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)
#121 University of Montana

Missoula, MT

$11,283 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,602 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 249
#121 Willamette University (Collins)

Salem, OR

$36,390 per year (full-time) 357
#118 Albany Law School

Albany, NY

$43,523 per year (full-time) 535
#118 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

$47,076 per year (full-time) 252
#118 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

$15,774 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,850 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 317
#115 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

$23,816 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,692 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 329
#115 Creighton University

Omaha, NE

$34,494 per year (full-time) 382
#115 Washburn University

Topeka, KS

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

Long Island City, NY

$14,472 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,912 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 378
#113 Drake University

Des Moines, IA

$36,662 per year (full-time) 363
#107 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$44,465 per year (full-time) 342
#107 Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

$36,510 per year (full-time) 387
#107 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$1,500 per credit (full-time) 624
#107 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

$49,750 per year (full-time) 671
#107 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$46,050 per year (full-time) 605
#107 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

$22,367 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,087 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 640
#104 Mercer University (George)

Macon, GA

$37,260 per year (full-time) 445
#104 University of Mississippi

University, MS

$13,488 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,287 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 439
#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
#100 Florida International University

Miami, FL

$20,597 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 360
#100 SUNY Buffalo Law School

Buffalo, NY

$23,986 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,056 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#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
#100 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

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

Milwaukee, WI

$39,850 per year (full-time) 581
#93 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$43,910 per year (full-time) 569

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