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Northwestern Law School

Rank 9 (USNWR 2024)
172
Median LSAT
3.92
Median GPA
15.5%
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 9 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Northwestern Law School is approximately 238.

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 166 171 172
GPA 3.63 3.89 3.95
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6247 94
# Admissions offers 940 -
Class size 238 80
% Accepted 15.1% 92
% Yield 24.4% 22

During the 2024 application cycle, 6,247 people applied and 940 were offered admission.

Northwestern University has a 1L class size of 238, and yield of 24.36%. 229 out of 940 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 24.36% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Northwestern University has a median LSAT of 172. The 25th percentile LSAT is 166 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 174.

The median GPA is 3.92. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.66 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.97.

Northwestern Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,640 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 Northwestern Law School cost per year?

$72,212.00
Tuition
96th percentile
$99,648.00
CoA
94th percentile
95.10%
Bar pass rate
92nd percentile

Cost of attending Northwestern Law School

In 2024, tuition was $72,212 and the annual cost of attending was $99,648 (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

95.1% 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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Anyone that applied in late Jan/early Feb not heard back?
18:41
I @nicksabamgoat
Still nothing
are we going to hear back after may 1 at this rate?
i ended up calling and they said they are still sending out decisions and will be in may (including As from what i understand)
got my WL
LuckyDog
17:34
When will we see the NU WL movement
pug
17:38
anyone know if nu still plans on sending out As
pug
17:38
their deposit deadline was today right
LuckyDog
17:38
Yeah
LuckyDog
17:39
They began Wl movement about May10 last year
pug
17:39
if you havent gotten a decision yet is it safe to assume its a R or WL
LuckyDog
17:40
Long wait!
LuckyDog
17:41
Hope NU has more WL movement this year
pug
17:41
i applied in feb! so not super long but yeah im wondering whats up
LuckyDog
17:41
Sorry to hear thay
LuckyDog
17:41
that
LuckyDog
17:41
So are you in pending now
LuckyDog
17:42
I got WL
pug
17:42
yeah im still pending
LuckyDog
17:42
There is still hope
LuckyDog
17:42
Where did you pay deposits
GreasyWorkablePotato
11:38
R
Anyone else’s status update but no decision?
WL Kira's due May 8th, think we'll see WL movement after that?
@OptimisticOutlier: weird my WL Kira was due May 1
I believe NU extended the deadline to take the Kira to May 8th for those who missed the May 1 deadline.
Looks like feelers are going out according to reddit, nothing for me womp womp
has anyone heard of ppl getting in today? I know feelers went out yesterday that asked for a response by 12 PM today
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