Best Law Schools

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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)
#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
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
#121 University of Montana

Missoula, MT

$11,283 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,602 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 249
Rank Not Published North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

$11,706 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,634 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 496
Rank Not Published Southern University Law Center

Baton Rouge, LA

$12,054 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,654 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 482
#121 University of Arkansas—​Little Rock (Bowen)

Little Rock, AR

$13,353 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,147 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 291
#104 University of Mississippi

University, MS

$13,488 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,287 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 439
#61 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$456 per credit (in-state, full-time); $937 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 370
#129 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$13,842 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,192 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 71
#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
#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
#113 CUNY

Long Island City, NY

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

Moscow, ID

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

Atlanta, GA

$16,042 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,722 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 469
#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
Rank Not Published Northern Kentucky University (Chase)

Highland Heights, KY

$17,414 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,944 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 332
#83 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$17,658 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,714 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 379
#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
Rank Not Published Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$17,846 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,496 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 340
#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
#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
#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
#29 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

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

Topeka, KS

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

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