University of Chicago Law School Overview

Founded in 1902, University of Chicago Law School is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Chicago, IL. University of Chicago Law School is ranked 8th in Best Law Schools, 6th in Highest LSAT Scores, 5th in Expensive Law School Tuition. Next statements briefly introduces University of Chicago Law School with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at University of Chicago Law School is 170 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at University of Chicago Law School is 3.9 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at University of Chicago Law School is $67,899 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at University of Chicago Law School is 18.61% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 711 law school students have enrolled to University of Chicago Law School.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at University of Chicago Law School is 96.45% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at University of Chicago Law School is $67,899. The law school tuition has increased by 3.98% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $59,298. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $61,548.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $19,179 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment).

University of Chicago Law School 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

University of Chicago Law School 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$65,298$67,899
Undergraduate Program$57,006$59,298
Graduate Program$58,968$61,548
On-campus Living Costs$18,525$19,179

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of University of Chicago Law School is 170. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of University of Chicago Law School is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.9 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

University of Chicago Law School 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile173172
50th Percentile171170
25th Percentile167167
GPA
75th Percentile3.963.96
50th Percentile3.893.9
25th Percentile3.733.78

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at University of Chicago Law School is 18.61% where 4,933 applicants have applied to and 918 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at University of Chicago Law School is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 45.03%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 20.92% where 192 students finally enrolled out of 918 admitted students. The yield University of Chicago Law School is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

University of Chicago Law School2020 Admission Statistics Table

University of Chicago Law School 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants5,1104,933
Admitted893918
Enrolled184192
Acceptance Rate17.48%18.61%
Yield20.60%20.92%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 711 law school students have enrolled to University of Chicago Law School. 614 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 97 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
197 first-time students have enrolled in University of Chicago Law School. By gender, 94 male , 102 female, and 1 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in University of Chicago Law School. With 5 pre-admitted students, there are 197 first-time law school Students at University of Chicago Law School.

University of Chicago Law School2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at University of Chicago Law School
20192020
Total Enrollment713711
JD Enrollment600614
Non-JD Enrollment11397
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020 First-year Student Population University of Chicago Law School
20192020
Total193197
Men10694
Women87102
Other01

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at University of Chicago Law School, the bar exam pass rate is 96.45% - 197 students have taken and 190 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than Illinois average bar exam pass rate (76.32%).

University of Chicago Law School Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at University of Chicago Law School
20192020
Number of Graduates205202
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total206197
New Graduates199188
Prior Year Graduates78
Early Exam Takers01
No Exam Takers614
Exam Passer186190
Exam Pass Rate90.29%96.45%
Illinois Pass Rate74.54%76.32%