DePaul University College of Law

Admissions: DePaul University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 5,068
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,988
Overall acceptance rate 39.2%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 112
Number of full-time program applicants 4,366
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,658
Full-time acceptance rate 38.0%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 252
Number of part-time program applicants 702
Number of part-time program acceptances 330
Part-time acceptance rate 47.0%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 112
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.09-3.53
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 154-161
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.11-3.57
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 158-162
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.04-3.41
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 154-157

Careers: DePaul University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.1%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.8%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 307
Graduates employed at graduation 81.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.0%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $55,000
Median private sector starting salary $87,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 75%
Median public service starting salary $55,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 5.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 20.0%
Percent employed in government 13.1%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 1.5%
Percent employed in law firms 55.1%
Percent employed in public interest 3.3%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.5%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.1%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 81%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 21
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.4%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 86.1%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.1%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.1%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.5%
Employment location unknown 2.5%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
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Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 80.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 6.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 9.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%