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)
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
#146 South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

$28,110 per year (full-time) 933
#146 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

$44,690 per year (full-time) 490
#145 University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

$13,904 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,430 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 207
#140 Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

$44,830 per year (full-time) 422
#140 New York Law School

New York, NY

$49,240 per year (full-time) 829
#140 Pace University

White Plains, NY

$43,878 per year (full-time) 478
#140 University of Memphis (Humphreys)

Memphis, TN

$17,760 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,632 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
#140 University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$22,203 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 284
#135 Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

$49,780 per year (full-time) 821
#135 Howard University

Washington, DC

$32,743 per year (full-time) 407
#135 Samford University (Cumberland)

Birmingham, AL

$36,216 per year (full-time) 409
#135 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

$26,884 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,538 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 651
#135 William Mitchell College of Law

St. Paul, MN

$37,100 per year (full-time) 553
#129 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,341 per credit (full-time) 414
#129 University of Maine

Portland, ME

$23,554 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,624 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 253
#129 University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

$11,029 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,866 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 240
#129 University of St. Thomas

Minneapolis, MN

$1,256 per credit (full-time) 401
#129 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$13,842 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,192 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 71
#129 Vermont Law School

South Royalton, VT

$46,111 per year (full-time) 422
#121 Campbell University

Raleigh, NC

$37,060 per year (full-time) 422
#121 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$44,999 per year (full-time) 720
#121 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$36,944 per year (full-time) 347

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