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)
#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
#121 University of Montana

Missoula, MT

$11,283 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,602 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 249
#54 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$14,441 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,955 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 378
#83 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

$26,437 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,437 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 301
#93 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, NH

$41,190 per year (full-time) 271
#72 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$16,251 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,521 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 344
#31 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$22,215 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,846 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 720
#129 University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

$11,029 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,866 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 240
#26 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$48,730 per year (full-time) 520
#58 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

$19,973 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 462
#100 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

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

Philadelphia, PA

$54,992 per year (full-time) 786
#81 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$30,400 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,604 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 590
Unranked University of Puerto Rico

Rio Piedras, PR

N/A N/A
#51 University of Richmond (Williams)

Richmond, VA

$38,250 per year (full-time) 455
#79 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$45,860 per year (full-time) 696
Rank Not Published University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$44,260 per year (full-time) 461
#93 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$22,360 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619
#145 University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

$13,904 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,430 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 207
#20 University of Southern California (Gould)

Los Angeles, CA

$55,023 per year (full-time) 602
#129 University of St. Thomas

Minneapolis, MN

$1,256 per credit (full-time) 401
#72 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

$18,962 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,706 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 442
#15 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

$33,162 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,244 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,046
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
#146 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

$44,690 per year (full-time) 490

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