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Ranking: Northern Illinois University


Top Law Schools of 2009  
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.2
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.86-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 151-155
Overall acceptance rate 41.5%
Student/faculty ratio 18.2
Graduates employed at graduation 43.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.1%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 83.1%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 88.6%

Tuition & Scholarships: Northern Illinois University


Northern Illinois University College of Law

Financial Aid Office Information  
Financial aid application deadline 03/01
Financial aid director Bertrand J. Simpson, Jr.
Financial aid telephone (815) 753-8595
2008-2009 Expenses  
Tuition In-state, full-time: $13,984 per year, part-time: $550 per credit; Out-of-state, full-time: $25,576 per year, part-time: $1,033 per credit
Room and board $9,344
Books $1,500
Miscellaneous expenses $2,362
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes
2008 Grants  
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 1.0%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 3.8%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of full tuition 10.4%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 4.5%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
25th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $5,290
Median grant amount of aid per full-time recipient (50th percentile) $10,584
75th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $13,284
25th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Median grant amount of aid per part-time recipient (50th percentile) N/A
75th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Indebtedness  
Average indebtedness of 2008 graduates who incurred law school debt $49,508
Proportion who borrowed 83.6%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2007 J.D. graduates? No

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