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 Southern University Law Center

Baton Rouge, LA

$12,054 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,654 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 482
Rank Not Published Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

$45,380 per year (full-time) 686
Rank Not Published St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

$31,770 per year (full-time) 633
Rank Not Published St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL

$37,402 per year (full-time) 659
Rank Not Published Suffolk University

Boston, MA

$45,054 per year (full-time) 1,051
Rank Not Published Texas A&M University

Fort Worth, TX

$33,092 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,092 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 469
Rank Not Published Texas Southern University (Marshall)

Houston, TX

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, CA

$44,000 per year (full-time) 548
Rank Not Published Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lansing, MI

$43,540 per year (full-time) 386
Rank Not Published Touro College (Fuchsberg)

Central Islip, NY

$44,520 per year (full-time) 453
Rank Not Published University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$35,273 per year (full-time) 322
Rank Not Published University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

$39,710 per year (full-time) 446
Rank Not Published University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$44,260 per year (full-time) 461
Rank Not Published University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)

Washington, DC

$11,265 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,285 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 189
Rank Not Published Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

$39,612 per year (full-time) 501
Rank Not Published Western New England University

Springfield, MA

$40,954 per year (full-time) 235
Rank Not Published Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Fullerton, CA

$40,890 per year (full-time) 280
Rank Not Published Whittier College

Costa Mesa, CA

$41,460 per year (full-time) 404
Rank Not Published Widener University

Wilmington, DE

$1,316 per credit (full-time) 663
Unranked Catholic University

Ponce, PR

N/A N/A
Unranked Inter-​American University

San Juan, PR

N/A N/A
Unranked University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$44,717 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
Unranked University of La Verne

Ontario, CA

N/A N/A
Unranked University of Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

$24,178 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,870 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 155
Unranked University of Puerto Rico

Rio Piedras, PR

N/A N/A

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