Best Law Schools

Ranked in 2014 | Best Law Schools Rankings Methodology

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Rank School name Tuition and fees Enrollment (full-time) LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) Acceptance rate Employed 9 months after graduation2 Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) GPA (25th-75th percentile) Employed at graduation2 Peer assessment score (out of 5)
#26 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$48,730 per year (full-time) 520
#27 Boston University

Boston, MA

$45,786 per year (full-time) 676
#27 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$28,047 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,025 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 411
#29 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Maurer)

Bloomington, IN

$30,526 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,962 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 638
#29 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$18,740 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,410 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 621
#31 Arizona State University (O'Connor)

Tempe, AZ

$26,268 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,818 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 567
#31 Ohio State University (Moritz)

Columbus, OH

$28,033 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,985 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 574
#31 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$22,215 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,846 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 720
#31 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$21,365 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,061 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 623
#31 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$41,364 per year (full-time) 482
#36 Boston College

Newton, MA

$44,860 per year (full-time) 728
#36 Brigham Young University (Clark)

Provo, UT

$11,280 per year (LDS member, full-time); $22,560 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time) 412
#36 Fordham University

New York, NY

$50,996 per year (full-time) 1,109
#36 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

$47,286 per year (in-state, full-time); $56,537 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 499
#40 University of Arizona (Rogers)

Tucson, AZ

$24,381 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 404
#40 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$41,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,976 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 543
#42 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)

Dallas, TX

$46,519 per year (full-time) 524
#43 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

$31,738 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,524 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 514
#43 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

$44,707 per year (full-time) 419
#45 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$20,632 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,644 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 655
#46 George Mason University

Arlington, VA

$25,351 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,737 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 363
#46 Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

$47,080 per year (full-time) 697
#46 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

$27,174 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,256 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 643
#49 University of Florida (Levin)

Gainesville, FL

$22,190 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,546 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 944
#49 University of Utah (Quinney)

Salt Lake City, UT

$23,489 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,635 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 354

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