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 2018 Entering Class
LSAT 75th Percentile 152
LSAT Median 149
LSAT 25th Percentile 148
GPA 75th Percentile 3.44
GPA Median 3.09
GPA 25th Percentile 2.75
NIU Law Fall 2018 Entering Class Demographics
First-Year Enrollment 93
Women 46%
Minority 29%
Out-of-State Residents 36%
Median Age 24
Student–Faculty Ratio 7.3:1


NIU College of Law Annual Tuition and Fees—Academic Year 2019–20
Domestic Rate for all U.S. Students
Instructional Charges (Base Tuition) $16,254.96
Institutional Charges (Fees) $5,915.12
Tuition/Fees Combined $22,170.08


Graduates in 2018 found jobs in:

NIU College of Law graduates in 2018 found jobs in: Law Firms, 52%; Government and Public Interest, 27%; Business and Industry, 18%. 3% are pursuing advanced degrees.

* 3% of 2018 graduates are pursuing advanced degrees.

Consistently Strong Employment Outcomes

Five Year Placement Rate (from NALP)*
2018 78.9%
2017 89.6%
2016 94.1%
2015 89.8%
2014 90.8%

* National Association of Law Placement. View detailed reports for each year.