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)
#93 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

$37,782 per year (full-time) 701
Rank Not Published Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

$37,874 per year (full-time) 427
#51 University of Richmond (Williams)

Richmond, VA

$38,250 per year (full-time) 455
#72 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

$39,326 per year (full-time) 409
Rank Not Published Widener University

Wilmington, DE

$1,316 per credit (full-time) 663
Rank Not Published Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

$39,612 per year (full-time) 501
Rank Not Published University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

$39,710 per year (full-time) 446
#93 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$39,850 per year (full-time) 581
#20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$40,058 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 721
#93 Villanova University

Villanova, PA

$40,060 per year (full-time) 594
Rank Not Published Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, FL

$40,146 per year (full-time) 315
Rank Not Published Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte, NC

$40,146 per year (full-time) 1,141
#129 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,341 per credit (full-time) 414
#87 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

$40,486 per year (full-time) 659
Rank Not Published Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Fullerton, CA

$40,890 per year (full-time) 280
#68 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

$40,950 per year (full-time) 732
Rank Not Published Western New England University

Springfield, MA

$40,954 per year (full-time) 235
#93 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, NH

$41,190 per year (full-time) 271
#40 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$41,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,976 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 543
Rank Not Published Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

$41,256 per year (full-time) 1,109
#31 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$41,364 per year (full-time) 482
Rank Not Published Whittier College

Costa Mesa, CA

$41,460 per year (full-time) 404
#68 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$41,666 per year (full-time) 681
#51 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)

University Park, PA

$42,040 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,040 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 475
Rank Not Published Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

$42,130 per year (full-time) 420

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