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Bar Passage Rates, Rankings, and Statistics

On this page you will find information on student employment outcomes, entering class statistics and our student body profile, and bar passage rates. For additional information, please contact the office of admissions.

Employment Outcomes

For detailed statistics on student employment outcomes, please view:

ABA STANDARD 509 EMPLOYMENT DATA—CLASS OF 2022

88.2%—Total employment rate for 2022 graduates
10 months post-graduation in bar passage required, J.D. advantage, or professional positions

83.4%—Full-time, long-term employment rate for 2022 graduates,
10 months post-graduation in bar passage required or JD advantage positions

Bar Passage Rates

78.05%

Overall first-time bar pass rate across all jurisdictions

2022 calendar year

78.35%

Illinois first-time bar pass rate

2022 calendar year

88.73%

Ultimate bar pass rate within two years of graduation

2020 graduates

ABA

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Class Demographics

For additional statistics, view Chicago-Kent's ABA Standard 509 Information Report (2023)

LSAT and GPA Statistics

 AllFull TimePart Time
Total in First-year Class22020218
LSAT
AllFull TimePart Time
    75th percentile162162160
    50th percentile159159159
    25th percentile154154154
# not included in LSAT calculations330
UGPA
AllFull TimePart Time
    75th percentile3.803.813.69
    50th percentile3.673.683.43
    25th percentile3.393.413.07
# not included in UGPA calculations440

2023 Entering Class Profile

as of September 2023

Full-time, day division (enrolled): 202
Part-time, day and evening divisions (enrolled): 18
Out-of-state residents (full time): 47%
Universities represented: 122
Number with advanced degrees: 20
Age range: 20 to 41

  • Full-time average age: 24
  • Part-time average age: 28

Undergraduate Majors

Social sciences and helping professions: 47%
Arts and humanities: 20%
Business and management: 11%
Engineering: 7%
Natural sciences: 7%
Other majors: 6%
Health professions: 1%
Computer science: 1%

as of September 2023

J.D. Students: 710 total

Full-time, day division: 629
Part-time, day & evening divisions: 81
Percentage of women: 57%
Percentage of students of color: 31%
States represented: 40 plus Washington, D.C.
Citizenship countries: 17
Student-faculty ratio: 9:1

LL.M. Students: 116

U.S. News & World Report (2024 Rankings)

TOP 100 LAW SCHOOL

99th

in the nation OVERALL RANKING

#9

in the nation for TRIAL ADVOCACY

#12

in the nation among PART-TIME PROGRAMS

#14

in the nation for INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

#32

in the nation for LEGAL WRITING

Additional Rankings

A+

for Intellectual Property Law

preLaw Magazine (Spring 2022)

A+

for Labor and Employment Law (only U.S. law school to earn the top rating)

preLaw magazine (Winter 2019)

A

for Trial Advocacy and Litigation

preLaw Magazine (Winter 2022)

#3

in Chicago and #40 in the nation

Sisk et al., "Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2021: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third" (2021)

#50

based on the law schools with the most alumni promoted to law firm partnership during 2022 at the nation’s largest 100 firms.

"Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner," Law.com (March 2023)

3

Chicago-Kent alumni named among the "40 Under Forty" most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois in 2023.

Chicago Law Bulletin

Quick Facts 2023-2024 checkerboard

Chicago-Kent Quick Facts

Get a rundown of our employment statistics, class demographics, bar passage and tuition rates, and important dates and deadlines in our "Quick Facts" brochure, available online as well as in a downloadable PDF format.