Northern Illinois University

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Swen Parson Hall, Room 276
De Kalb, IL 60115

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The College of Law at Northern Illinois University has an application deadline of April 1. Its tuition is full-time: $21,399 per year (in-state); full-time: $37,022 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $962 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,613 per credit (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 14.7:1. The College of Law at Northern Illinois University has 28 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

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Year founded 1975
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline April 1
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee $0
Admissions phone (815) 753-8595
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 28
Student-faculty ratio 14.7:1
Total faculty 41

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 292
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 117


Tuition and fees

full-time: $21,399 per year (in-state)
full-time: $37,022 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $962 per credit (in-state)
part-time: $1,613 per credit (out-of-state)

Room and board $13,068


Employed at graduation2 N/A
Median private sector starting salary $50,000
Median public service starting salary $48,500


Total volumes and volume equivalents 267,214

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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