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)
#135 Howard University

Washington, DC

$32,743 per year (full-time) 407
#135 Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

$49,780 per year (full-time) 821
#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$53,308 per year (full-time) 1,741
#121 Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

$37,204 per year (full-time) 306
#107 Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

$36,510 per year (full-time) 387
Rank Not Published Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

$43,660 per year (full-time) 336
#64 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

$16,042 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,722 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 469
#13 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

$50,890 per year (full-time) 1,694
#20 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$49,840 per year (full-time) 1,287
#46 George Mason University

Arlington, VA

$25,351 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,737 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 363
#36 Fordham University

New York, NY

$50,996 per year (full-time) 1,109
#45 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$20,632 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,644 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 655
#100 Florida International University

Miami, FL

$20,597 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 360
Rank Not Published Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

$41,256 per year (full-time) 1,109
Rank Not Published Florida A&M University

Orlando, FL

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published Faulkner University (Jones)

Montgomery, AL

$34,370 per year (full-time) 282
#19 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,174 per year (full-time) 811
Rank Not Published Elon University

Greensboro, NC

$37,549 per year (full-time) 291
#121 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$36,944 per year (full-time) 347
#10 Duke University

Durham, NC

$53,596 per year (full-time) 629
#129 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,341 per credit (full-time) 414
#113 Drake University

Des Moines, IA

$36,662 per year (full-time) 363
#121 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$44,999 per year (full-time) 720
#113 CUNY

Long Island City, NY

$14,472 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,912 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 378
#115 Creighton University

Omaha, NE

$34,494 per year (full-time) 382

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