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)
#93 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

$37,782 per year (full-time) 701
#93 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$37,615 per year (full-time) 559
#93 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, NH

$41,190 per year (full-time) 271
#93 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$22,360 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619
#93 Villanova University

Villanova, PA

$40,060 per year (full-time) 594
#87 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney)

Indianapolis, IN

$24,172 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,882 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 581
#87 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$45,980 per year (full-time) 975
#87 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$35,844 per year (full-time) 759
#87 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

$40,486 per year (full-time) 659
#87 University of Louisville (Brandeis)

Louisville, KY

$18,578 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,612 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 363
#87 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,066 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,763 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 334
#83 Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

$1,795 per credit (full-time) 909
#83 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

$25,457 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,189 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 523
#83 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

$26,437 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,437 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 301
#83 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$17,658 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,714 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 379
#81 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

$25,505 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,237 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 506
#81 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$30,400 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,604 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 590
#79 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$23,536 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 345
#79 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$45,860 per year (full-time) 696
#72 American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

$48,148 per year (full-time) 1,240
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

$44,410 per year (full-time) 763
#72 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

$39,326 per year (full-time) 409
#72 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge (Hebert)

Baton Rouge, LA

$19,816 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,118 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 585
#72 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$16,251 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,521 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 344
#72 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

$18,962 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,706 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 442

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