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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)
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
Rank Not Published Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

$21,399 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,022 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
Rank Not Published Northern Kentucky University (Chase)

Highland Heights, KY

$17,414 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,944 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 332
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$35,586 per year (full-time) 243
Rank Not Published Ohio Northern University (Pettit)

Ada, OH

$33,684 per year (full-time) 236
Rank Not Published Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

$1,065 per credit (full-time) 423
Rank Not Published Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

$1,110 per credit (full-time) 329
Rank Not Published Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

$42,130 per year (full-time) 420
Rank Not Published Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$17,846 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,496 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 340
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
Rank Not Published Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

$45,380 per year (full-time) 686
Rank Not Published St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

$31,770 per year (full-time) 633
Rank Not Published St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL

$37,402 per year (full-time) 659
Rank Not Published Suffolk University

Boston, MA

$45,054 per year (full-time) 1,051
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
Rank Not Published Texas Southern University (Marshall)

Houston, TX

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, CA

$44,000 per year (full-time) 548
Rank Not Published Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lansing, MI

$43,540 per year (full-time) 386
Rank Not Published Touro College (Fuchsberg)

Central Islip, NY

$44,520 per year (full-time) 453
Rank Not Published University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$35,273 per year (full-time) 322
Rank Not Published University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

$39,710 per year (full-time) 446
Rank Not Published University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$44,260 per year (full-time) 461
Rank Not Published University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)

Washington, DC

$11,265 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,285 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 189
Rank Not Published Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

$39,612 per year (full-time) 501
Rank Not Published Western New England University

Springfield, MA

$40,954 per year (full-time) 235

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