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
#68 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$19,623 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,067 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 370
#72 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge (Hebert)

Baton Rouge, LA

$19,816 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,118 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 585
#58 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

$19,973 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 462
#58 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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

Philadelphia, PA

$20,462 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,780 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 601
#100 Florida International University

Miami, FL

$20,597 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 360
#45 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

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

Tuscaloosa, AL

$20,770 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,840 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 465
#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
Rank Not Published Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

$21,399 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,022 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
#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
#140 University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$22,203 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 284
#31 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$22,215 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,846 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 720
#93 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$22,360 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619
#107 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

$22,367 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,087 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 640
#36 Brigham Young University (Clark)

Provo, UT

$11,280 per year (LDS member, full-time); $22,560 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time) 412
#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
#79 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$23,536 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 345
#129 University of Maine

Portland, ME

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

Akron, OH

$23,583 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,683 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
#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
#100 SUNY Buffalo Law School

Buffalo, NY

$23,986 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,056 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#87 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney)

Indianapolis, IN

$24,172 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,882 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 581
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

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