Graduateprograms.com announces the Spring 2015 Law School Rankings

Law School Rankings

1 University of Florida 8.81
2 University of Colorado at Boulder 8.69
3 The University of Alabama 8.49
4 Northwestern University 8.48
5 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.45
6 Stanford University 8.44
7 University of Virginia 8.42
8 University of California-Berkeley 8.39
9 Arizona State University 8.38
10 Washington University in St. Louis 8.19
11 The University of Texas at Austin 8.29
12 Harvard University 8.24
13 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 8.22
13 New York University 8.22
15 Florida State University 8.21
16 Howard University 8.17
17 North Carolina Central University 8.11
18 Southern Methodist University 8.04
19 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.03
20 Depaul University 7.99
21 Brigham Young University 7.96
21 New York Law School 7.96
23 The Ohio State University 7.92
24 Georgetown University 7.86
25 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 7.85
26 Cornell University 7.84
27 University of California-Los Angeles 7.83
28 University of Maryland, Baltimore 7.82
29 Boston College 7.81
30 Indiana University Bloomington 7.80
31 Charlotte School of Law 7.77
32 Duke University 7.75
33 University of Utah 7.74
34 University of Georgia 7.72
35 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.71
36 University of San Diego 7.70
37 Boston University 7.68
38 Yale University 7.67
39 Columbia University 7.65
39 University of Washington Seattle 7.65
41 Thomas M. Cooley Law School 7.64
42 College of William & Mary 7.63
43 The University of Chicago 7.59
44 Michigan State University 7.58
45 Case Western Reserve University 7.54
46 University of Denver 7.53
47 Emory University 7.51
48 University of Pennsylvania 7.46
49 University of Southern California 7.43
50 University of Baltimore 7.42

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.

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 March 31, 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.