Class Profiles

We are pleased to welcome 229 new students who arrived at Northwestern Law in September and May 2013. These students have enrolled in three distinct programs (traditional 3-year JD, accelerated JD, and JD-MBA) and they emerged from a pool of more than 3,900 applicants. Within these three programs combined, more than 70% were interviewed by an admissions staff member, an alumnus, or a current student through our unique admissions interviewing program.

Continuing our strong emphasis on enrolling students with work experience, 91% possess at least one year of post-undergraduate experience. They hail from 131 undergraduate institutions (view a list of all undergraduate institutions represented in our student body). They represent 33 states and two-thirds arrived from regions outside of the Midwest (32% are from the Midwest; 20% are from the West; 23% are from the Northeast; 17% are from the South; and 8% are international). 41% are women and 31% are students of color.

View entering class profiles:
Traditional 3-year JD program (includes JD-PhD, JD-LLM IHR, and JD-LLM Tax)
Accelerated JD program
JD-MBA program