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)
#19 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,174 per year (full-time) 811
#7 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$54,992 per year (full-time) 786
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

$44,410 per year (full-time) 763
#12 Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

$55,064 per year (full-time) 763
#87 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$35,844 per year (full-time) 759
#68 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

$40,950 per year (full-time) 732
#36 Boston College

Newton, MA

$44,860 per year (full-time) 728
#20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$40,058 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 721
#121 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$44,999 per year (full-time) 720
#31 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$22,215 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,846 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 720
#93 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

$37,782 per year (full-time) 701
#46 Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

$47,080 per year (full-time) 697
#79 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$45,860 per year (full-time) 696
#18 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$49,945 per year (full-time) 687
Rank Not Published Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

$45,380 per year (full-time) 686
#68 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$41,666 per year (full-time) 681
#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
#107 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

$49,750 per year (full-time) 671
Rank Not Published Widener University

Wilmington, DE

$1,316 per credit (full-time) 663
#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
#45 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

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

Baltimore, MD

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

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