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)
#51 Baylor University

Waco, TX

$49,481 per year (full-time) 371
#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
#51 University of Richmond (Williams)

Richmond, VA

$38,250 per year (full-time) 455
#54 Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

$46,740 per year (full-time) 602
#54 University of California (Hastings)

San Francisco, CA

$47,634 per year (in-state, full-time); $53,634 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,041
#54 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

$24,714 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 402
#54 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

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

Houston, TX

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

Philadelphia, PA

$20,462 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,780 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 601
#61 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$456 per credit (in-state, full-time); $937 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 370
#61 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$44,626 per year (full-time) 1,142
#64 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$46,826 per year (full-time) 418
#64 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

$16,042 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,722 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 469
#64 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

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

New York, NY

$51,778 per year (full-time) 983
#68 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$41,666 per year (full-time) 681
#68 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

$49,070 per year (full-time) 477
#68 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

$40,950 per year (full-time) 732
#68 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

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

Washington, DC

$48,148 per year (full-time) 1,240
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

$44,410 per year (full-time) 763
#72 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

$39,326 per year (full-time) 409
#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

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