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Swen Parson Hall, home of the NIU College of Law.

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Fall 2015 Admissions Information as of October 5, 2015:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • With proper planning, students may acquire in-state residency very quickly. For more information about residency requirements, please see Residency Requirements.
  • Average Debt Load for 2015 Graduates: $77,975
  • Degrees Offered: J.D., J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.B.A.
  • Minimum Number of Hours to Graduate: 90
  • Admissions Timing: Fall semester only
  • Admission Decisions: Rolling
  • Application Priority Deadline: April 1st 
    • Early application is encouraged; however, we accept applications after the suggested priority deadline. The February and June LSATs are accepted for admission in the same year.  
  • In-State Residency: 6 months prior to the first day of classes for the semester
  • Number of Law Students: 252
  • NIU LSAT Code Number: 1559

Fall 2015 Admissions Statistics as of October 5, 2015:

  • Number of Completed Applications: 557
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Number of Matriculants: 85
  • Minority Representation: 29%
  • Female Representation: 46%
  • Percentage of Class Receiving a Scholarship: 51%
  • Median Scholarship Award: $12,190
  • Average Age: 26
  • Number of States Represented: 7
  • Number of Schools Represented: 42
  • Undergraduate GPA:
    • 75th percentile: 3.34
    • Median: 3.05
    • 25th percentile: 2.77
  • LSAT:
    • 75th percentile: 150
    • Median: 148
    • 25th percentile: 145

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Phone 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151
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Swen Parson Hall 270

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