Best Law School Rankings in 2011

Rank College / University (Law School) City, State Tuition GPA
(25th-75th percentile)
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile)
1 Yale University New Haven, CT Full-time: $50,750 per year 3.81-3.96 171-176
2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Full-time: $45,450 per year 3.78-3.96 171-176
3 Stanford University Stanford, CA Full-time: $46,581 per year 3.74-3.94 167-173
4 Columbia University New York, NY Full-time: $50,428 per year 3.61-3.82 170-175
5 University of Chicago Chicago, IL Full-time: $45,405 per year 3.59-3.87 168-172
6 New York University New York, NY Full-time: $46,840 per year 3.57-3.86 169-175
7 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI In-state, full-time: $44,840 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $47,840 per year 3.57-3.85 168-171
7 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Full-time: $48,362 per year 3.54-3.9 166-171
9 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA In-state, full-time: $44,244 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $52,245 per year 3.64-3.87 162-170
9 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA In-state, full-time: $42,500 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $47,500 per year 3.51-3.92 166-171
11 Duke University Durham, NC Full-time: $47,722 per year 3.68-3.9 168-171
12 Northwestern University Chicago, IL Full-time: $49,714 per year 3.4-3.9 166-171
13 Cornell University Ithaca, NY Full-time: $51,150 per year 3.55-3.8 166-169
14 Georgetown University Washington, DC Full-time: $45,105 per year 3.45-3.78 168-172
14 University of Texas-Austin Austin, TX In-state, full-time: $28,669 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $44,638 per year 3.57-3.84 164-169
16 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA In-state, full-time: $40,616 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $50,639 per year 3.56-3.87 165-170
16 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Full-time: $45,286 per year 3.5-3.82 165-170
18 University of Southern California (Gould) Los Angeles, CA Full-time: $48,434 per year 3.46-3.73 166-169
18 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO Full-time: $44,125 per year 3.3-3.8 162-168
20 George Washington University Washington, DC Full-time: $43,999 per year 3.39-3.87 162-168
20 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN In-state, full-time: $31,882 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $40,388 per year 3.36-3.84 159-168
22 Boston University Boston, MA Full-time: $40,838 per year 3.52-3.83 164-167
23 Indiana University-Bloomington (Maurer) Bloomington, IN In-state, full-time: $26,904 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $43,704 per year 3.47-3.89 156-164
23 University of California-Davis Davis, CA In-state, full-time: $41,763 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $50,595 per year 3.53-3.8 160-165
23 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL In-state, full-time: $36,420 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $43,420 per year 3.3-3.9 163-168
23 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN Full-time: $40,805 per year 3.39-3.73 162-168
27 Boston College Newton, MA Full-time: $40,770 per year 3.45-3.7 163-167
27 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) Williamsburg, VA In-state, full-time: $23,800 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,800 per year 3.47-3.82 161-166
27 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA In-state, full-time: $24,154 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $42,922 per year 3.41-3.77 158-164
30 Emory University Atlanta, GA Full-time: $43,392 per year 3.34-3.69 166-167
30 Fordham University New York, NY Full-time: $46,476 per year 3.36-3.76 163-168
30 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC In-state, full-time: $17,068 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $31,218 per year 3.34-3.73 159-165
30 University of Washington Seattle, WA In-state, full-time: $24,339 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $37,299 per year 3.49-3.81 160-166
30 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA Full-time: $39,937 per year 3.14-3.64 161-167
35 Ohio State University (Moritz) Columbus, OH In-state, full-time: $24,468 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $39,418 per year 3.45-3.82 160-164
35 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL In-state, full-time: $15,760 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,070 per year 3.41-3.92 159-167
35 University of Georgia Athens, GA In-state, full-time: $15,814 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,620 per year 3.4-3.8 162-166
35 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI In-state, full-time: $18,049 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $37,586 per year 3.29-3.76 158-164
39 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC Full-time: $37,230 per year 3.3-3.7 160-164
40 Arizona State University (O’Connor) Tempe, AZ In-state, full-time: $21,598 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,147 per year 3.34-3.75 158-164
40 George Mason University Arlington, VA In-state, full-time: $22,222 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $36,278 per year 3.27-3.82 158-165
42 Brigham Young University (Clark) Provo, UT Full-time: $20,560 per year 3.45-3.86 161-167
42 University of Arizona (Rogers) Tucson, AZ In-state, full-time: $23,540 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $39,402 per year 3.33-3.71 161-164
42 University of California-San Francisco (Hastings) San Francisco, CA In-state, full-time: $38,906 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $50,131 per year 3.45-3.71 160-165
42 University of Maryland Baltimore, MD In-state, full-time: $25,350 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $36,629 per year 3.3-3.7 157-163
42 University of Utah (Quinney) Salt Lake City, UT In-state, full-time: $18,231 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $36,209 per year 3.46-3.82 157-164
47 Tulane University New Orleans, LA Full-time: $42,144 per year 3.4-3.7 160-164
47 University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder, CO In-state, full-time: $28,915 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,773 per year 3.3-3.74 161-166
47 University of Florida (Levin) Gainesville, FL In-state, full-time: $16,387 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,752 per year 3.44-3.84 160-164
50 American University (Washington) Washington, DC Full-time: $43,458 per year 3.12-3.58 158-164
50 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL In-state, full-time: $16,371 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,934 per year 3.3-3.7 161-164
50 Southern Methodist University (Dedman) Dallas, TX Full-time: $40,186 per year 3.29-3.82 156-165
50 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) New York, NY Full-time: $46,794 per year 3.42-3.74 160-166
54 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA Full-time: $41,840 per year 3.31-3.7 158-163
54 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Full-time: $41,210 per year 3.31-3.75 159-165
56 Baylor University Waco, TX Full-time: $39,144 per year 3.52-3.85 160-163
56 University of Connecticut Hartford, CT In-state, full-time: $21,508 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $44,428 per year 3.2-3.63 158-163
56 University of Houston Houston, TX In-state, full-time: $26,731 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $36,903 per year 3.13-3.68 159-164
56 University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville, TN In-state, full-time: $14,462 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,206 per year 3.38-3.81 156-162
60 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson) University Park, PA In-state, full-time: $36,816 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $36,816 per year 3.4-3.8 157-161
61 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Full-time: $40,560 per year 3.26-3.64 157-162
61 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA In-state, full-time: $13,310 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,334 per year 3.2-3.75 159-162
61 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) Chicago, IL Full-time: $40,050 per year 3.2-3.7 155-163
61 Seton Hall University Newark, NJ Full-time: $45,048 per year 3.17-3.65 155-161
61 Temple University (Beasley) Philadelphia, PA In-state, full-time: $18,206 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $31,220 per year 3.2-3.63 159-164
61 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH In-state, full-time: $20,946 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $36,526 per year 3.4-3.8 157-162
67 Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, NY Full-time: $46,610 per year 3.24-3.66 162-165
67 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) Portland, OR Full-time: $35,098 per year 3.2-3.69 157-164
67 University of Richmond (Williams) Richmond, VA Full-time: $34,070 per year 3.16-3.63 159-163
67 University of San Diego San Diego, CA Full-time: $41,414 per year 3.3-3.63 159-163
71 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Full-time: $38,086 per year 3.13-3.59 157-162
71 Northeastern University Boston, MA Full-time: $41,066 per year 3.31-3.7 155-164
71 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY In-state, full-time: $16,982 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,424 per year 3.19-3.76 157-162
71 University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Boyd) Las Vegas, NV In-state, full-time: $20,838 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,238 per year 3.15-3.7 156-161
71 University of Oklahoma Norman, OK In-state, full-time: $18,105 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,034 per year 3.2-3.7 157-161
71 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA In-state, full-time: $26,550 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,176 per year 3.07-3.63 158-161
77 University of Denver (Sturm) Denver, CO Full-time: $37,152 per year 3.15-3.66 156-161
77 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Full-time: $38,024 per year 3.16-3.6 156-160
79 Catholic University of America (Columbus) Washington, DC Full-time: $40,005 per year 3.08-3.53 156-161
79 Indiana University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN N/A 3.15-3.7 151-159
79 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS In-state, full-time: $15,561 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $27,038 per year 3.2-3.67 155-160
79 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM In-state, full-time: $13,660 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,604 per year 3.1-3.6 153-159
79 University of Oregon Eugene, OR In-state, full-time: $24,031 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,953 per year 3.18-3.66 157-161
84 DePaul University Chicago, IL Full-time: $39,350 per year 3.13-3.64 156-161
84 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY Full-time: $43,660 per year 3.17-3.69 156-160
84 Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (Hebert) Baton Rouge, LA In-state, full-time: $16,148 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,228 per year 3.14-3.6 155-160
84 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Camden Camden, NJ In-state, full-time: $25,076 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,996 per year 3.1-3.6 157-161
84 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Newark Newark, NJ In-state, full-time: $24,977 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,897 per year 3.01-3.57 155-161
84 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA Full-time: $1,312 per credit 3.08-3.53 158-162
84 Seattle University Seattle, WA Full-time: $38,572 per year 3.07-3.58 155-160
84 University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo, NY In-state, full-time: $17,450 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,260 per year 3.17-3.69 155-160
84 University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR In-state, full-time: $376 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $747 per credit 3.29-3.8 153-160
84 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE In-state, full-time: $13,337 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,649 per year 3.35-3.84 153-160
84 Villanova University Villanova, PA Full-time: $36,690 per year 3.15-3.56 159-163
95 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI Full-time: $36,300 per year 3.14-3.64 154-159
95 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Full-time: $33,785 per year 3.24-3.74 152-159
95 St. John’s University Jamaica, NY Full-time: $44,280 per year 3.19-3.72 156-162
95 University of Hawaii-Manoa (Richardson) Honolulu, HI In-state, full-time: $16,421 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,484 per year 3.19-3.72 153-159
95 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV In-state, full-time: $14,212 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,444 per year 3.2-3.7 151-156
100 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Full-time: $45,126 per year 3.12-3.57 153-157
100 University of Louisville (Brandeis) Louisville, KY In-state, full-time: $15,760 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,300 per year 3.1-3.67 155-160
100 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA Full-time: $38,800 per year 3.09-3.62 155-161
100 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) Sacramento, CA Full-time: $39,989 per year 3.07-3.55 155-160

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Source: USNews.com