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)
#64 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY

$51,778 per year (full-time) 983
#54 University of California (Hastings)

San Francisco, CA

$47,634 per year (in-state, full-time); $53,634 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,041
#15 University of Texas—‚ÄčAustin

Austin, TX

$33,162 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,244 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,046
#8 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$47,900 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,900 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,048
Rank Not Published Suffolk University

Boston, MA

$45,054 per year (full-time) 1,051
#10 University of Michigan—‚ÄčAnn Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$49,784 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,784 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,055
Rank Not Published Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

$41,256 per year (full-time) 1,109
#36 Fordham University

New York, NY

$50,996 per year (full-time) 1,109
Rank Not Published Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte, NC

$40,146 per year (full-time) 1,141
#61 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$44,626 per year (full-time) 1,142
#72 American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

$48,148 per year (full-time) 1,240
#4 Columbia University

New York, NY

$57,838 per year (full-time) 1,248
#20 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$49,840 per year (full-time) 1,287
#6 New York University

New York, NY

$54,678 per year (full-time) 1,418
#13 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

$50,890 per year (full-time) 1,694
#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$53,308 per year (full-time) 1,741
Rank Not Published Appalachian School of Law

Grundy, VA

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published Arizona Summit Law School

Phoenix, AZ

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Atlanta, GA

N/A N/A
Unranked Catholic University

Ponce, PR

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published Florida A&M University

Orlando, FL

N/A N/A
Unranked Inter-‚ÄčAmerican University

San Juan, PR

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

Houston, TX

N/A N/A
Unranked University of La Verne

Ontario, CA

N/A N/A
Unranked University of Puerto Rico

Rio Piedras, PR

N/A N/A

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