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)
#107 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

$22,367 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,087 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 640
#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
#31 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$22,215 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,846 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 720
#140 University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$22,203 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 284
#49 University of Florida (Levin)

Gainesville, FL

$22,190 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,546 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 944
Rank Not Published Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

$21,399 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,022 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
#31 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$21,365 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,061 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 623
#23 University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

$20,770 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,840 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 465
#45 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$20,632 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,644 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 655
#100 Florida International University

Miami, FL

$20,597 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 360
#61 Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA

$20,462 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,780 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 601
#58 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$19,986 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,652 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 402
#58 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

$19,973 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 462
#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
#68 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$19,623 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,067 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 370
#64 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$19,538 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,907 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 384
#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
#115 Washburn University

Topeka, KS

$18,880 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,440 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
#29 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$18,740 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,410 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 621
#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
#100 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

$18,336 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 239
#104 University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

$17,886 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,996 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 424
Rank Not Published Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$17,846 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,496 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 340
#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
#83 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$17,658 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,714 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 379

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