North Carolina Central University School of Law

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The mission of the North Carolina Central University School of Law is to provide a challenging and broad-based educational program designed to stimulate intellectual inquiry of the highest order, and to foster in each student a deep sense of professional responsibility and personal integrity so as to produce competent and socially responsible members of the legal profession.

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North Carolina Central Law School Admissions

North Carolina Central Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 48% of its applicants. Comparatively, Nccu is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 1160 548 (47.24%) 199 (17.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.97 3.24 3.41
LSAT 142 145 149

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $14,996 $33,978
Part Time $14,996 $33,978

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $13,805
  • Living off-campus: $18,890
  • Living at home: $10,455

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/31
  • Application Fee: $50

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North Carolina Central Law School Community

North Carolina Central Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Nccu is Above Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 33
  • Part Time: 26


  • # Female Faculty: 47
  • # Minority Faculty: 54


17.6 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

North Carolina Central Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. North Carolina Central University 1L section size is 11% smaller than law schools in North Carolina and 8% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

North Carolina Central Law School: 122
North Carolina Average: 136
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 557
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 445

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 93
  • Law Journals: 78
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 26.9%
  • Second Year: 1.1%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

North Carolina Central Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The North Carolina Central University class of 2020 had an employment rate of 81% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 76.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 39.0%
  • Business: 25.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • North Carolina: 63%
  • Virginia: 5%
  • Maryland: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 76.5%
  • First Time Takers: 136
  • Average School: 72.1%
  • Average State: 69.1%
  • Pass Difference: 3.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • North Carolina: 69.1%
  • Passed: 75 of 104 (72.1%)
  • State Average: 69.1%
  • Difference: 3.0%