Northwestern Law School

Rank 10 (USNWR 2023)
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 10 in 2023 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 2023 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 171. The 25th percentile LSAT is 166 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 172.

The median GPA is 3.89. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.63 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.95.

Northwestern Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,647 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

How much does Northwestern Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Northwestern Law School

In 2023, 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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I think they normally release As on Thursday
does everyone get invited to do the video interview for NU?
what time of day does A wave usually happen?
oh northwestern
I applied RD in early october and just got the call 5 minutes ago
I think next week will be A and E wave for early-mid Nov apps
A wave is calls so all day!
Any other October applicants still waiting to hear back?
bb u can filter school applicaitons by the "sent" and see
scroll down to octover
oh thank you!
How long did it take to receive a link to the status checker from NU? I can see my app is complete in Lawhub but can’t actually sign into the school’s status checker because I don’t have an emailed link.
You should have gotten an “application received” email with status checker login within a few days. I sent mine 12/27 and got the email on 1/1
@OlderSuperSplitter: that’s what I suspected! Thank you!
How does scholarship work at NU?
Me, a mid November applicant, wondering why NU hasnt rejected me yet
same ^
same but mid October
^ me too sigh
do they typically follow a day of calls with WL/R’s?
nah i agree with @oldersupersplitter
if everyone followed the HLS system i’d be like 30% happier
Is an NU LOCI necessary if no decision 3.5 months post-complete? Or should I just sit still
@YesteryearSpaceCowboy: what would you write in it? Unless you have an update i wouldn't send one
Has NU had an R wave yet this cycle?
Northwestern WL today. Fun. "We found certain aspects of your application compelling." In other words, "Man, if you didn't suck at the LSAT, you'd be in."
@WhatTheSplit: Interesting read. Doesn't look like a fun time over at NU judging from that article. Still disappointed to have been waitlisted. What I find confusing about the situation is that the article doesn't explain why, or really even speculate about why, the dean is doing these things---is micromanaging, not allowing for faculty input where she should, etc.
I mean, what's the motivation? Is it a way to mold NU into her own image so as to get as much credit for its success as a law school as possible? The more of an impact you personally have, in other words, the more the prestige of the school redounds to your actions?
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