University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Law

Admissions: University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,905
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 426
Overall acceptance rate 14.7%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 262
Number of full-time program applicants 2,905
Number of full-time program acceptances 426
Full-time acceptance rate 14.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 262
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.43-3.73
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 157-164
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.43-3.73
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 157-164
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NC
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.8%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.6%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 220
Graduates employed at graduation 74.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.7%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $90,000
Median private sector starting salary $130,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 67%
Median public service starting salary $46,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 9.0%
Percent employed in government 7.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 10.0%
Percent employed in law firms 63.0%
Percent employed in public interest 9.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 10.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 55%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 22
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 6.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 5.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 80.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.0%
Employment location unknown 1.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career Services provides a comprehensive program designed to assist students & alumni with a wide range of career related activity. It assists in identifying career interests & finding summer & permanent employment. CSO provides counseling, tools, programs, job skills training & other career assistance, coordinates job fairs, hosts on-campus interviews & provides other services for employers.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 90.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 6.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%