University of Chicago Law School

Rank 3 (USNWR 2023)
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  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Chicago
  • UC UChi UChicago

University of Chicago Law School is a law school located in Chicago, Illinois. The school was ranked 3 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Chicago Law School is approximately 203.

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

Admissions email: admissions@law.uchicago.edu

Admissions phone: 773-702-9484

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University of Chicago Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 169 173 175
GPA 3.81 3.91 3.97
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5246 90
# Admissions offers 747 -
Class size 203 63
% Accepted 14.2% 95
% Yield 24.4% 22

During the 2023 application cycle, 5,246 people applied and 747 were offered admission.

University of Chicago has a 1L class size of 203, and yield of 24.36%. 182 out of 747 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 University of Chicago has a median LSAT of 173. The 25th percentile LSAT is 169 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 175.

The median GPA is 3.91. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.81 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.97.

University of Chicago Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,591 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

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Cost of attending University of Chicago Law School

In 2023, tuition was $74,607 and the annual cost of attending was $104,277 (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.

University of Chicago Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Chicago make $215,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $69,000.

57.8% of law graduates from University of Chicago go directly to work for law firms, while 30.8% clerk for a judge. 4.7% of graduates go into public interest.

97.8% of University of Chicago graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the country. The University of Chicago Law School was founded in 1902. It is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and is renowned for its scholarship and research. The school has produced many notable alumni, including Chief Justice of the United States Charles Evans Hughes, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Paul Stevens, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama.

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when they say to "use good social judgement" I think that leaves so much room for interpretation and almost make it seem like they are just waiting to see how you perform just to judge you in the end
Is UChicago now just trickling out a last few acceptances? Not sure what to make of the couple folks reporting As over the past few days.
it doesnt make sense to me. I interviewed mid Feb. How are folks like me still waiting on a response...
UC sure has A LOT of WL loll
Is it really possible to get off of the wl
Do law schools communicate about applicants that send LOCIs?
I'm wondering how much harm there is in telling multiple schools that they're your top choice
i did that in every why x essay
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I only told my top choice that they’re my top choice. For the rest I said “among my top choices”
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I don’t know if schools communicate about them but I wouldn’t feel right about it; I felt bad enough withdrawing from schools that I didn’t promise to attend 😂 people pleasing ftw
doubt they communicate about it, but I'm sure they can sense when it's a lie- if you have a fairly generic LOCI and randomly say YOU'RE MY TOP! theyre going to think that's odd
the paper should say you're my top without saying it- it's good to also have the actual words; but you know
Any waitlist movement?
does anyone know why uchicago has a deadline for locis ? and the harm in submitting after? like can you even submit anything later like updates, etc. throughout the summer
I am wondering the same thing as I missed the LOCI deadline
Thanks. I was trying to figure out if they are sending out to everyone still on their WL or just the top ones. Honestly still waiting for the R considering they have to be getting full.
is chicago pulling more heavily from their wl this year??
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@TameClammyLemur: sure seems like it!
how many people have gotten feeler emails from uchicago
i have no clue how many ppl have gotten them but I did get one this past week
Why LDS has not updated ranking?!
what is going on with chicago
WL movement
is uchicago full?
has anyone heard from chicago lately
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anyone have any idea if id get in to UChi with a 3.95/172
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