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)
#68 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$41,666 per year (full-time) 681
Rank Not Published Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

$45,380 per year (full-time) 686
#18 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$49,945 per year (full-time) 687
#79 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$45,860 per year (full-time) 696
#46 Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

$47,080 per year (full-time) 697
#93 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

$37,782 per year (full-time) 701
#121 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$44,999 per year (full-time) 720
#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
#20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$40,058 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 721
#36 Boston College

Newton, MA

$44,860 per year (full-time) 728
#68 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

$40,950 per year (full-time) 732
#87 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$35,844 per year (full-time) 759
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

$44,410 per year (full-time) 763
#12 Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

$55,064 per year (full-time) 763
#7 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$54,992 per year (full-time) 786
#19 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,174 per year (full-time) 811
#135 Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

$49,780 per year (full-time) 821
#140 New York Law School

New York, NY

$49,240 per year (full-time) 829
#9 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$48,058 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,009 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 854
#83 Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

$1,795 per credit (full-time) 909
#146 South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

$28,110 per year (full-time) 933
#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 The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

$44,074 per year (full-time) 970
#87 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$45,980 per year (full-time) 975
#16 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$45,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 975

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