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)
#54 Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

$46,740 per year (full-time) 602
#20 University of Southern California (Gould)

Los Angeles, CA

$55,023 per year (full-time) 602
#107 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$46,050 per year (full-time) 605
#100 SUNY Buffalo Law School

Buffalo, NY

$23,986 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,056 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#4 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

$53,301 per year (full-time) 612
#58 University of Houston

Houston, TX

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

Columbia, SC

$22,360 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619
#29 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$18,740 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,410 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 621
#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
#31 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$21,365 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,061 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 623
#107 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$1,500 per credit (full-time) 624
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$54,650 per year (full-time) 625
#10 Duke University

Durham, NC

$53,596 per year (full-time) 629
Rank Not Published St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

$31,770 per year (full-time) 633
#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
#107 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

$22,367 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,087 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 640
#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
#135 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

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

Tallahassee, FL

$20,632 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,644 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 655
#87 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

$40,486 per year (full-time) 659
Rank Not Published St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL

$37,402 per year (full-time) 659
Rank Not Published Widener University

Wilmington, DE

$1,316 per credit (full-time) 663
#107 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

$49,750 per year (full-time) 671
#27 Boston University

Boston, MA

$45,786 per year (full-time) 676
Rank Not Published New England Law Boston

Boston, MA

$42,570 per year (full-time) 676

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