Southern Illinois University School of Law - Carbondale

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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]

2017 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 Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$17,725
Founded In1974
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline08/01/19
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

- - - 2 years ago
RogerJones 155 P 2.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants424424
Number of Offers308308
Number of Matriculants112112
75% GPA3.483.48
Median GPA3.073.07
25% GPA2.732.73
75% LSAT150150
Median LSAT147147
25% LSAT144144
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students333
Total Students Receiving Grants325
% of Students Receiving Grants98
75% Grant Amount$10,000
Median Grant Amount$5,500
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 (69)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (28)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (91)
  • Hispanics (3)
  • Black or African American (8)
  • Asian (3)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (1)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (7)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (4)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (1)


  • Total Women% (49)
  • Total Men% (50)
Southern Illinois University School of Law - Carbondale Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 101 60.40%
2016 104 60.58%
2015 101 85.15%

Total Graduates 2017

  • 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