Northwestern University School of Law

Northwestern University School of Law

Founded in 1859, Northwestern University School of Law advances the understanding of law and produces graduates prepared to excel in a rapidly changing world. Northwestern Law uniquely blends a rigorous intellectual environment with a collegial and supportive community. Our students have access to the most interdisciplinary research faculty in the nation. We also have one of the lowest student-faculty ratios, so our students enjoy an unusual amount of individual access to these scholars, even after graduation. The Law School's lakefront location in the heart of downtown Chicago provides a wealth of part-time employment options for students while in school, and a spectacular setting in which to study law. Northwestern Law's proximity to courts, commerce, and public interest activities enables students to experience the practice of law, as well as its theory, in one of the most vibrant legal and business communities in the world.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/
Address: 375 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Admission Phone: (312) 503-8465
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students666
Student-faculty ratio6:1
Tuition $59,850 per year (full-time, in-state)
N/A per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$21,084
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Northwestern University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Northwestern University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
MaxPower94 163 A 3.97

Accepted

Yes 01/12/17 01/12/17 07/05/17 3 months ago
BrisaMartinez 153 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
spat0390 173 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
Paigeham13 172 A 3.96

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Cjc5786 163 P 3.54

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Jennifer.weinberg15 162 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
laranda 175 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
Taberj 150 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
MGM14 162 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
gek18 165 P 3.66

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
mbennett1995 160 P 3.96

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
Kaitlinamorgan 150 P 3.68

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
stofani 165 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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mquinonez21 172 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
dude 161 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
sonnyp215 160 A 3.86

Interested In Applying

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rogerthat1111 170 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

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ush1213 169 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
Michaelisa 163 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Gdtrabaris 170 P 3.55

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Btruj009 164 P 3.94

Interested In Applying

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ksumms94 165 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

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adussias 140 A 3.59

Interested In Applying

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afgkasper26 160 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

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AllysonFleming 168 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

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nicolemarie 175 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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MidlifeLaw 164 A 3.25

Interested In Applying

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bryce2762 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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alexnoll 168 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ashahrestani 168 P 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
etm0033 168 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
asanchez86 140 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
nim 168 A 3.53

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
lmfleisc 159 A 3.51

Pending

- - - 9 months ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

10/11/16 10/11/16 - 12 months ago
acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

- - - one year ago
mrt8fa 165 A 3.85

Pending

11/17/15 - - 2 years ago
xavigiroud 169 A 3.69

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants462540790
Number of Offers8238230
Number of Matriculants2152150
75% GPA3.893.890
Median GPA3.813.810
25% GPA3.433.430
75% LSAT1631630
Median LSAT1681680
25% LSAT1701700
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students666
Total Students Receiving Grants477
% of Students Receiving Grants71.6
75% Grant Amount$50,000
Median Grant Amount$27,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (35.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (34.1)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (357)
  • Hispanics (73)
  • Black or African American (44)
  • Asian (78)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (110)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (17)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (67)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (26)


  • Total Women% (48.5)
  • Total Men% (51.5)
Northwestern University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 292 85.77% 76.41% 9.36%
2014 298 87.05% 80.60% 6.45%
2013 297 91.30% 83.97% 7.33%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (138)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (17)
  • Employed Other (4)
  • Unemployed (24)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (1)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association