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)
#64 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$19,538 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,907 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 384
#104 University of Mississippi

University, MS

$13,488 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,287 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 439
#20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$40,058 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 721
#10 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$49,784 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,784 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,055
#61 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$44,626 per year (full-time) 1,142
#140 University of Memphis (Humphreys)

Memphis, TN

$17,760 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,632 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
Unranked University of Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

$24,178 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,870 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 155
#46 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

$27,174 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,256 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 643
#129 University of Maine

Portland, ME

$23,554 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,624 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 253
#87 University of Louisville (Brandeis)

Louisville, KY

$18,578 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,612 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 363
Unranked University of La Verne

Ontario, CA

N/A N/A
#58 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$19,986 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,652 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 402
#68 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$19,623 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,067 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 370
#27 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$28,047 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,025 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 411
#40 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$41,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,976 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 543
#118 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

$15,774 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,850 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 317
#58 University of Houston

Houston, TX

$29,748 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,792 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619
#100 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

$18,336 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 239
#29 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$18,740 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,410 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 621
#49 University of Florida (Levin)

Gainesville, FL

$22,190 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,546 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 944
Rank Not Published University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

$39,710 per year (full-time) 446
#68 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

$40,950 per year (full-time) 732
Rank Not Published University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$35,273 per year (full-time) 322
#54 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

$24,714 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 402
#43 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

$31,738 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,524 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 514

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