University of Chicago Law School

Rank 3 (USNWR 2023)
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  • University of Chicago
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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 1,557 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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oh no worries at all :)
I thought the WL was surely a soft R. This is incredible!
Anyone still not hear back
Anyone think the early WL A's are bc of withdrawals? I've heard they've had a lot this year
Anyone have an idea when to expect aid info after the recent wave?
the email says several days after you'll get your chicago ID, which is needed to complete the aid application
my app keeps moving up on lawhub and its so stressful. did anyone hear back today?
there was a big A wave yesterday
I saw someone on reddit predict based on last year's data that this was the last big A wave, and going forward they'd be pulling from the WL
who knows if thats actually true but just fyi
Has anyone applied for Chicago need-based aid and received anything decent?
Still waiting to hear back
Does Chicago call?
ugh I really don't want to believe that they're done... Why would they interview me if they were going to ghost me??
When did you interview
nvm im waitlisted as of this morning!
E wave from columbia this afternoon
they have not admitted people in a while. today was full of w and r
Question for the UChicago chat. I'm on the waitlist here. I am planning on writing a LOCI by the May 1 deadline. However, I also wanted to submit an addendum, which is not a LOCI but separate written material, but I'm not sure whether this is "allowed." I read the Waitlist FAQs page that Chicago links to in its waitlist email, but that page simply says that Chicago gives waitlisted applications the opportunity to write a supplemental 1- to 2-page document talking about why they want to go to Chicago, etc. It does not say that one is or is not permitted to write a separate addendum. So, I was wondering if anyone here knew whether this is permitted.
@CanWeTalkAboutTerrenceMalick: what would you addendum be?
i think just email admissions and ask Im not sure either
is anyone also still waiting?
does anyone know when we can begin to see WL movement?
Based on last year, it looks like they had two waves of WL->A, May 30 and June 15
Some of us in General did some more digging. We think the reason why the waitlist offers begin at the end of May is because their deadline to apply for loans is May 31. Simply put, they have to replace admits that aren't happy with their aid package.
Does anyone know how they notify about WL -> A? Do they do feeler calls? Send an email? I am going to be travelling next couple weeks in different time zone and don't want to miss anything.
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