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


Admissions

Preliminary Admissions Data
NIU College of Law Class of 2019 (Entering Fall 2017)1

  • LSAT median: 150
  • GPA median: 3.12
  • LSAT 25th and 75th percentiles: 146-153
  • GPA 25th and 75th percentiles: 2.79-3.53

Student Body Data

  • Women: 40%
  • Minority: 30%
  • Out-of-State Residents: 22%
  • Average Age: 26

Careers

Graduates in 2015 found jobs in

  • Government and public interest - 34.88%
  • Private practice - 51.16%
  • Business and industry - 11.63%
  • Education - 2.33%

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Placement Comparison of All Jobs + Advanced Degrees1

NALP Job Comparison Over Past 10-Months
NIU Law Class of 2015

  • Univesity of Chicago 98.47%
  • Northwestern 94.44%
  • Chicago-Kent 91.30%
  • Northern Illinois University 89.80%
  • Loyola 87.74%
  • University of Illinois 86.67%
  • DePaul 85.60%
  • John Marshall 85.09%
  • Southern Illinois University 84.69%

1 These are the most recent 10-month employment data available, and are reported to the American Bar Association under Standard 509 and to the National Association for Law Placement.

Tuition

NIU College of Law Annual Tuition and Fees—Academic Year 2017–18

Illinois Resident Non-Resident
Instructional Charges (Base Tuition) $16,254.96 $32,509.92*
Institutional Charges (Fees) $5,922.80 $5,922.80
Tuition/Fees Combined $22,177.76 $38,482.72

* Most out-of-state students establish residency during the first year and qualify for
lower tuition in the second and third years.

Average Illinois Law School Tuition: $45,075.63

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Phone: 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151
law-admit@niu.edu

General Information

Admissions Information: 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151
law-admit@niu.edu

Other Questions: 815-753-1068
Swen Parson Hall 270

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