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)
#58 University of Houston

Houston, TX

$29,748 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,792 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619
#100 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

$29,492 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,746 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 436
#87 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,066 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,763 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 334
#24 College of William and Mary (Marshall-​Wythe)

Williamsburg, VA

$29,000 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 623
#146 South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

$28,110 per year (full-time) 933
#27 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$28,047 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,025 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 411
#31 Ohio State University (Moritz)

Columbus, OH

$28,033 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,985 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 574
#46 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

$27,174 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,256 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 643
#135 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

$26,884 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,538 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 651
#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
#31 Arizona State University (O'Connor)

Tempe, AZ

$26,268 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,818 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 567
#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
#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
#46 George Mason University

Arlington, VA

$25,351 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,737 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 363
#54 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

$24,714 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 402
#40 University of Arizona (Rogers)

Tucson, AZ

$24,381 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 404
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
#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
#100 SUNY Buffalo Law School

Buffalo, NY

$23,986 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,056 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#115 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

$23,816 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,692 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 329
#121 University of Akron

Akron, OH

$23,583 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,683 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
#129 University of Maine

Portland, ME

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

Cincinnati, OH

$23,536 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 345
#49 University of Utah (Quinney)

Salt Lake City, UT

$23,489 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,635 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 354
#36 Brigham Young University (Clark)

Provo, UT

$22,560 per year (full-time) 412

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