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)
#121 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$36,944 per year (full-time) 347
#79 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$23,536 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 345
#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
#107 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$44,465 per year (full-time) 342
Rank Not Published Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$17,846 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,496 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 340
Unranked University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$44,717 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
#140 University of Memphis (Humphreys)

Memphis, TN

$17,760 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,632 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
#115 Washburn University

Topeka, KS

$18,880 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,440 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
Rank Not Published Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

$43,660 per year (full-time) 336
#87 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,066 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,763 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 334
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
#115 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

$23,816 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,692 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 329
Rank Not Published Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

$1,110 per credit (full-time) 329
Rank Not Published Capital University

Columbus, OH

$1,166 per credit (full-time) 326
Rank Not Published University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$35,273 per year (full-time) 322
#118 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

$15,774 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,850 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 317
Rank Not Published Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, FL

$40,146 per year (full-time) 315
#121 Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

$37,204 per year (full-time) 306
#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
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
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
#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 Faulkner University (Jones)

Montgomery, AL

$34,370 per year (full-time) 282

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