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)
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
#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
#64 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

$16,042 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,722 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 469
#118 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

$15,774 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,850 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 317
#113 CUNY

Long Island City, NY

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

Laramie, WY

$13,842 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,192 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 71
#61 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

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

University, MS

$13,488 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,287 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 439
#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
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
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
#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 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
#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 Appalachian School of Law

Grundy, VA

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Rank Not Published Arizona Summit Law School

Phoenix, AZ

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Rank Not Published Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Atlanta, GA

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Unranked Catholic University

Ponce, PR

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Rank Not Published Florida A&M University

Orlando, FL

N/A N/A
Unranked Inter-​American University

San Juan, PR

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published Texas Southern University (Marshall)

Houston, TX

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Unranked University of La Verne

Ontario, CA

N/A N/A
Unranked University of Puerto Rico

Rio Piedras, PR

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