Sunday, March 27, 2011
NC Central among the most popular in the nation
The law school at N.C. Central University, along with Yale and Harvard, has been selected as one of the nation's most popular law schools.
U.S. News & World Report ranks NCCU ninth on its new list, which is headed by Yale, followed by Brigham Young University and then Harvard. Central is the only North Carolina law school on the popular list.
The list is based on the percentage of students admitted to a particular school who actually choose to enroll there. For 2010, the NCCU law school had an admission yield of 49.6 percent. Of 415 applicants accepted by the school, 206 subsequently enrolled there. By comparison, around 80 percent of the applicants accepted by Yale chose to go there.
Other schools in the ranking included Southern University, Liberty University, the University of Oklahoma, Regent University, the University of Memphis, and the University of New Mexico.
This isn't the first time the NCCU law school has been highly ranked.
It had previously been rated as the nation's best value for law schools for two years in a row by National Jurist Magazine.