2016 U.S. Top Law Schools

Rank School name Tuition and fees Enrollment(full-time) LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) Acceptance rate >Employed 9 months after graduation2
1 Yale University $56,200 per year (full-time) 607 170-176 8.9% 88.7%
2 Harvard University $55,842 per year (full-time) 1,752 170-175 15.4% 95%
2 Stanford University $54,366 per year (full-time) 577 169-174 9.1% 92.8%
4 Columbia University $60,274 per year (full-time) 1,170 170-174 18.9% 97%
4 University of Chicago $55,503 per year (full-time) 604 166-172 18.4% 96.3%
6 New York University $56,838 per year (full-time) 1,423 167-172 30.1% 95.5%
7 University of Pennsylvania $56,916 per year (full-time) 756 164-170 16.4% 96.5%
8 Duke University $55,588 per year (full-time) 643 166-170 20.9% 87.6%
8 University of California-Berkeley $48,166 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,117 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 890 164-169 20.2% 90.4%
8 University of Virginia $51,800 per year (in-state, full-time); $54,800 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,005 166-170 18.1% 97%
11 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $51,398 per year (in-state, full-time); $54,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,000 165-169 26.9% 84.5%
12 Northwestern University $56,434 per year (full-time) 737 162-170 24.7% 90.8%
13 Cornell University $59,360 per year (full-time) 595 166-169 30.3% 89.6%
14 Georgetown University $53,130 per year (full-time) 1,719 163-168 29% 89.8%
15 University of Texas-Austin $33,162 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,244 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,025 163-168 24.5% 86.2%
16 University of California-Los Angeles $45,226 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 992 163-169 28.1% 82.2%
17 Vanderbilt University $49,722 per year (full-time) 525 162-168 34.7% 90.8%
18 Washington University in St. Louis $50,152 per year (full-time) 749 162-167 30.1% 75.7%
19 Emory University $49,734 per year (full-time) 819 158-166 36.8% 93.5%
20 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $41,222 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,710 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 681 157-166 41.5% 78.5%
20 University of Southern California (Gould) $57,507 per year (full-time) 604 163-167 28.4% 72.2%
22 George Washington University $52,033 per year (full-time) 1,376 159-166 45.2% 89.2%
22 University of Alabama $21,624 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,304 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 420 157-165 27.5% 86.7%
22 University of Iowa $23,760 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,296 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 388 157-163 41.3% 82.6%
22 University of Notre Dame $50,520 per year (full-time) 549 160-165 37.1% 80.4%
26 Arizona State University (O’Connor) $26,753 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,751 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 576 157-163 44.1% 83.8%
26 Boston University $47,188 per year (full-time) 645 160-165 39.2% 71.9%
28 University of Washington $31,980 per year (in-state, full-time); $45,021 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 516 160-166 26.3% 80.3%
29 College of William and Mary (Marshall-​Wythe) $29,800 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,800 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 631 157-165 32.3% 83.9%
30 University of California-Irvine $44,717 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 326 162-166 22% 66.7%
31 University of California-Davis $47,286 per year (in-state, full-time); $56,537 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 513 160-164 35.2% 73.5%
31 University of Georgia $19,140 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,810 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 583 158-164 30.7% 76.1%
31 University of Wisconsin-Madison $21,372 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,068 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 525 157-163 49.9% 74.5%
34 Boston College $46,790 per year (full-time) 698 159-164 43.9% 71.5%
34 Brigham Young University (Clark) $11,620 per year (LDS member, full-time); $23,240 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time) 394 156-164 36.3% 76.2%
34 Fordham University $52,532 per year (full-time) 1,005 160-165 35.5% 68.2%
34 Indiana University-Bloomington (Maurer) $31,121 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,927 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 586 154-163 61.9% 80.5%
34 Ohio State University (Moritz) $28,577 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,508 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 532 156-162 49.6% 79.6%
34 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill $22,560 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,191 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 667 157-163 40.3% 75.4%
40 University of Colorado-Boulder $31,886 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,672 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 509 156-163 47% 78.4%
41 University of Illinois-Urbana-​Champaign $41,294 per year (in-state, full-time); $49,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 510 158-163 41.9% 78.8%
42 George Mason University $25,351 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,737 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 340 156-163 38% 74.5%
42 University of Arizona (Rogers) $24,607 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 379 156-163 39.1% 70.7%
42 University of Utah (Quinney) $24,797 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,170 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 332 158-161 44.2% 77.9%
42 Washington and Lee University $45,597 per year (full-time) 370 157-163 43.3% 63.6%
46 Southern Methodist University (Dedman) $48,796 per year (full-time) 537 156-163 45.8% 80.6%
47 University of Florida (Levin) $22,230 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,830 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 944 155-161 61.3% 72.9%
47 University of Maryland (Carey) $28,657 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,464 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 560 155-162 46.5% 67.7%
47 Wake Forest University $42,276 per year (full-time) 486 157-163 52.8% 62.3%
50 Florida State University $20,683 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,695 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 614 156-161 41.2% 81%
50 Tulane University $48,576 per year (full-time) 622 157-163 51.1% 65.2%
52 Pepperdine University $49,030 per year (full-time) 605 153-162 45.5% 64.8%
52 Temple University (Beasley) $21,646 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,772 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 563 156-162 42.2% 70.2%
52 University of Richmond $39,200 per year (full-time) 455 155-162 34.1% 71.8%
52 University of Tennessee-Knoxville $19,048 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 390 154-160 39.6% 76%
56 Baylor University $52,400 per year (full-time) 376 155-162 29.9% 73.9%
56 Georgia State University $16,378 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,986 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 140 155-160 28.4% 78.5%
56 University of Nebraska-Lincoln $14,479 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,852 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 359 152-159 68% 76.6%
59 Case Western Reserve University $47,728 per year (full-time) 397 157-162 33.4% 70.7%
59 University of California (Hastings) $48,335 per year (in-state, full-time); $54,335 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 930 155-161 49.2% 47.2%
59 University of Houston $29,748 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,176 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 615 155-161 42.2% 77.8%
59 University of Missouri $19,832 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,462 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 351 154-160 48.7% 78.6%
63 Seton Hall University $50,034 per year (full-time) 381 152-159 50% 77.7%
63 University of Connecticut $26,224 per year (in-state, full-time); $54,248 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 385 155-160 54.2% 59.9%
63 University of Kentucky $20,988 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,508 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 388 152-158 58.9% 84.2%
63 University of Miami $46,166 per year (full-time) 972 155-160 50.5% 70.5%
67 University of Denver (Sturm) $42,370 per year (full-time) 725 153-159 61.6% 64.8%
67 University of Kansas $19,985 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,089 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 376 153-161 57.4% 76.9%
67 University of Nevada-Las Vegas $24,749 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,749 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 288 154-161 35.4% 71.2%
67 University of Oklahoma $19,973 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 475 155-158 42.9% 81%
71 American University (Washington) $49,542 per year (full-time) 1,117 152-158 49.7% 60.6%
71 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson) $43,700 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,700 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 479 153-160 46.3% 52.3%
71 University of New Mexico $16,251 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,521 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 344 150-157 44.2% 76.3%
71 University of San Diego $47,490 per year (full-time) 632 155-161 46.5% 60.1%
75 Loyola Marymount University $47,750 per year (full-time) 900 156-161 47.1% 59.1%
75 University of Arkansas-Fayetteville $14,508 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,028 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 361 151-157 60.4% 79.5%
75 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) $53,570 per year (full-time) 947 155-162 52.4% 61.6%
78 Brooklyn Law School $1,795 per credit (full-time) 881 153-159 53.2% 69%
78 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent) $45,472 per year (full-time) 692 152-159 61.7% 67.4%
78 Loyola University Chicago $44,180 per year (full-time) 656 155-159 52% 64.7%
78 University of Pittsburgh $31,616 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,100 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 526 152-160 44.4% 68.2%
82 St. John’s University $51,490 per year (full-time) 620 153-159 46.4% 67.3%
82 University of Cincinnati $24,010 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,010 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 293 151-159 59.8% 69.1%
82 University of Hawaii-Manoa (Richardson) $19,464 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,192 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 257 152-159 37.8% 71.6%
82 University of Oregon $30,586 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,056 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 372 154-159 54.3% 62.9%
82 University of Tulsa $34,430 per year (full-time) 244 151-158 32.5% 78.6%
87 Northeastern University $45,000 per year (full-time) 473 153-162 38% 55.5%
87 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark $26,062 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,029 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 501 153-159 43.6% 64.8%
87 St. Louis University $38,435 per year (full-time) 461 151-158 62.3% 67.4%
87 SUNY Buffalo Law School $26,097 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,987 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 552 151-157 56.3% 71.2%
87 Syracuse University $46,064 per year (full-time) 539 153-157 55.5% 66.7%
87 University of New Hampshire School of Law $37,378 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,378 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 217 152-158 48.1% 76.6%
87 Villanova University $41,250 per year (full-time) 536 152-159 51.2% 63.3%
94 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) $40,114 per year (full-time) 437 155-161 66.9% 66%
94 Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (Hebert) $20,998 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,348 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 551 153-158 62.2% 80.7%
94 Michigan State University $37,294 per year (full-time) 699 150-158 43% 56.8%
94 Santa Clara University $1,568 per credit (full-time) 478 156-160 49.8% 56.2%
94 University of Louisville (Brandeis) $19,702 per year (in-state, full-time); $36,538 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 336 150-157 69.7% 80.5%
94 University of Mississippi $14,688 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,688 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 386 151-156 44.3% 72.1%
94 University of South Carolina $23,074 per year (in-state, full-time); $46,180 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 619 152-157 57.3% 75.6%
94 West Virginia University $18,234 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,524 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 344 152-156 54.4% 73.1%
102 Florida International University $21,345 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,590 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 356 151-158 27.4% 77.1%
102 Indiana University-Indianapolis (McKinney) $24,892 per year (in-state, full-time); $45,193 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 531 148-155 74.5% 70.8%
102 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden $26,101 per year (in-state, full-time); $38,068 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 415 152-158 41.6% 65.6%
105 Marquette University $41,040 per year (full-time) 572 149-155 73.5% 72.3%
105 Stetson University $38,904 per year (full-time) 667 152-157 50.6% 70.7%
105 Wayne State University $30,025 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,808 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 296 152-160 49.2% 62.1%
108 The Catholic University of America $45,375 per year (full-time) 291 151-157 54.9% 68.5%
108 University of Wyoming $14,455 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,245 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 226 149-155 52% 77.6%
110 Gonzaga University $36,510 per year (full-time) 339 151-155 66.6% 72%
110 Howard University $33,732 per year (full-time) 412 148-155 40.9% 65.9%
110 University of Maine $23,666 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,736 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 252 149-157 55.9% 60.4%
113 Creighton University $35,530 per year (full-time) 354 148-154 72.2% 69.6%
113 CUNY $15,193 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,073 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 322 151-158 40.5% 55.8%
113 Drake University $38,106 per year (full-time) 325 148-156 78.4% 74.6%
113 Seattle University $41,088 per year (full-time) 630 151-157 60.8% 54.7%
113 University of Montana $11,335 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,328 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 247 151-158 57.1% 72.8%
118 Duquesne University $38,420 per year (full-time) 310 150-155 57.5% 67.8%
118 Mercer University (George) $37,260 per year (full-time) 427 147-155 60.9% 72%
118 Texas Tech University $22,733 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,693 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 629 151-157 57.3% 71%
118 Willamette University (Collins) $37,625 per year (full-time) 312 149-155 71.5% 74.8%
122 DePaul University $44,999 per year (full-time) 642 148-155 64.5% 58.5%
122 Hofstra University (Deane) $52,190 per year (full-time) 769 147-155 61.2% 65.1%
122 University of Baltimore $27,884 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 567 148-154 59% 67.8%
122 Vermont Law School $47,135 per year (full-time) 424 146-156 74.3% 65.5%
122 Washburn University $19,094 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,766 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 323 148-156 64% 72.8%
127 Chapman University (Fowler) $46,766 per year (full-time) 444 153-158 51.7% 45.7%
127 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall) $24,887 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,174 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 314 151-156 54.9% 67.9%
127 Drexel University (Kline) $1,354 per credit (full-time) 394 151-156 49.6% 60.1%
127 New York Law School $49,240 per year (full-time) 660 148-154 55.5% 58.4%
127 Quinnipiac University $47,101 per year (full-time) 229 150-155 56.4% 62.2%
127 University of Akron $24,340 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,440 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 274 147-155 64.6% 64.5%
127 University of Idaho $16,480 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,010 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 351 147-154 60.8% 73.5%
127 University of Missouri-Kansas City $18,320 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,832 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 399 150-154 54.8% 60.8%
135 Loyola University New Orleans $43,150 per year (full-time) 503 150-157 58.3% 58.2%
135 University of Arkansas-Little Rock (Bowen) $13,996 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,342 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 306 146-155 65.9% 62.9%
135 University of St. Thomas $37,185 per year (full-time) 368 150-158 73.1% 62.7%
138 Albany Law School $43,398 per year (full-time) 420 148-154 60.9% 68.4%
138 Pace University $45,376 per year (full-time) 443 148-153 62.2% 52.7%
138 University of North Dakota $10,925 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,249 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 229 143-152 54% 73%
138 University of San Francisco $45,542 per year (full-time) 424 151-156 60.8% 47.5%
142 University of Memphis (Humphreys) $17,927 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,632 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 312 150-157 50.9% 66.1%
142 University of Toledo $22,203 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 233 148-154 61% 61%
142 William Mitchell College of Law $38,660 per year (full-time) 455 149-156 72.3% 71.7%
145 Hamline University $39,536 per year (full-time) 219 146-155 69.6% 69.2%
145 Ohio Northern University (Pettit) $24,800 per year (full-time) 206 144-152 49.1% 77.1%
145 University of Dayton $35,273 per year (full-time) 276 145-151 58.1% 75.3%
145 University of South Dakota $13,904 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,518 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 198 144-152 82.5% 83.1%
149 Oklahoma City University $1,065 per credit (full-time) 399 145-151 82.4% 78.2%
149 Samford University (Cumberland) $36,734 per year (full-time) 401 148-154 75.9% 65.6%
149 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale $18,153 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,803 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 348 144-151 84.8% 79.1%
149 South Texas College of Law $28,680 per year (full-time) 850 148-153 65.6% 77.3%
149 Texas A&M University $33,092 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,092 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 458 152-156 39.8% 55.1%