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)
#140 University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$22,203 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 284
#72 University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

$33,428 per year (full-time) 254
#49 University of Utah (Quinney)

Salt Lake City, UT

$23,489 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,635 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 354
#8 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$47,900 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,900 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,048
#24 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$31,983 per year (in-state, full-time); $45,024 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 541
#31 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$21,365 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,061 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 623
#129 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$13,842 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,192 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 71
Rank Not Published Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

$39,612 per year (full-time) 501
#16 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$48,160 per year (full-time) 566
#129 Vermont Law School

South Royalton, VT

$46,111 per year (full-time) 422
#93 Villanova University

Villanova, PA

$40,060 per year (full-time) 594
#31 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$41,364 per year (full-time) 482
#115 Washburn University

Topeka, KS

$18,880 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,440 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
#43 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

$44,707 per year (full-time) 419
#18 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$49,945 per year (full-time) 687
#87 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,066 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,763 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 334
#83 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$17,658 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,714 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 379
Rank Not Published Western New England University

Springfield, MA

$40,954 per year (full-time) 235
Rank Not Published Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Fullerton, CA

$40,890 per year (full-time) 280
Rank Not Published Whittier College

Costa Mesa, CA

$41,460 per year (full-time) 404
Rank Not Published Widener University

Wilmington, DE

$1,316 per credit (full-time) 663
#121 Willamette University (Collins)

Salem, OR

$36,390 per year (full-time) 357
#135 William Mitchell College of Law

St. Paul, MN

$37,100 per year (full-time) 553
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$54,650 per year (full-time) 625
#64 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY

$51,778 per year (full-time) 983

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