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Northwestern Law School

Rank 13 (USNWR 2022)
171
Median LSAT
3.86
Median GPA
13.9%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Northwestern Law School
  • Northwestern University
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • NU Pritzker

Northwestern Law School is a law school located in Evanston, Illinois. The school was ranked 13 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Northwestern Law School is approximately 248.

Admissions website: https://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@law.northwestern.edu

Admissions phone: (312) 503-8465

Can I get into Northwestern Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Northwestern Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 167 171 172
GPA 3.6 3.86 3.93
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7410 94
# Admissions offers 1031 -
Class size 248 74
% Accepted 13.9% 94
% Yield 22.7% 13

During the 2022 application cycle, 7,410 people applied and 1,031 were offered admission.

Northwestern University has a 1L class size of 248, and yield of 22.70%. 234 out of 1,031 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 22.70% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Northwestern University has a median LSAT of 171. The 25th percentile LSAT is 167 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 172.

The median GPA is 3.86. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.6 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.93.

Northwestern Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,688 applicants for the 2021-2022 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 Northwestern Law School cost per year?

$69,650.00
Tuition
97th percentile
$94,610.00
CoA
95th percentile
65.60%
Grads with debt
23rd percentile
$158,071.00
Average debt
89th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$63,332.00
PI Salary
68th percentile
87.90%
Employment rate
93rd percentile
96.00%
Bar pass rate
91st percentile

Cost of attending Northwestern Law School

In 2022, tuition was $69,650 and the annual cost of attending was $94,610 (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.

Northwestern Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Northwestern University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $63,332.

77.2% of law graduates from Northwestern University go directly to work for law firms, while 8.4% clerk for a judge. 5.5% of graduates go into public interest.

96.0% of Northwestern University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Northwestern Law School

Located in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Law is an innovative institution that empowers students to meet the complex challenges of the ever-changing legal and business worlds.

Northwestern is renowned for recruiting students with exceptional academic ability and strong interpersonal skills. Northwestern Law’s faculty is among the nation’s most interdisciplinary and focuses on a team-oriented curriculum to prepare students for work outside of law school.

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