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)
#113 CUNY

Long Island City, NY

$14,472 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,912 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 378
#54 University of Nebraska—‚ÄčLincoln

Lincoln, NE

$14,441 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,955 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 378
#83 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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

Omaha, NE

$34,494 per year (full-time) 382
#64 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$19,538 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,907 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 384
Rank Not Published Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lansing, MI

$43,540 per year (full-time) 386
#107 Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

$36,510 per year (full-time) 387
#129 University of St. Thomas

Minneapolis, MN

$1,256 per credit (full-time) 401
#54 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

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

Lexington, KY

$19,986 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,652 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
Rank Not Published Whittier College

Costa Mesa, CA

$41,460 per year (full-time) 404
#135 Howard University

Washington, DC

$32,743 per year (full-time) 407
#72 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

$39,326 per year (full-time) 409
#135 Samford University (Cumberland)

Birmingham, AL

$36,216 per year (full-time) 409
#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
#36 Brigham Young University (Clark)

Provo, UT

$22,560 per year (full-time) 412
#129 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,341 per credit (full-time) 414
#64 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$46,826 per year (full-time) 418
#43 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

$44,707 per year (full-time) 419
Rank Not Published Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

$42,130 per year (full-time) 420
#121 Campbell University

Raleigh, NC

$37,060 per year (full-time) 422
#140 Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

$44,830 per year (full-time) 422
#129 Vermont Law School

South Royalton, VT

$46,111 per year (full-time) 422
Rank Not Published Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

$1,065 per credit (full-time) 423

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