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)
#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
#107 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$46,050 per year (full-time) 605
#61 Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA

$20,462 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,780 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 601
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
#107 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

$22,367 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,087 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 640
#107 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$44,465 per year (full-time) 342
Rank Not Published The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

$44,074 per year (full-time) 970
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
#46 Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

$47,080 per year (full-time) 697
#121 University of Akron

Akron, OH

$23,583 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,683 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
#23 University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

$20,770 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,840 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 465
#40 University of Arizona (Rogers)

Tucson, AZ

$24,381 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 404
#61 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$456 per credit (in-state, full-time); $937 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 370
#121 University of Arkansas—​Little Rock (Bowen)

Little Rock, AR

$13,353 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,147 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 291
#135 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

$26,884 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,538 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 651
#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
#9 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$48,058 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,009 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 854
#36 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

$47,286 per year (in-state, full-time); $56,537 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 499
Unranked University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$44,717 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
#16 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$45,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 975
#4 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

$53,301 per year (full-time) 612
#79 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$23,536 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 345

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