Northwestern University School of Law

Northwestern University School of Law is a Private, 4 years school in Evanston, IL. Total 1,181 students are attending the law school and 234 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 171 and the average GPA is 3.86. The law school tuition & fees at Northwestern University School of Law is $72,212.

  • LSAT Average: 171
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $72,212
  • Acceptance Rate: 13.91%
  • Student Population: 1,181
  • First-Year Student: 234

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Northwestern University School of Law is $72,212 for law school students. The tuition increased by 3.68% compared to last year. The average living costs besides tuition & fees is $18,649 including costs for room & boards, transportation, and other personal expenses. The living costs does not include the fees for health insurance.
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 Northwestern University School of Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Illinois law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Northwestern University School 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
Northwestern University School of Law$68,800$69,650$72,212
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 171 and the average GPA is 3.86 at Northwestern University School of Law.
The LSAT score of Northwestern University School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of Illinois law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Northwestern University School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of Illinois law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
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
Northwestern University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile167156155
50th percentile171159158
75th percentile172161161
GPA distribution
Northwestern University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.63.283.27
50th percentile3.863.543.54
75th percentile3.933.723.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 7,410 students have applied to Northwestern University School of Law. Among them, 1,031 students have accepted to admit and 234 have enrolled into Northwestern University School of LawThe acceptance rate is 13.91% and the yield is 23%.
The acceptance rate of Northwestern University School of Law is lower than the acceptance rate of Illinois law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Northwestern University School of Law.
Admission Statistics
Northwestern University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants7,41025,824475,703
Admitted1,0317,264135,643
Enrolled2341,98340,338
Acceptance Rate13.91%41.56%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.70%28.14%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,181 students enrolled to Northwestern University School of Law. Among them 769 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 412 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 234 students newly joined to to Northwestern University School of Law. By gender, there are 108 men , 139 women, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students at Northwestern University School of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Northwestern University School of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment1,1481,181
JD Enrollment747769
Non-JD Enrollment401412
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)49-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total234234
Men122108
Women117139
Other41

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 96.03% where 227 students took the exam and 218 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 Graduates240256
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total224227
New Graduates216212
Prior Year Graduates814
Early Takers01
No Exam Takers230
Exam Passer206218
Exam Pass Rate91.97%96.03%
Illinois Pass Rate76.05%0%

Law Schools in Illinois

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