Overview

Applicants
2,356
Acceptance Rate
46%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.43
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
268

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
154 - 160

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
June 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
286

51
Female
21.3
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law provides a “great well-rounded education” in a “very friendly and welcoming environment” from its location in “one of the most beautiful city blocks in Chicago.” Founded in 1909 by the Society of Jesus, the school’s “Jesuit values…permeate everything that goes on at the school.” “The best thing about Loyola is that for a competitive law school that boasts many of Chicago’s most well-known litigators, the personality of the institution is welcoming,” a 2L says. This “extremely friendly” atmosphere receives endless praise from Loyola students. “I have heard horror stories of law schools that pit the students against each other,” a 1L explains, “[but] it isn’t like that at Loyola.” “The Loyola name is highly respected in the Chicago area,” and the “very good” and “very engaged” alumni “help Loyola Law students and will often hire them.”
“Loyola’s facilities are excellent,” including the “beautiful,” “large, and spacious” classrooms that provide “great views of the city which make studying not seem as bad.” The law school is located in a “new, state-of-the-art” building, but students point out that “the undergrads share the building with the law students.” The “abysmal” law library is actually “out done by [the] undergraduate library” and “could stand to be re-done.” However, the “library staff is excellent.” Students also complain that “the cost of tuition is quite high.” “I am very worried about getting a job after school that will allow me to pay off my debt,” one student admits.
Students have praise for the school’s “amazing” staff and faculty nearly across the board. “The staff is great!” says one student, while another declares “the administration is unlike any I’ve ever experienced.” “I have been extremely impressed by the level of attention to detail the Loyola professors and non-academic staff place on managing the legal program,” a happy 1L says. The “always available” professors will “talk and say hello in the hallways.” While some say the professors have a “very broad range” of quality, most “really challenge you” and “are more like friends/mentors.” Loyola “offers a wide variety of practical, hands on courses” as well as “great panels, symposiums, and networking events.” The administration and faculty “really encourage getting outside experience while in school.” Thus, “many students participate in externships” or find other opportunities in Chicago. “I have had a great experience at Loyola thus far and can’t say enough good things about it,” a 3L proudly says.

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
79%
Median Starting Salary
$80,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
91%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
64%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
No

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
50

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Cook County Drinker Biddle Donahue Brown Mathewson & Smyth McDermott Will & Emory K & L Gates Seyfarth Shaw Smith Amundsen Vedder Price Mayer Brown

Prominent Alumni

Virginia Kendall
Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

Dan Webb
Chairman, Winston & Strawn

John Cullerton
Illinois Senate President

Michael Madigan
Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives

Robert Thomas
Illinois Supreme Court Justice

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$51,509

% Students Receiving Some Aid
95%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$48,570
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$16,000
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$16,000
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,092
Fees
$1,104

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
757
Parent Institution Enrollement
17,007

Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
29%

Demographics

21.80%
% Under-represented Minorities

75% are full time
26% are part time
59% female
41% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The “excellent” student body is filled with “very nice people” that are “very cohesive and social.” However, the student body is divided between “day and evening students,” and there can be “limited interaction between” the two groups. This may be due to the “different situations…between the older evening students and the younger less experienced day students.” Although another student says “day and evening students do interact quite often in social settings and after the first year, there is little distinction between them.” In general, the culture at Loyola is “very nurturing” and many miles from “the stereotypical ‘highly competitive’ environment.”
“The school is in the most perfect location one could hope for in an urban campus,” giving students access to all of America’s Second City. The “social scene” on campus “is very much catered to twenty-two-year-olds” due to the “very young student body.” Although the law school facilities are separate from those of other University departments in the building, “undergrad students and overall environment is a constant complaint.” “There is plenty to do if you have extra time” on campus or off, and “there are ample opportunities for networking and for job searching while in school.” “Loyola is real big on community service which you gotta love, there is always an opportunity to serve,” one 3L says.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Office of Admission and Financial Assistance
Office of Admission and Financial Assistance

Address
25 East Pearson Suite 1208
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone
312-915-7170

Email
law-admissions@luc.edu