Northern Illinois University

Rank 147 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

9 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
0/5 , 1 rejected, 2 waitlisted, 0 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 147 149 151
GPA 2.86 3.2 3.6
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 662 21
# Admissions offers 389 -
Class size 123 22
% Accepted 58.8% 19
% Yield 30.9% 52
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 145 149 151
GPA 2.9 3.37 3.7
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 142 150 154
GPA 3.4 3.21 3.32
Softs Tier 3.0 Tier 3.5 Tier 3.4
Scholarship - - $37,725
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 19
Days from UR to decision 9
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -6.0
URM GPA differential -0.65

School finances

Northern Illinois University College of LawFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.

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Northern Illinois University Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual disposable income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly disposable income$60,000

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School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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14:54
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bearbearbear
14:54
The year before was 66.67%
UT admitted two 171s yesterday with gpas slightlyyyt above mine. They may be coming down to earth
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@ThreePlantLemming: stuck w me haha, i just don't have a clue what any GPA percentiles are at any schools
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It's absolutely insane what the LSAT and this process does to people. This profession is disgusting in many ways.
14:55
exactly haha
@CanadaGoose: once we r off this website and Reddit we will come down to earth a bit
We do it to ourselves as well
The good news is that there are fields of law that are actually chill and populated with good people
@CanadaGoose: law as a profession in general exists because humanity can be pretty disgusting
Oranges
14:55
I just don't understand how us news has every school by the balls like this
14:55
@StressedLawDog: It's true, we do.
Yeah we are talking about one of the most
Competitive professions during the most competitive era ever
14:56
so true, this site actually deterred me from applying or even taking LSAT for 2ish years
It’s nice to feel grateful we got this far
DontPay4LawSchool
14:57
USNWR is basically a bureaucratic institution that regulates the legal market
Oranges
14:57
but h o w
ignore USNWR and look at employment 509s lol
just dont pay it any attention
14:57
The profession should collectively be persuaded to stop relying on the USNWR rankings.
14:57
yeah now that i think about it, why do schools even care about USNWR
FutureMarshallErikson
14:57
Wait ignore USNWR because LSAT transparency also
DontPay4LawSchool
14:57
the only thing that matters is debt/income ratio
FutureMarshallErikson
14:57
Just found it and I'm in shock
Oranges
14:57
I know we shouldn't but the law schools care a ton ab it
14:57
anyone have a guess as to what the percentage of law school applicants this year are actually using this site?