Admissions - The Northwestern Difference
In today's competitive world, law students soon discover that their support for each other is vital to their success. Our supportive, noncompetitive environment is a large factor in the success of our students. We consider many factors beyond test scores and GPAs when evaluating applicants:
- Through our unique interviewing program, we determine applicants' interpersonal skills, judgment, and maturity, which are important in our collaborative and team-based curriculum.
- Our students also reflect a broad range of experience and opinion. In addition to having the most geographically diverse student body in the country, we have one of the highest percentages of racially and ethnically diverse students among top law schools and the JD class is split equally between men and women.
- Additionally, because work experience is such an important factor in our admissions decisions, no other top law school can match the extensive real world perspectives that our students bring to the classroom. 90 percent of our entering students have had one or more years of full-time work experience; more than 70 percent have had at least two years, and approximately 50 percent worked 3 or more years before entering Northwestern Law.
We hope you will consider joining our community.