Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a college of Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1909 by the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago on prime real estate within walking distance of the landmark Water Tower (only surviving downtown building of the Great Chicago Fire), John Hancock Center (one of the tallest buildings in the United States), Holy Name Cathedral and the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue. Loyola University Chicago School of Law is famous for its accomplished alumni, as trial lawyers, and politicians in the State of Illinois. It offers a vast array of degrees, and combined degree programs, including the S.J.D., the equivalent of the Doctorate Degree in Law. Under a rich Jesuit tradition, Loyola University Chicago School of Law is committed to the service of others, and promotes diversity in its law school body and faculty members. Famous for developing the whole person, Loyola University Chicago, and water tower campus offers art exhibitions, and other cultural events.

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Loyola Chicago Law School Admissions

Loyola Chicago Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 55% of its applicants. Comparatively, Loyala Chicago is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 2412 1303 (54.02%) 206 (8.5%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.07 3.34 3.55
LSAT 155 158 160

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $45,288 $45,288
Part Time $34,198 $34,198

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $21,518
  • Living off-campus: $21,518
  • Living at home: $21,518

Important Dates

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

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Loyola Chicago Law School Community

Loyola Chicago Law School 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 Loyala Chicago is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 53
  • Part Time: 121


  • # Female Faculty: 102
  • # Minority Faculty: 20


12.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

Loyola Chicago Law School 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. Loyola Chicago Law School 1L section size is 17% larger than law schools in Illinois and 27% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Loyola Chicago Law School: 201
Illinois Average: 166
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1427
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 228

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 196
  • Law Journals: 213
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 9.3%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Loyola Chicago Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Loyola Chicago Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 91% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2022, 95.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 49.0%
  • Business: 24.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 6.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Illinois: 68%
  • Michigan: 3%
  • California: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 95.0%
  • First Time Takers: 242
  • Average School: 83.5%
  • Average State: 85.4%
  • Pass Difference: -1.9%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Illinois: 85.4%
  • Passed: 192 of 230 (83.5%)
  • State Average: 85.4%
  • Difference: -1.9%