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)
#13 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$57,270 per year (full-time) 576
#4 Columbia University

New York, NY

$57,838 per year (full-time) 1,248
#24 College of William and Mary (Marshall-​Wythe)

Williamsburg, VA

$29,000 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 623
#115 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

$23,816 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,692 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 329
Rank Not Published Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte, NC

$40,146 per year (full-time) 1,141
Rank Not Published Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

$37,874 per year (full-time) 427
#140 Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

$44,830 per year (full-time) 422
Unranked Catholic University

Ponce, PR

#64 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$46,826 per year (full-time) 418
Rank Not Published Capital University

Columbus, OH

$1,166 per credit (full-time) 326
#121 Campbell University

Raleigh, NC

$37,060 per year (full-time) 422
Rank Not Published California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA

$44,800 per year (full-time) 581
#83 Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

$1,795 per credit (full-time) 909
#36 Brigham Young University (Clark)

Provo, UT

$22,560 per year (full-time) 412
#27 Boston University

Boston, MA

$45,786 per year (full-time) 676
#36 Boston College

Newton, MA

$44,860 per year (full-time) 728
#51 Baylor University

Waco, TX

$49,481 per year (full-time) 371
Rank Not Published Barry University

Orlando, FL

$34,300 per year (full-time) 547
Rank Not Published Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, FL

$40,146 per year (full-time) 315
Rank Not Published Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Atlanta, GA

Rank Not Published Arizona Summit Law School

Phoenix, AZ

#31 Arizona State University (O'Connor)

Tempe, AZ

$26,268 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,818 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 567
Rank Not Published Appalachian School of Law

Grundy, VA

#72 American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

$48,148 per year (full-time) 1,240
#118 Albany Law School

Albany, NY

$43,523 per year (full-time) 535

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