Southern Illinois University School of Law

The law school of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, known as Southern Illinois University School of Law, is a Public, 4 years school in Carbondale, IL. Total 246 students are attending the law school and 87 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 149 and the average GPA is 3.36. The law school tuition & fees at Southern Illinois University School of Law is $23,737.

  • LSAT Average: 149
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $23,737
  • Acceptance Rate: 59.21%
  • Student Population: 246
  • First-Year Student: 87

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Southern Illinois University School of Law is $23,737 for law school students. The tuition increased by 1.97% compared to 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 Southern Illinois University School of Law is cheaper than the average tuition & fees of Illinois law schools.
The next table shows the Southern Illinois 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
Southern Illinois University School of Law$30,075$23,278$23,737
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 149 and the average GPA is 3.36 at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
The LSAT score of Southern Illinois University School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Illinois law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Southern Illinois University School 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
Southern Illinois University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile147156155
50th percentile149159158
75th percentile151161161
GPA distribution
Southern Illinois University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile2.943.283.27
50th percentile3.363.543.54
75th percentile3.623.723.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 456 students have applied to Southern Illinois University School of Law. Among them, 270 students have accepted to admit and 87 have enrolled into Southern Illinois University School of LawThe acceptance rate is 59.21% and the yield is 32%.
The acceptance rate of Southern Illinois University School of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Illinois law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Admission Statistics
Southern Illinois University School of LawIllinois Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants45625,824475,703
Admitted2707,264135,643
Enrolled871,98340,338
Acceptance Rate59.21%41.56%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)32.22%28.14%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 246 students enrolled to Southern Illinois University School of Law. All students enrolled in JD(Juris Doctor Degree) program .
For the first class, 87 students newly joined to to Southern Illinois University School of Law. By gender, there are 43 men and 45 women first-time students at Southern Illinois University School of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment254246
JD Enrollment254246
Non-JD Enrollment00
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total8587
Men3743
Women4845

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 58.33% where 84 students took the exam and 49 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Illinois law schools (81.46%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates9193
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total8584
New Graduates7068
Prior Year Graduates1516
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers2125
Exam Passer5049
Exam Pass Rate58.82%58.33%
Illinois Pass Rate76.74%81.46%

Law Schools in Illinois

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