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)
#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 Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

$37,874 per year (full-time) 427
#100 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

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

University, MS

$13,488 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,287 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 439
#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
#104 Mercer University (George)

Macon, GA

$37,260 per year (full-time) 445
Rank Not Published University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

$39,710 per year (full-time) 446
Rank Not Published Touro College (Fuchsberg)

Central Islip, NY

$44,520 per year (full-time) 453
#51 University of Richmond (Williams)

Richmond, VA

$38,250 per year (full-time) 455
Rank Not Published University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$44,260 per year (full-time) 461
#58 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

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

Tuscaloosa, AL

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

Atlanta, GA

$16,042 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,722 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 469
Rank Not Published Texas A&M University

Fort Worth, TX

$33,092 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,092 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 469
#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 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

$49,070 per year (full-time) 477
#140 Pace University

White Plains, NY

$43,878 per year (full-time) 478
Rank Not Published Southern University Law Center

Baton Rouge, LA

$12,054 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,654 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 482
#31 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$41,364 per year (full-time) 482
#146 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

$44,690 per year (full-time) 490
Rank Not Published North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

$11,706 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,634 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 496
#36 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

$47,286 per year (in-state, full-time); $56,537 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 499
Rank Not Published Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

$39,612 per year (full-time) 501
#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
#43 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

$31,738 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,524 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 514

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