Vault Rating: 5 out of 5


  • One of the best loan forgiveness programs in the country
  • Interview process offers opportunities to admit a multi-faceted student body
  • Brilliant professors and engaging classrooms
  • Affordable Housing


  • Highly selective
  • Confusing grading system
  • Too much reliance on legal theory
  • Lack of racial and ethnic diversity

The Bottom Line

  • With its loan forgiveness program, The University of Chicago Law School is a dream come true for those entering a public interest career. In addition, its interview process presents new opportunities for applicants. Brilliant professors and engaging dialogue prepare students for the rigors of a legal profession. And nothing beats the location or its affordable housing.


The University of Chicago Law School's J.D. program is highly sought after with nearly 5,000 applicants reviewed each year. After a thorough review process, only 190-195 students garner enrollment at the school. 

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