SIU School of Law

Rank 174 (USNWR 2023)
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Also known as

  • SIU School of Law
  • Southern Illinois University—Carbondale

SIU School of Law is a law school located in Carbondale, Illinois. The school was ranked 174 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for SIU School of Law is approximately 89.

Admissions website: https://www.law.siu.edu/admissions/index.html

Admissions email: lawadmit@siu.edu

Admissions phone: 618-536-7711

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SIU School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 147 150 153
GPA 2.92 3.35 3.62
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 462 4
# Admissions offers 262 -
Class size 89 5
% Accepted 56.7% 18
% Yield 32.4% 60

During the 2023 application cycle, 462 people applied and 262 were offered admission.

Southern Illinois University—Carbondale has a 1L class size of 89, and yield of 32.44%. 85 out of 262 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 32.44% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Southern Illinois University—Carbondale has a median LSAT of 150. The 25th percentile LSAT is 147 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 153.

The median GPA is 3.35. The 25th percentile GPA is 2.92 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.62.

SIU School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 23 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 SIU School of Law

In 2023, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $18,350 (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.

SIU School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale make $70,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $52,000.

61.7% of law graduates from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale go directly to work for law firms, while 0.0% clerk for a judge. 2.1% of graduates go into public interest.

59.4% of Southern Illinois University—Carbondale graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about SIU School of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding small public law school that provides an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment. SIU School of Law emphasizes excellence in academics. Students learn from faculty members who are nationally recognized in their fields and are engaged with the legal community on local, state, national, and international levels.

Students at SIU School of Law receive a strong grounding in legal theory and excellent training in professional skills development. SIU School of Law provides skills training through legal clinics and externship programs, a semester-in-practice program, moot court, pro bono opportunities, and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Students receive a rigorous legal education in a supportive environment. Students benefit from individualized attention from professors and administrators who genuinely care about their success. In addition to a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, SIU School of Law has an excellent student support system that includes an Academic Success Program.

SIU School of Law prepares practice-ready graduates for a changing legal profession in a global environment.

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