University of Illinois College of Law

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University of Illinois College of Law

The University of Illinois College of Law is one of the nation’s top public law schools, known for its highly respected faculty, innovative curriculum, cutting-edge interdisciplinary programs, and distinguished alumni in the fields of law, business, teaching, and public service. In its 2013 rankings of Go-To Law Schools, the National Law Journal ranked Illinois 24th in the percentage of recent graduates hired at the nation’s largest 250 law firms and 17th in the number of alumni associates promoted to partnership.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.illinois.edu/
Address: 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820
Admission Phone: (217) 244-6415
Admission Email: [email protected]du

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students477
Student-faculty ratio12:1
Tuition $41,332 per year (full-time, in-state)
$49,082 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$17,900
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Illinois College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Illinois College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
jshelton 154 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

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jo139735 150 P 3.30

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- - - 4 months ago
Mebroadd 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
rogerthat1111 170 P 3.93

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- - - one year ago
RyanKeeton 166 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ksumms94 165 P 3.89

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vinsk1ma 158 A 3.84

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daniellew16 140 A 3.00

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- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants123613690
Number of Offers5655650
Number of Matriculants1371370
75% GPA3.73.70
Median GPA3.593.590
25% GPA3.323.320
75% LSAT1541540
Median LSAT1601600
25% LSAT1621620
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students477
Total Students Receiving Grants470
% of Students Receiving Grants98.5
75% Grant Amount$39,719
Median Grant Amount$30,000
25% Grants Amount$18,325
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 (36.1)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (59.1)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3.1)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (241)
  • Hispanics (32)
  • Black or African American (27)
  • Asian (47)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (88)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (10)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (39)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (39)


  • Total Women% (40)
  • Total Men% (60)
University of Illinois College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 169 87.30% 80.80% 6.50%
2014 186 83.21% 84.79% -1.58%
2013 231 94.73% 87.51% 7.22%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (159)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (36)
  • Employed Other (8)
  • Unemployed (20)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association