The University of North Carolina School of Law Welcomes the Class of 2026

September 29, 2023

The University of North Carolina School of Law recently welcomed an accomplished group of 179 first-year students who began their legal education this fall as the incoming Class of 2026. Of the 2,815 applicants, these students represent the top 6.4% selected.

Much of the class, 60.34% (108 students), are North Carolina residents, while 39.66% (71 students) come from out-of-state. This class boasts strong academic credentials, with a median GPA of 3.78 and a median LSAT score 166.

The incoming class represents 81 undergraduate institutions across 27 states and Canada. Their 54 unique undergraduate majors, spanning from humanities to STEM, showcase the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of the class.

The median age is 23, with ages ranging from 19 to 40 years old. Women comprise the majority at 59.8% (107 students), while 39.7% (71 students) are men, while 0.5% are non-binary.

This is one of the most competitively accepted incoming classes for Carolina Law to date. The school looks forward to the many contributions these students will make to legal scholarship and the practice of law.

The University of North Carolina School of Law is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 public law schools in the United States.