Class of 2021 Profile

The students making up the class of 2021 come from 39 different U.S. states as well as Washington, DC, and from nine other countries. They represent 110 different undergraduate institutions, and a number have graduate degrees including PhDs in political science, marketing, and history; Masters degrees in arts business, accounting, conflict management, electrical engineering, and marine studies; Masters of Public Policy; and Masters in Professional Accounting. Their backgrounds include science, teaching, education, entertainment, the arts, politics, public policy, government, business, technology, sports, and non-profit sector work.

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  • Median GPA: 3.78
  • GPA 25/75 percentiles: 3.66/3.87
  • Median LSAT: 169
  • LSAT 25/75 percentiles: 167/170
  • 236 students enrolled from 5,558 applicants
  • Average age: 24 (ages range from 21 to 42)
  • Women: 50%, Men: 50%
  • Total Students of Color: 28%

Geographic Distribution

  • Northeast: 22%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 22%
  • West: 19%
  • South: 15%
  • Midwest:14%
  • Foreign: 8%

Class profile as of August 27, 2018. Final data will be submitted to the ABA in October.

Employment Data

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.

Employment Data