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 Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures) page.

 

#46

in the nation

– "The Top 50 Go-To Law Schools," Law.com (March 5, 2020)

Based on the 50 law schools that sent the highest percentage of 2019 graduates to associate jobs at the largest 100 law firms.

#39

in the nation

– "Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner," Law.com (March 5, 2020)

Based on the law schools with the most alumni promoted to law firm partnership during 2019 at the nation’s largest 100 firms.

90.16%

ULTIMATE BAR PASS RATE

3rd highest among the Chicago law schools

Based on 2017 law school graduates who passed the bar exam in any jurisdiction within two years of graduation.

81.12% Illinois bar exam first-time pass rate (2019)

AN ADVOCACY POWERHOUSE

A

Trial Advocacy and Litigation preLaw Magazine

(Spring 2019)

#5

in the nation for TRIAL ADVOCACY

U.S. News & World Report (2021 rankings)

A+

Intellectual Property Law from preLaw Magazine

(Spring 2019)

#1

in the nation for

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

– Law Street Media (June 2017)

and

#13 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report (2021 rankings)

LAW & THE WORKPLACE

A+

Only U.S. law school to earn the top rating for LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW.

preLaw magazine (Winter 2019)

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)

7.3:1

STUDENT-FACULTY

RATIO

#32

in the nation for

LEGAL WRITING

U.S. News & World Report (2021 rankings)

FUTURE-FOCUSED

TOP 2 (TIED)

in LEGAL SERVICES INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

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

#15

in the nation among

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

U.S. News & World Report (2021 rankings)

2020 ENTERING CLASS

158

Median LSAT


3.48

Median GPA

4

The number of Chicago-Kent alumni named among the

"40 Under Forty" most talented young attorneys

practicing in Illinois in 2020.

CLASS OF 2019 EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

87.5%

Total employment rate 10 months post-graduation, which includes graduates who are working full-time and part-time in bar passage required, J.D. advantage or professional positions.

78.9%

Employment rate in full-time, long-term bar passage required or J.D. advantage positions.

29%

STUDENTS OF
COLOR

(overall student body as of Fall 2020)

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

83rd in the nation

U.S. News & World Report (2021 rankings)

LEARNING BY DOING

11

CLINICAL PRACTICE AREAS