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)
#40 University of Arizona (Rogers)

Tucson, AZ

$24,381 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,841 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 404
#54 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

$24,714 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 402
#46 George Mason University

Arlington, VA

$25,351 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,737 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 363
#83 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

$25,457 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,189 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 523
#81 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

$25,505 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,237 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 506
#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
#83 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

$26,437 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,437 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 301
#135 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

$26,884 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,538 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 651
#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
#31 Ohio State University (Moritz)

Columbus, OH

$28,033 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,985 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 574
#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
#146 South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

$28,110 per year (full-time) 933
#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
#87 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,066 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,763 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 334
#100 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

$29,492 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,746 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 436
#58 University of Houston

Houston, TX

$29,748 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,792 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619
#81 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$30,400 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,604 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 590
#29 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Maurer)

Bloomington, IN

$30,526 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,962 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 638
Rank Not Published Mississippi College

Jackson, MS

$30,590 per year (full-time) 542
#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
Rank Not Published St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

$31,770 per year (full-time) 633
Rank Not Published Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

$31,878 per year (full-time) 207
Rank Not Published Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

$1,065 per credit (full-time) 423
#24 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$31,983 per year (in-state, full-time); $45,024 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 541
#135 Howard University

Washington, DC

$32,743 per year (full-time) 407

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