Class of 2017 Profile

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The students making up the class of 2017 come from 43 different states, five foreign countries, and represent 114 different undergraduate institutions. Their backgrounds include science, teaching, education, entertainment, the arts, politics, public policy, government, business, technology, sports, and non-profit sector work.

  • Median GPA: 3.77
  • GPA 25/75 percentiles: 3.66/3.85
  • Median LSAT: 169
  • LSAT 25/75 percentiles: 166/170
  • 221 students enrolled from 5,358 applicants
  • Average age: 23 (ages range from 21 to 42)
  • Women: 43%, Men: 57%
  • Total Minority: 28%

Geographic Distribution

  • Northeast: 25%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 18%
  • West: 26%
  • South: 12%
  • Midwest:12%
  • Foreign: 6%

Class profile as of August 25, 2014. Final data will be certified by the Law School Admission Council in late Fall 2014.

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Duke Law graduates are in high demand because they are known as leaders, clear thinkers, and excellent writers who are ready to serve as effective advocates from day one. Several hundred employers from around the country come to Duke each year to recruit our students, and our Career and Professional Development Center provides a vast array of resources and programs designed to help you find the best job for you, no matter what location or field you choose.

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