Northwestern Law School

Rank 13 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Northwestern Law School
  • 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

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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 1,675 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?

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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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Anybody have advice for applying to NWLS this coming cycle?
does everyone get an interview at northwestern
Yes, the option at least
Anyone applying Northwestern ED?
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Good luck to us all! NU is my top choice and to be admitted there ED would be a dream come true. About a month til we find out...
Do you guys think I have a good shot at Northwestern with a 174 and a 3.65? I am mixed race and my mom is the first in her family to come to the US. I wrote my personal statement about my passion for speech and debate and how I used to travel a lot to visit family in my mom's country and how it gave me a different perspective than my peers at my 98% white catholic school UChicago is my reach, and I'm also applying to UVA, UPenn, NYU, and Michigan
Dude, yeah a 174 is good enough to get you into any of the T7-T14 schools despite what anyone says. Especially NW, which care about softs and splitters more than others.
Do we think ED decisions are coming out next week or the week after?
My guess is 12/15 based on last two years being on the Thursday of the second full week of December but then again who knows