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Northwestern University

375 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 503-8465

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Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: February 15
Application Fee: $75
Admissions Statistics 2020 2017
Acceptance Rate 19.3% 22.6%
LSAT Score (Median) 169 166
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 164-170 163-169
GPA (Median) 3.84 3.71
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.58-3.90 3.56-3.85
Bar Exam Statistics 2020 2017
State in which most graduates took bar exam: IL IL
School's bar passage rate: 93.5% 92.4%
State overall bar passage rate: 79.0% 85.0%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: +14.5% +7.4%
Employment Statistics 2020 2017
Graduates employed at graduation: 85.9% 79.0%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation: 91.9% 90.0%
Tuition and Expenses 2020 2017
Tuition: $64,402 $58,398
Room and Board: $16,236 $14,040
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants: 83.6% 65.2%
Median grant amount among full-time students: $30,000 $25,000
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt: $127,458 $155,796
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt: 67.2% 78.2%
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Students & Faculty 2020 2017
Total Students: 752 658
Men: 46.9% 51.8%
Women: 53.1% 48.2%
White: 57.0% N/A
Black: 5.1% N/A
Hispanic: 12.1% N/A
Asian: 9.6% N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 3.6 : 1 6.5 : 1
Total Faculty: 270 144
Male: 63.7% N/A
Female: 36.3% N/A
Minority: 10.4% N/A
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2020 2017
Private Sector: $180,000 $160,000
Public Sector: $60,518 $58,000
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Library Resources 2020 2017
Volumes and equivalents: 827,547 829,974