University of Chicago

Rank 4 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2024 , matriculating 2021

1806 applicants for the 2020 - 2021  cycle
41/177 , 425 rejected, 553 waitlisted, 411 withdrawn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 167 171 173
GPA 3.72 3.89 3.95
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4971 91
# Admissions offers 888 -
Class size 188 61
% Accepted 17.9% 96
% Yield 20.3% 9
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 169 172 175
GPA 3.7 3.84 3.94
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 169 171 173
GPA 3.63 3.78 3.89
Softs Tier 3.18 Tier 3.29 Tier 3.24
Scholarship - - $79,140
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 94
Days from UR to decision 58
Interview invite rate 18.88%
Interview conversion rate 51.61%
URM LSAT differential -2.97
URM GPA differential -0.08

School finances

University of Chicago Law SchoolFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$46,184.00
Tuition
51st percentile
$75,620.00
CoA
65th percentile
61.40%
Grads with debt
9th percentile
$191,117.00
Average debt
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
91st percentile
95.00%
Employment rate
100th percentile
98.70%
Bar pass rate
84th percentile
University of Chicago Law SchoolBudgeting

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[IMPORTANT] These estimates are for high level planning only. Things like summer jobs, when you spend your savings, and other financial decisions will impact exactly how much you pay.

Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

University of Chicago 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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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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