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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)
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

$44,410 per year (full-time) 763
#29 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Maurer)

Bloomington, IN

$30,526 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,962 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 638
#87 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney)

Indianapolis, IN

$24,172 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,882 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 581
Unranked Inter-​American University

San Juan, PR

N/A N/A
#72 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

$39,326 per year (full-time) 409
Rank Not Published Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

$31,878 per year (full-time) 207
#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
#87 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$45,980 per year (full-time) 975
#68 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$41,666 per year (full-time) 681
Rank Not Published Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

$43,432 per year (full-time) 581
#93 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$39,850 per year (full-time) 581
#104 Mercer University (George)

Macon, GA

$37,260 per year (full-time) 445
#87 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$35,844 per year (full-time) 759
Rank Not Published Mississippi College

Jackson, MS

$30,590 per year (full-time) 542
Rank Not Published New England Law Boston

Boston, MA

$42,570 per year (full-time) 676
#140 New York Law School

New York, NY

$49,240 per year (full-time) 829
#6 New York University

New York, NY

$54,678 per year (full-time) 1,418
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
#93 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$43,910 per year (full-time) 569
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
#12 Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

$55,064 per year (full-time) 763
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
#31 Ohio State University (Moritz)

Columbus, OH

$28,033 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,985 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 574

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