Quick Facts

Swen Parson Hall, home of the NIU College of Law.

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PLEASE NOTE: This data reflects the Fall 2014 entering class as of October 5, 2014. 

Fall 2014 Admissions Information:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • With proper planning, students may acquire in-state residency very quickly. For more information about residency requirements, please see Residency Requirements.
  • Average Debt Load for 2014 Graduates: $77,182
  • Degrees Offered: J.D., J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.B.A.
  • Minimum Number of Hours to Graduate: 90
  • Admissions Timing: Fall semester only
  • Admission Decisions: Rolling
  • Application Priority Deadline: April 1st 
    • Early application is encouraged; however, we accept applications after the suggested priority deadline. The February and June LSATs are accepted for admission in the same year.  
  • In-State Residency: 6 months prior to the first day of classes for the semester
  • Number of Law Students: 281
  • NIU LSAT Code Number: 1559

Fall 2014 Admissions Statistics as of October 5, 2014:

  • Number of Applications: 561
  • Number of Matriculants: 84
  • Minority Percentage: 23%
  • Female Percentage: 46%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Number of States Represented: 13
  • Number of Schools Represented: 53
  • Undergraduate GPA:
    • 75th percentile: 3.37
    • Median: 3.09
    • 25th percentile: 2.83
  • LSAT:
    • 75th percentile: 153
    • Median: 150
    • 25th percentile: 146

Contact Us

General Information

Phone 815-753-1068
Swen Parson Hall 270

Admissions

Phone 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151

Advising
(Add/Drop Class, Transfer, Withdraw, etc.)

Phone 815-753-9479
Swen Parson Hall 190

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