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)
#43 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

$44,707 per year (full-time) 419
#146 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

$44,690 per year (full-time) 490
#61 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$44,626 per year (full-time) 1,142
Rank Not Published Touro College (Fuchsberg)

Central Islip, NY

$44,520 per year (full-time) 453
#107 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$44,465 per year (full-time) 342
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

$44,410 per year (full-time) 763
Rank Not Published University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$44,260 per year (full-time) 461
Rank Not Published The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

$44,074 per year (full-time) 970
Rank Not Published Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, CA

$44,000 per year (full-time) 548
#93 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$43,910 per year (full-time) 569
#140 Pace University

White Plains, NY

$43,878 per year (full-time) 478
Rank Not Published Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

$43,660 per year (full-time) 336
Rank Not Published Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lansing, MI

$43,540 per year (full-time) 386
#118 Albany Law School

Albany, NY

$43,523 per year (full-time) 535
Rank Not Published Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

$43,432 per year (full-time) 581
Rank Not Published New England Law Boston

Boston, MA

$42,570 per year (full-time) 676
Rank Not Published Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

$42,130 per year (full-time) 420
#51 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)

University Park, PA

$42,040 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,040 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 475
#68 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$41,666 per year (full-time) 681
Rank Not Published Whittier College

Costa Mesa, CA

$41,460 per year (full-time) 404
#31 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$41,364 per year (full-time) 482
Rank Not Published Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

$41,256 per year (full-time) 1,109
#40 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$41,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,976 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 543
#93 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, NH

$41,190 per year (full-time) 271
Rank Not Published Western New England University

Springfield, MA

$40,954 per year (full-time) 235

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