Southern Illinois University School of Law - Carbondale

Southern Illinois University School of Law - Carbondale

SIU prides itself on being a collaborative, tight-knit community that allows you to thrive. Through relationships, experiences, and connections, the School of Law opens doors so you can navigate a career on your terms. SIU School of Law offers a tuition rate that is among the lowest in the country. Plus, most out-of-state residents obtain in-state residency after they have been Illinois residents for six consecutive months. Our graduates typically have a debt load below the national law school average. That means you have more freedom to chart your own career path. Calculate your tuition and financial aid

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.siu.edu/
Address: 1150 Douglas Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901
Admission Phone: (800) 739-9187
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students356
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $20,833 per year (full-time, in-state)
$43,922 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$17,725
Founded In1974
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline08/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Southern Illinois University School of Law - Carbondale

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Southern Illinois University School of Law - Carbondale

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
amcclure 153 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
RogerJones 155 P 2.87

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants4744290
Number of Offers3323320
Number of Matriculants1041040
75% GPA3.273.270
Median GPA2.912.910
25% GPA2.552.550
75% LSAT1451450
Median LSAT1481480
25% LSAT1501500
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students356
Total Students Receiving Grants351
% of Students Receiving Grants98.6
75% Grant Amount$10,000
Median Grant Amount$5,000
25% Grants Amount$500
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 (66)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (29.2)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3.4)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (243)
  • Hispanics (10)
  • Black or African American (36)
  • Asian (8)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (36)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (33)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (3)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (38.1)
  • Total Men% (61.9)
Southern Illinois University School of Law - Carbondale Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 96 68.91% 81.95% -13.04%
2014 99 86.67% 85.58% 1.09%
2013 128 88.79% 88.25% 0.54%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (188)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (27)
  • Employed Other (9)
  • Unemployed (19)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association