About NIU Law

NIU Law is at the heart of a diverse and active university campus of over 17,000 students in DeKalb, Illinois, located on the western edge of the Chicago metropolitan area, one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies – with more than 400 major corporate headquarters, including 31 in the Fortune 500.


Admissions Data for the NIU Law Fall 2018 Entering Class
LSAT 75th Percentile 152
LSAT Median 149
LSAT 25th Percentile 148
GPA 75th Percentile 3.44
GPA Median 3.09
GPA 25th Percentile 2.75
NIU Law Fall 2018 Entering Class Demographics
First-Year Enrollment 93
Women 46%
Minority 29%
Out-of-State Residents 36%
Median Age 24
Student–Faculty Ratio 7.3:1


NIU College of Law Annual Tuition and Fees—Academic Year 2019–20
Domestic Rate for all U.S. Students
Instructional Charges (Base Tuition) $16,254.96
Institutional Charges (Fees) $5,915.12
Tuition/Fees Combined $22,170.08


Graduates in 2017 found jobs in:*

Government and Public Interest 40% Business and Industry 10% Law Firms 48%
* 2% of 2017 graduates are pursuing advanced degrees.