Northwestern University School of Law

Northwestern University School of Law is a Private, 4 years school in Evanston, IL. Total 1,148 students are attending the law school and 234 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 169 and the average GPA is 3.85. The law school tuition & fees at Northwestern University School of Law is $66,806.

  • LSAT Average: 169
  • Law School Tuition & Fees: $66,806
  • Law School Acceptance Rate: 18.01%
  • Law School Student Population: 1,148

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 5,441 students have applied to Northwestern University School of Law. Among them, 980 students have accepted to admit and 234 have enrolled into Northwestern University School of LawThe acceptance rate is 18.01% and the yield is 24%. The acceptance rate of Northwestern University School of Law is lower than the acceptance rate of Illinois law schools, as well as that of all law schools in United States.
Next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Northwestern University School of Law.
2020-2021 Admission Statistics
Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants5,44120,703375,348
Admitted9806,970132,806
Enrolled2341,76637,159
Acceptance Rate18.01%43.29%45.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.88%26.79%31.58%

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 169 and the average GPA is 3.85 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 that of all law schools in United States.
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.
2020-2021 LSAT scores distribution
Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile165155152
50th percentile169158156
75th percentile171160158
2020-2021 GPA distribution
Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.563.243.18
50th percentile3.853.493.45
75th percentile3.923.673.66

2020 Northwestern University School of Law Tuition & Fees

The 2020 tuition & fees at Northwestern University School of Law is $66,806 for law school students.The average living costs is $20,325 when a student lives on campus (i.e. dormitory or campus owned apartments) and $20,325 when a student lives off campus.
The average tuition & fees of Illinois law schools is $46,103 for Illinoisresidents and $48,126 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $38,079 for State residents and $43,393 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 that of all law schools in United States.
2020-2021 Law School Tuition & Fees
Northwestern University School of Law
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,402$66,806
Average Tuition & fees (not law school)
Undergraduate$54,568$56,691
Graduate$54,620$56,567
Living Costs
On-Campus Living$18,476$20,325
Off-Campus Living$18,476$20,325

Northwestern University School of Law Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,148 students enrolled to Northwestern University School of Law. Among them 747 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 401 students enrolled in Non-JD program. For Non-JD program students, 49 students enrolled the program through online.
For the first class, 234 students newly joined to to Northwestern University School of Law. By gender, there are 122 men , 117 women, and 4 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.
2020-2021 Student Population
Northwestern University School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment1,1191,148
JD Enrollment752747
Non-JD Enrollment367401
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)3249
2020-2021 First-year Student Population
Northwestern University School of Law
20192020
Total240234
Men106122
Women139117
Other04

Northwestern University School of Law Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 91.97% where 224 students took the exam and 206 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of Illinois law schools (76.05%).
2020-2021 Bar Exam Pass Rate
Northwestern University School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates229240
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total224224
New Graduates212216
Prior Year Graduates128
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers623
Exam Passer206206
Exam Pass Rate91.97%91.97%
Illinois Pass Rate75.14%76.05%

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