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)
#129 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$13,842 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,192 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 71
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
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
Rank Not Published Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

$31,878 per year (full-time) 207
#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
Rank Not Published Western New England University

Springfield, MA

$40,954 per year (full-time) 235
Rank Not Published Ohio Northern University (Pettit)

Ada, OH

$33,684 per year (full-time) 236
#100 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

$18,336 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 239
#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 Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$35,586 per year (full-time) 243
#121 University of Montana

Missoula, MT

$11,283 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,602 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 249
#118 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

$47,076 per year (full-time) 252
#129 University of Maine

Portland, ME

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

Tulsa, OK

$33,428 per year (full-time) 254
#93 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, NH

$41,190 per year (full-time) 271
Rank Not Published Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Fullerton, CA

$40,890 per year (full-time) 280
Rank Not Published Faulkner University (Jones)

Montgomery, AL

$34,370 per year (full-time) 282
#140 University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$22,203 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 284
Rank Not Published Elon University

Greensboro, NC

$37,549 per year (full-time) 291
#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 Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

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

Akron, OH

$23,583 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,683 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 292
#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
#121 Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

$37,204 per year (full-time) 306
Rank Not Published Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, FL

$40,146 per year (full-time) 315

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