Depaul Law School

Rank 135 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Depaul Law School
  • DePaul University
  • DePaul

Depaul Law School is a law school located in Chicago, Illinois. The school was ranked 135 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Depaul Law School is approximately 177.

Admissions website: https://law.depaul.edu/admission/Pages/apply.aspx

Admissions email: lawinfo@depaul.edu

Admissions phone: (312) 362-6831

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Depaul Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 156 158
GPA 3.18 3.57 3.76
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1782 59
# Admissions offers 745 -
Class size 177 53
% Accepted 41.8% 49
% Yield 23.1% 16

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,782 people applied and 745 were offered admission.

DePaul University has a 1L class size of 177, and yield of 23.09%. 172 out of 745 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 23.09% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at DePaul University has a median LSAT of 156. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.57. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.18 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.76.

Depaul Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 136 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Depaul Law School cost per year?

49th percentile
43rd percentile
Grads with debt
67th percentile
Average debt
68th percentile
Salary, 25th %
34th percentile
44th percentile
PI Salary
59th percentile
Employment rate
27th percentile
Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending Depaul Law School

In 2023, tuition was $50,636 and the annual cost of attending was $75,412 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Depaul Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from DePaul University make $75,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

68.9% of law graduates from DePaul University go directly to work for law firms, while 3.7% clerk for a judge. 3.7% of graduates go into public interest.

68.2% of DePaul University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Depaul Law School

DePaul University College of Law is centered in the heart of downtown Chicago, providing its students with a rich and dynamic urban setting. DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and among the largest private universities in the nation, as well as one of the largest private universities in Illinois. The College of Law is fully accredited by the ABA, is a member of AALS and Order of the Coif, and offers full-time, part-time, and summer programs. Its location—centered within the city's business and legal communities—provides students with extensive contact with Chicago's legal community, and students gain access to a national law alumni network that is more than 15,000 strong. The law school is within walking distance of the state and federal courts, a variety of government offices, and numerous corporations and law firms. DePaul law graduates reside in all 50 states and in more than 20 countries, and among them are three former mayors of Chicago, more than 350 state and federal judges, and numerous CEOs, CFOs, executives, and partners at corporations and law firms worldwide.

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I felt like I should have applied to Marquette maybe I still will
Marquette benefits: Cost of living, Diploma Privledge, and personally I currently live in a mid size city in KY. Midsize cities suck. But milwaukee is just cool
Yeah my fiancé owns a condo in Chicago and has a job in the city so it's hard passing up somewhere free to live and commuting to MKE would be doable but annoying. But it is an awesome city!!
Oh god1 Yea stay in the city! I have done the math on my stats and even if i got a half scholarship at Marquette, and a close to full in Chicago, it would still be cheaper to live in MKE
Got an A around 12 ET!
congrats kale!
thank you!! congratulations to you as well!!
Congrats!! What did your app status change to before getting your decision? Mine has been app complete-decision in 3-4 weeks for a little while now
My app status changed on 11/02 and received my decision on 11/06
My status just changed!! Hoping it comes this week! Congrats again :))
I think my status was something to the order of "In Review" for a few weeks leading up to today
2.5 weeks or so?
I had "Application Complete - Decision in 3-4 weeks" for a month exactly and today it changed to "Application in Review". Does anyone know what this could mean?
Damn missed this wave:(
Had the same thing as kale
@nervousoverthinking: congrats on the A!
Thank you @sidewaysgoat
any specific days of the week that depaul typically releases decisions?
Based on the LSD data it looks like a majority of the decisions come out on Mondays and Tuesdays and then some trickle through at the end of the week. I got my decision on a Tuesday.
anyone know when depaul releases decisions from folks on the wait list?
@GoofyHocRaccoon: when I went to their open house they said they keep people on the waitlist well into the summer right before school starts....no hard dates. Their "deadline" is April 1st but still accept applicants after that
i applied early january, and got a response 1/17
I applied to the PT evening program on 1/11 and got accepted Tuesday 1/23. I'm assuming the process will take longer for FT applications since there are more seats to fill
I got waitlisted today blahh
anyone know the chances of getting off of it
Whats your stats?
anyone experience any waitlist movement?
how long after did you all get your login to the status checker? I applied Jan and still can't access
it only took 2 days, i’d say check spam/reach out if you don’t have it yet
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