Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures)

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Admissions Data

Admissions data can be found as part of the NIU College of Law ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF).

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Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, and Financial Aid

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Conditional Scholarship Retention Data

The school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance other than failure to maintain good academic standing. Therefore, the school does not complete a "conditional scholarship retention chart."

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Enrollment Data and Attrition/Graduation Rates

Enrollment data and attrition/graduation rates can be found as part of the NIU College of Law ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF).

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Number of Full-time and Part-time Faculty, Professional Librarians and Administrators

The number of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians and administrators for the NIU College of Law can be found as part of the NIU College of Law ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF).

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Class Sizes and Seminar, Clinical and Co-Curricular Offerings

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Employment Outcomes

American Bar Association Employment Summary

* Posted per American Bar Association requirements: Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at

NIU College of Law NALP Summary Employment Report*

* These documents are prepared by the National Association for Law Placement. Please note that disclosure of an individual's salary is voluntary and many graduates choose, for privacy reasons, to decline to participate in that part of the survey. In order to avoid inadvertent disclosure of individualized information, a minimum of five salaries is required for salary analysis in a category. Categories with less than five salaries reported are indicated with an asterisk. Categories that do not include any graduates are not shown.

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Bar Passage Data

Bar passage data can be found in the NIU College of Law's ABA Bar Passage Outcomes Report (PDF).

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Refund Policies

Information about refund policies can be found on the Office of the Bursar's page describing when and how refunds are issued.

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Curricular Offerings, Academic Calendar, and Academic Requirements

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Transfer of Credit Policies

Transfer of Credit Policies can be found on the Transfer of Credit page and in the Student Handbook (PDF).

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Institutions with Articulation Agreements with the College of Law

The College of Law has accelerated law degree agreements with both Northern Illinois University and the following institutions:

  • Benedictine Unviersity
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Lewis University

For more information about accelerated law degree programs with non-NIU undergraduate schools, please contact the College of Law's Office of Admissions at 815-753-8595. Information about the program for NIU undergraduates is available at the Accelerated Law Degree Program webpage.

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