University of Illinois College of Law

General Info

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The University of Illinois College of Law, or UIUC College of Law is a law school school located in Champaign, Illinois. It is a graduate school of its parent institution, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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UIUC College of Law Admissions

UIUC College of Law is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 46% of its applicants. Comparatively, Illinois is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 1369 625 (45.65%) 162 (11.8%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.26 3.51 3.68
LSAT 158 161 163

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $41,328 $49,078
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $17,900
  • Living off-campus: $17,900
  • Living at home: $17,900

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/15
  • Application Fee: N/A

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UIUC College of Law Community

UIUC College of Law is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Illinois is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 41
  • Part Time: 68


  • # Female Faculty: 46
  • # Minority Faculty: 16


11.6 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

UIUC College of Law Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. UIUC College of Law 1L section size is 24% smaller than law schools in Illinois and 1% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UIUC College of Law: 134
Illinois Average: 166
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 750
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 94

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 275
  • Law Journals: 352
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 9.6%
  • Second Year: 0.6%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UIUC College of Law Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UIUC College of Law class of 2023 had an employment rate of 92% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 70.4%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 54.0%
  • Business: 13.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 5.0%
  • Illinois: 61%
  • California: 4%
  • Maryland: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 70.4%
  • First Time Takers: 186
  • Average School: 83.2%
  • Average State: 84.8%
  • Pass Difference: -1.6%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Illinois: 85.4%
  • Passed: 101 of 119 (84.9%)
  • State Average: 84.8%
  • Difference: -0.5%