,681 volumes or equivalents.
#34 in Public Sector Salary
Duke Law is tied for #34 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($60,000).
#77 in Presence of Minority Students
Duke Law ranks #77 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (35.8%).
#94 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Duke Law ranks #94 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (12.6%).
#139 in Presence of Female Faculty
Duke Law is tied for #139 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (35.0%).
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||February 15|
|LSAT Score (Median)||169||168|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||167-170||166-170|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.66-3.87||3.56-3.84|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||NY||NY|
|School's bar passage rate:||97.8%||94.3%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||75.7%||72.7%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+22.1%||+21.6%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||91.6%||86.5%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||95.6%||93.0%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$12,916||$12,978|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||86.6%||83.8%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$25,000||$20,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$134,948||$131,073|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||67.3%||67.6%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||5.5 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$180,000||$160,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$60,000||$60,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||711,681||704,033|