Illinois Law Schools Comparison
Illinois Law School Overview
In Illinois, 9 law schools that are accredited by American Bar Association (ABA) are active for academic year 2019-2020.
Next list summarizes the law school information in Illinois.
- In Illinois, Northern Illinois University College of Law is the oldest law school (founded in 1975) and Northwestern University School of Law is the second oldest law school, founded in 1859.
- The average tuition & fees of Illinois law schools is $48,126 and University of Chicago Law School has the highest tuition & fees of $67,899 and Northern Illinois University College of Law has the lowest tuition & fees of $24,528.
- The average LSAT score of Illinois law schools is 158 and University of Chicago Law School has the highest LSAT score of 170 and Southern Illinois University School of Law has the lowest score of 149.
- The average acceptance rate of Illinois law schools is 43.29% and Northwestern University School of Law has the tightest (lowest) rate of 18% and The John Marshall Law School has the loosest (lowest) rate of 62%.
- The average law school population of Illinois law schools is 6,693 and Northwestern University School of Law has the most students of 1,148 and Southern Illinois University School of Law has the fewest students of 254.
- The average bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) of Illinois law schools is 79.17% and University of Chicago Law School has the highest rate of 96% and Southern Illinois University School of Law has the lowest rate of 59%.
9 ABA Accredited Illinois Law Schools Comparison Table
|Rank||College Name||State||Founded||Tuition & Fees||LSAT Score||GPA||Acceptance Rate||Student Population||Bar Pass Rate|
|1||University of Chicago Law School|
|2||Northwestern University School of Law|
|3||University of Illinois College of Law|
|4||Loyola University Chicago School of Law|
|5||Chicago-Kent College of Law|
(Illinois Institute of Technology)
|6||DePaul University College of Law|
|7||Northern Illinois University College of Law|
|8||Southern Illinois University School of Law|
|9||The John Marshall Law School|