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)
#4 Columbia University

New York, NY

$57,838 per year (full-time) 1,248
#13 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$57,270 per year (full-time) 576
#12 Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

$55,064 per year (full-time) 763
#20 University of Southern California (Gould)

Los Angeles, CA

$55,023 per year (full-time) 602
#7 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$54,992 per year (full-time) 786
#6 New York University

New York, NY

$54,678 per year (full-time) 1,418
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$54,650 per year (full-time) 625
#83 Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

$1,795 per credit (full-time) 909
#10 Duke University

Durham, NC

$53,596 per year (full-time) 629
#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$53,308 per year (full-time) 1,741
#4 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

$53,301 per year (full-time) 612
#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$52,530 per year (full-time) 574
#64 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY

$51,778 per year (full-time) 983
#36 Fordham University

New York, NY

$50,996 per year (full-time) 1,109
#13 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

$50,890 per year (full-time) 1,694
#18 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$49,945 per year (full-time) 687
#20 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$49,840 per year (full-time) 1,287
#10 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$49,784 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,784 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,055
#135 Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

$49,780 per year (full-time) 821
#107 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

$49,750 per year (full-time) 671
#51 Baylor University

Waco, TX

$49,481 per year (full-time) 371
#140 New York Law School

New York, NY

$49,240 per year (full-time) 829
#68 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

$49,070 per year (full-time) 477
#26 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$48,730 per year (full-time) 520
#19 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,174 per year (full-time) 811

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