We have just received data about our 2018 law school applicants (including both students and alumni). Where do Illini attend law school? What does our applicant data (GPA/LSAT profiles) look like for the law schools to which Illini students and alumni apply? We have some brand new data to share about the applicants who started law school in Fall 2018 (this academic year).
Highlights of 2018 Illini law school applicant data
This data includes all Illini–both seniors and alumni–who applied to law school during the 2017-2018 application cycle.
First, it is notable that 71% of Illini law school applicants in 2018 were alumni and only 29% of Illini applicants were seniors. This is consistent with nationwide trends reflecting that the average law school applicant has 1 or more years of post-undergraduate experience prior to beginning law school.
86% of all Illini law school applicants were accepted to law school in 2018. Our acceptance rate was significantly higher than the national average of 72%.
Where did Illini apply to law school? Everywhere! In 2018, Illini applied to 165 different law schools in nearly every state. From Hawaii to Florida, California to Massachusetts, Illini applied to law schools across the United States.
What were the most popular law schools for Illini applicants?
Law school # of Illini applicants
|UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW||130|
|DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW||117|
|CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW||107|
|LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW||106|
|THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL||85|
Where were Illini accepted to law school in 2018? Again, nearly everywhere! Illini were accepted to 138 different law schools across the country in 2018.
What were the academic profiles of admitted Illini? This information can be found on our Compass page, where we have posted the top 20 law schools (by volume of Illini applicants), along with accepted Illini GPA/LSAT profiles in the aggregate.
Head over to our Compass page to view the 2018 Illini applicant data and see the full report. Not part of the OPEN LEARNING: Pre-Law Advising Compass page yet? Click here for simple instructions to add yourself! Any Illinois student can do so.