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)
Rank Not Published Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

$1,065 per credit (full-time) 423
#140 Pace University

White Plains, NY

$43,878 per year (full-time) 478
#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
#54 Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

$46,740 per year (full-time) 602
#118 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

$47,076 per year (full-time) 252
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
#81 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

$25,505 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,237 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 506
#83 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

$25,457 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,189 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 523
#135 Samford University (Cumberland)

Birmingham, AL

$36,216 per year (full-time) 409
#107 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$1,500 per credit (full-time) 624
#87 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

$40,486 per year (full-time) 659
#68 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

$49,070 per year (full-time) 477
#146 South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

$28,110 per year (full-time) 933
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
#42 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)

Dallas, TX

$46,519 per year (full-time) 524
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
#107 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

$49,750 per year (full-time) 671
#93 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$37,615 per year (full-time) 559
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
#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$52,530 per year (full-time) 574
#93 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

$37,782 per year (full-time) 701
Rank Not Published Suffolk University

Boston, MA

$45,054 per year (full-time) 1,051

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