Chicago-Kent By the Numbers

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology is the second-oldest law school in Illinois. Chicago-Kent is a national leader in legal education, recognized for its scholarly excellence, innovative programs, and outstanding practical skills training.

Check out current rankings and some key statistics about Chicago-Kent on this page, and download our Quick Facts guide for even more. You can find additional information on our Admissions Statistics and Resources page and the ABA Required Disclosures page.

 

91.44%

ULTIMATE BAR PASS RATE

3rd best among the 9 Illinois law schools

Based on 2015 law school graduates who passed the bar exam in any jurisdiction within two years of graduation.

AN ADVOCACY POWERHOUSE

#2

in the nation for APPELLATE ADVOCACY

– Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center (April 2018)

#4

in the nation for TRIAL ADVOCACY

U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

#1

in the nation for

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

– Law Street Media (June 2017)

and

#9 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

LEARNING BY DOING

11

CLINICAL PRACTICE AREAS

SCHOLARLY IMPACT

Chicago-Kent's faculty is ranked

#3

in Chicago

#44

in the nation

– Sisk et al., Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2018: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third (2018)

7:1

STUDENT-FACULTY

RATIO

#3

in Chicago

#37

in the nation

– "Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner," National Law Journal (April 1, 2018)

#17

in the nation for

LEGAL WRITING

U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

FUTURE-FOCUSED

TOP 2 (TIED)

in LEGAL SERVICES INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

– Law School Innovation Index, MSU Center for Legal Services Innovation (November 2017)

#20

in the nation among

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

2018 ENTERING CLASS

157

Median LSAT


3.44

Median GPA

5

The number of Chicago-Kent alumni named among the

"40 Under Forty" most talented young attorneys

practicing in Illinois in 2017.

Chicago Lawyer (September 2018)

CLASS OF 2017 TOTAL EMPLOYED

86.5%

Employment statistics 10 months post-graduation include graduates who are working full-time and part-time in all employment categories tracked by the American Bar Association.

30%

STUDENTS OF
COLOR

(overall student body)

AMONG THE

TOP 20

"law schools with innovative curricula, programs and approaches to PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE."

– "Most Innovative Law Schools," National Jurist (Fall 2017)

OVERALL RANKING

TOP 100 LAW SCHOOL

85th in the nation

U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

ONE OF THE

55

BEST LAW SCHOOL FACILITIES

preLaw Magazine (Fall 2014)