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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 2021.

91.4%—Total employment rate for 2021 graduates
10 months post-graduation in bar passage required, J.D. advantage, or professional positions

81.1%—Full-time, long-term employment rate for 2021 graduates,
10 months post-graduation in bar passage required or JD advantage positions

Bar Passage Rates

74.65%

Overall first-time bar pass rate across all jurisdictions

2021 calendar year

76.77%

Illinois first-time bar pass rate

2021 calendar year

90.37%

Ultimate bar pass rate within two years of graduation

2019 graduates

ABA

View the most recent ABA standard 509 bar passage report

Class Demographics

For additional statistics, view Chicago-Kent's ABA Standard 509 Information Report (2021). The 2022 report will be available by December 2022.

LSAT and GPA Statistics

 

All

Full Time

Part Time

Total in First-year Class

230

208

22

LSAT

All

Full Time

Part Time

    75th percentile

161

162

161

    50th percentile

159

159

158

    25th percentile

155

155

155

# not included in LSAT calculations

5

4

1

UGPA

All

Full Time

Part Time

    75th percentile

3.79

3.78

3.86

    50th percentile

3.61

3.59

3.65

    25th percentile

3.31

3.30

3.33

# not included in UGPA calculations

6

6

0

2022 Entering Class Profile

Full-time, day division (enrolled): 208
Part-time, day and evening divisions (enrolled): 22
Out-of-state residents (full time): 47%
Universities represented: 123
Number with advanced degrees: 16
Age range: 21 to 47

  • Full-time average age: 25
  • Part-time average age: 28

Undergraduate Majors

Social sciences and helping professions: 41%
Arts and humanities: 23%
Business and management: 13%
Engineering: 7%
Natural sciences: 7%
Other majors: 5%
Health professions: 2%
Computer science: 1%

J.D. Students: 716 total

Full-time, day division: 626
Part-time, day & evening divisions: 90
Percentage of women: 55%
Percentage of students of color: 33%
States represented: 39 plus Washington, D.C.
Citizenship countries: 23
Student-faculty ratio: 8.9:1

LL.M. Students: 

U.S. News & World Report (2023 Rankings)

TOP 100 LAW SCHOOL

94th

in the nation OVERALL RANKING

#7

in the nation for TRIAL ADVOCACY

#12

in the nation for INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

#13

in the nation among PART-TIME PROGRAMS

#39

in the nation for LEGAL WRITING

Additional Rankings

A+

for Intellectual Property Law

preLaw Magazine (Spring 2021)

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)

#42

based on the law schools with the most alumni promoted to law firm partnership during 2021 at the nation’s largest 100 firms.

"Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner," Law.com (March 13, 2022)

8

Chicago-Kent alumni named among the "40 Under Forty" most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois in 2021.

Chicago Law Bulletin

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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.