Best Law Schools

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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)
Rank Not Published Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, FL

$40,146 per year (full-time) 315
Rank Not Published Barry University

Orlando, FL

$34,300 per year (full-time) 547
Rank Not Published California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA

$44,800 per year (full-time) 581
Rank Not Published Capital University

Columbus, OH

$1,166 per credit (full-time) 326
Rank Not Published Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

$37,874 per year (full-time) 427
Rank Not Published Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte, NC

$40,146 per year (full-time) 1,141
Rank Not Published Elon University

Greensboro, NC

$37,549 per year (full-time) 291
Rank Not Published Faulkner University (Jones)

Montgomery, AL

$34,370 per year (full-time) 282
Rank Not Published Florida A&M University

Orlando, FL

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Rank Not Published Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

$41,256 per year (full-time) 1,109
Rank Not Published Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

$43,660 per year (full-time) 336
Rank Not Published The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

$44,074 per year (full-time) 970
Rank Not Published Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

$31,878 per year (full-time) 207
Rank Not Published Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

$43,432 per year (full-time) 581
Rank Not Published Mississippi College

Jackson, MS

$30,590 per year (full-time) 542
Rank Not Published New England Law Boston

Boston, MA

$42,570 per year (full-time) 676
Rank Not Published North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

$11,706 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,634 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 496
Rank Not Published Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

$21,399 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,022 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
Rank Not Published Northern Kentucky University (Chase)

Highland Heights, KY

$17,414 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,944 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 332
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$35,586 per year (full-time) 243
Rank Not Published Ohio Northern University (Pettit)

Ada, OH

$33,684 per year (full-time) 236
Rank Not Published Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

$1,065 per credit (full-time) 423
Rank Not Published Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

$1,110 per credit (full-time) 329
Rank Not Published Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

$42,130 per year (full-time) 420
Rank Not Published Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$17,846 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,496 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 340

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