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)
Rank Not Published New England Law Boston

Boston, MA

$42,570 per year (full-time) 676
Rank Not Published Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

$43,432 per year (full-time) 581
#118 Albany Law School

Albany, NY

$43,523 per year (full-time) 535
Rank Not Published Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lansing, MI

$43,540 per year (full-time) 386
Rank Not Published Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

$43,660 per year (full-time) 336
#140 Pace University

White Plains, NY

$43,878 per year (full-time) 478
#93 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$43,910 per year (full-time) 569
Rank Not Published Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, CA

$44,000 per year (full-time) 548
Rank Not Published The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

$44,074 per year (full-time) 970
Rank Not Published University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$44,260 per year (full-time) 461
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

$44,410 per year (full-time) 763
#107 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$44,465 per year (full-time) 342
Rank Not Published Touro College (Fuchsberg)

Central Islip, NY

$44,520 per year (full-time) 453
#61 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$44,626 per year (full-time) 1,142
#146 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

$44,690 per year (full-time) 490
#43 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

$44,707 per year (full-time) 419
Unranked University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$44,717 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
Rank Not Published California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA

$44,800 per year (full-time) 581
#140 Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

$44,830 per year (full-time) 422
#36 Boston College

Newton, MA

$44,860 per year (full-time) 728
#121 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$44,999 per year (full-time) 720
#107 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$1,500 per credit (full-time) 624
Rank Not Published Suffolk University

Boston, MA

$45,054 per year (full-time) 1,051
#16 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$45,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 975
Rank Not Published Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

$45,380 per year (full-time) 686

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