The entering class of 2014 at Duke Law School was comprised of law school students with the following LSAT scores:
- The 25th %ile LSAT Score at Duke is 167
- The Median LSAT Score at Duke Law School is 170
- The 75th %ile LSAT Score at Duke is 171
And, as far as GPA goes:
- The 25th %ile Undergrad GPA at Duke is 3.62
- The Median Undergrad GPA at Duke Law School is 3.75
- The 75th %ile Undergrad GPA at Duke is 3.84
In 2011, Duke was ranked the #11 Law School in the country by US News.
Anecdotal evidence from LSN appears to indicate that, in order to feel pretty good about your chances of admission at Duke Law:
- If your GPA is 4.0+, you’ll want to have an LSAT Score of 169+
- If your GPA is 3.9+, you’ll want to have an LSAT Score of 170+
- If your GPA is 3.7+, you’ll want to have an LSAT Score of 171+
- Your chances look pretty good with a 174+ LSAT Score as long as your GPA is in the 3.6+ range.
Of course, LSN numbers are self-reported and not verified, so you may want to take those estimates with a grain of salt… but they appear to be relatively consistent with the class profile numbers reported by duke.
And remember, a relatively low LSAT score doesn’t necessarily preclude you from being admitted at Duke… It doesn’t hurt to apply to Duke as a “reach” school. From the Duke Law School website:
We consider all the information in the application to get an overall sense of an applicant’s academic ability. This includes undergraduate and graduate coursework as well as all LSAT scores.
If your chances aren’t great at Duke, just make sure you also submit applications at target schools (where your LSAT score and GPA numbers at or above the school’s median) and safety schools (where your LSAT score and GPA numbers are at or above the school’s 75th%ile).
Other Recommended Reading:
- How I got a 177 on the LSAT
- How to Get Into the Top Law Schools (via Amazon)
- The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert (via Amazon)