Northern Illinois University College of Law

Northern Illinois University College of Law is a Public, 4 years school in Dekalb, IL. Total 322 students are attending the law school and 118 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 148 and the average GPA is 3.20. The law school tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University College of Law is $22,559.

  • LSAT Average: 148
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $22,559
  • Acceptance Rate: 62.27%
  • Student Population: 322
  • First-Year Student: 118

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University College of Law is $22,559 for law school students. The tuition has not been increased to the same amount as last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Illinois is $44,391 for Illinois residents and $47,214 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of Northern Illinois University College of Law is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Illinois law schools.
The next table shows the Northern Illinois University College of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Illinois law schools and all U.S. Law schools. The 2023 statistics for comparison is not available yet due to the lack of data.
Law School Tuition & Fees
202120222023
Northern Illinois University College of Law$24,310$24,642$22,559
Illinois Law Schools$48,126$47,214-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 148 and the average GPA is 3.2 at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
The LSAT score of Northern Illinois University College of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Illinois law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Northern Illinois University College of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Illinois law schools.
The next table shows the submitted LSAT scores and GPA by 25th/50th/75th percentile and full-time/part-time status and compare each score to last year scores.
LSAT scores distribution
Northern Illinois University College of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile146156155
50th percentile148159158
75th percentile152161161
GPA distribution
Northern Illinois University College of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile2.993.283.27
50th percentile3.23.543.54
75th percentile3.493.723.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 607 students have applied to Northern Illinois University College of Law. Among them, 378 students have accepted to admit and 118 have enrolled into Northern Illinois University College of LawThe acceptance rate is 62.27% and the yield is 31%.
The acceptance rate of Northern Illinois University College of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Illinois law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Admission Statistics
Northern Illinois University College of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants60725,824475,703
Admitted3787,264135,643
Enrolled1181,98340,338
Acceptance Rate62.27%41.56%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.22%28.14%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 322 students enrolled to Northern Illinois University College of Law. All students enrolled in JD(Juris Doctor Degree) program .
For the first class, 118 students newly joined to to Northern Illinois University College of Law. By gender, there are 62 men and 64 women first-time students at Northern Illinois University College of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment279322
JD Enrollment279322
Non-JD Enrollment00
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total114118
Men6362
Women5864

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 81.58% where 76 students took the exam and 62 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Illinois law schools (0%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates8086
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total8676
New Graduates6867
Prior Year Graduates189
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers1219
Exam Passer6862
Exam Pass Rate79.07%81.58%
Illinois Pass Rate74.43%0%

Law Schools in Illinois

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