Graduateprograms.com announces the Fall 2015 Law School Rankings

Law School Rankings

Graduateprograms.com is the only student-based rate & review website for Graduate Schools. Graduateprograms.com calculated the best law schools solely based on taking the average of all the reviews and ratings as left by current and former law school students.

In compiling the law school rankings, students were also asked to their pros and cons of their program. One University of Florida law student commented, “The Levin College of Law has completely changed the way I think for the better in so far as it has challenged me in ways I could not have imagined.”

Students can submit a review of their program at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming rankings.

1 University of Colorado at Boulder 9.11
2 Harvard University 9.07
3 Stanford University 8.88
4 University of Florida 8.76
5 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.53
6 The University of Alabama 8.49
7 Washington University in St. Louis 8.48
8 Southern Methodist University 8.39
9 University of Virginia 8.38
10 University of California-Los Angeles 8.35
11 Florida State University 8.30
12 New York University 8.28
13 University of Pennsylvania 8.24
14 Northwestern University 8.19
15 University of California-Berkeley 8.18
16 Arizona State University 8.16
16 Georgetown University 8.16
18 Indiana University Bloomington 8.11
19 Yale University 8.10
20 Cornell University 8.02
21 Temple University 7.97
22 The University of Texas at Austin 7.95
23 University of Utah 7.94
24 University of Washington Seattle 7.89
25 University of Georgia 7.88
26 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 7.84
27 Columbia University 7.79
28 University of Pittsburgh 7.78
29 The University of Chicago 7.76
30 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 7.75
31 University of Maryland, Baltimore 7.70
32 Case Western Reserve University 7.67
33 University of San Diego 7.66
34 Howard University 7.65
35 Depaul University 7.63
36 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.62
37 Vanderbilt University 7.59
38 University of Southern California 7.58
39 Emory University 7.56
40 Duke University 7.55
41 New York Law School 7.54
42 Michigan State University 7.49
43 The George Washington University 7.40
44 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 7.38
45 Wake Forest University 7.37
46 Boston College 7.36
47 University of Baltimore 7.35
48 Seattle University 7.34
49 Pepperdine University 7.33
50 University of Denver 7.30

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. All law school rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

School rankings for specific graduate programs (business, law, engineering etc.) are determined by comparing the sum of the average scores in each of the 15 subcategories. Graduate programs are not ranked until the number of student surveys completed reaches a minimum threshold.