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

The Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused institution that proudly defines itself by a “Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service [that] defines the culture and character of the school.” The school offers both a full-time and a weekend degree—“The weekend program director is above-and-beyond helpful,” shares an enrollee—as well as numerous opportunities for specialization, including certificates in Child and Family Law, Public Interest Law, and International Law and Practice. Additionally, the Community Law Center and a host of clinics also link theory to practice while serving the community. With renowned centers and institutes (such as the Center for Social Justice and the Institute for Health Law and Policy), students gain both experience and networking contacts during their time in attendance. A minimum of six experiential law credits are required after the first year, which is relatively easy to do in Chicago, where “there is excellent access to the courts (state/federal/appellate/etc.) and associated opportunities.” Moreover, because the city's legal community is “tight knit,” it helps to be connected, and students note that experiences “are abundant via Loyola alumni.” And the school “does a good job of encouraging Loyola students as early as the first year to take advantage of Loyola's network.” For instance, judicial externships are readily available, and “anyone who cares about the law and works hard has the opportunity to extern for a judge.” On top of that, the school “offers many moot and mock trial teams as a means of letting their students be a part of a community.”

“‘Engaging' does not begin to describe the classroom experience” at Loyola, where professors “go out of their way to make sure you not only understand the relevant material” and also “truly care about you as a person.” They have “helped to cultivate a collaborative community at Loyola that stands apart,” and “the professionalism of the outstanding faculty is empowering and encouraging.” Students regularly praise the Legal Writing and Research courses, which “are taught in a very direct and approachable way.” According to one, “the legal writing course [sets] the stage for the rest of the substantive courses.” This groundwork is also supported by “research facilities [that] are excellent,” including the library, which always has aides at the ready. There is also a strong focus “on teaching trial skills that equip students in the program to handle the courtroom from day one of practice.” The administration at Loyola is “empathetic and realistic when advising students,” so it's “consistently [asking for] student input in the administrative processes such as hiring, technology, resources, and classes.

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 “atmosphere at Loyola is one of genuine care amongst the students,” who are “good people trying to do good things in the world.” While “the school leans liberal,” people “of every sort of ethnicity, orientation, or political persuasion are afforded opportunities to be heard and respected.” This is “a social school, with plenty of opportunities to make friends to study or socialize with,” and there is “a weekly ‘Bar Review' which frequents local taverns on Thursday nights.” Everyone “is friendly and ignores all of the cutthroat attitude that law schools are notorious for.”

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