Northern Illinois University Law School

Rank 157 (USNWR 2024)
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Also known as

  • Northern Illinois University Law School
  • Northern Illinois University
  • NIU

Northern Illinois University Law School is a law school located in DeKalb, Illinois. The school was ranked 157 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Northern Illinois University Law School is approximately 117.

Admissions website: https://www.niu.edu/law/admissions/index.shtml

Admissions email: law-admit@niu.edu

Admissions phone: 815.753.8595

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Northern Illinois University Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 147 150 152
GPA 3.06 3.36 3.59
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 802 25
# Admissions offers 418 -
Class size 117 14
% Accepted 52.1% 27
% Yield 27.8% 41

During the 2024 application cycle, 802 people applied and 418 were offered admission.

Northern Illinois University has a 1L class size of 117, and yield of 27.75%. 116 out of 418 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.75% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Northern Illinois University has a median LSAT of 150. The 25th percentile LSAT is 147 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 152.

The median GPA is 3.43. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.13 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.65.

Northern Illinois University Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 41 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.

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

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Cost of attending Northern Illinois University Law School

In 2024, tuition was $22,559 and the annual cost of attending was $43,955 (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.

Northern Illinois University Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Northern Illinois University make $61,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $52,500.

61.7% of law graduates from Northern Illinois University go directly to work for law firms, while 0.0% clerk for a judge. 8.3% of graduates go into public interest.

63.1% of Northern Illinois University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Northern Illinois University Law School

Northern Illinois University was founded in 1895, and the College of Law was established in 1978. NIU Law seeks to prepare its graduates not only for the traditional role of lawyers but also for the myriad tasks lawyers are called upon to perform. The school has a diverse and professionally distinguished faculty dedicated to teaching and scholarship.

NIU Law is located in DeKalb, a community conveniently located approximately 60 miles west of Chicago. DeKalb is close enough to the Chicago metropolitan area to draw on its many resources, yet it retains its own college-town flavor. It is a safe and affordable environment with a high quality of life.

The university’s main campus is set on 755 acres of rolling country land. The lush campus features two lagoons, several museums, and a vast variety of cultural opportunities. It provides an excellent environment for the study of law.

Though on a relatively large campus with all of the associated activities and opportunities, the College of Law is a small oasis at NIU’s center.

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If anyone lingers on here i figured i would put it out there that I got admitted in 4 days
definitly worth applying if your lingering about it
@GuyGadbois: Thanks for the heads up, im looking to apply for next year. What are your stats?
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