About NIU Law

NIU Law is at the heart of a diverse and active university campus of over 17,000 students in DeKalb, Illinois, located on the western edge of the Chicago metropolitan area, one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies – with more than 400 major corporate headquarters, including 31 in the Fortune 500.


Admissions Data for the NIU Law Fall 2020 Entering Class
LSAT 75th Percentile 151
LSAT Median 149
LSAT 25th Percentile 147
GPA 75th Percentile 3.60
GPA Median 3.23
GPA 25th Percentile 2.86
NIU Law Fall 2020 Entering Class Demographics
First-Year Enrollment 121
Women 47%
Minority 24%
Out-of-State Residents 21%
Median Age 23
Student-Faculty Ratio 7.3:1


NIU College of Law Annual Tuition and Fees—Academic Year 2020–21
Domestic Rate for all U.S. Students
Instructional Charges (Base Tuition) $16,254.96
Institutional Charges (Fees) $5,627.04
Law Material Fee $200.00
Tuition/Fees Combined $22,082.00

Careers and Employment Outcomes

View our consistently strong employment outcomes in our ABA Employment Summary and NALP Reports.