2017 Top Law Schools

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This list of the top 50 law schools is based on student reviews. With so many options on this list, there are choices to fit a variety of needs and preferences. For instance, those who are concerned about budget may be interested in attending a school such as Thomas Jefferson School of Law, which has a tuition of $8,850, one of the lowest on our list. Other affordable options include Arizona State University ($6,454 - $22,652 per year), Brigham Young University($6,130 per year), and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ($8,740 per year).

The number one school on our list is the University of Florida, which earned a Student Score of 87.08 and a 100% recommendation rating among the student respondents. One reviewer stated that the “Teachers are accessible and brilliant.” Another echoed these sentiments, stating that “The professors take an excellent hands-on approach to our learning.” Yet another student commented on the opportunities that they had to put their knowledge and skills into practice while still in school, saying that there were “great hands-on experience through well coordinated and challenging legal clinical and externship experiences.” To learn more about this and the other universities on our list, click on the the names of the colleges listed below.

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Rank College Annual Tuition 2017 Student Score
#1 #1 University of Florida Annual Tuition $30,036 2017 Student Score 87.08
#2 #2 University of California - Berkeley Annual Tuition $27,966 2017 Student Score 86.42
#3 #3 University of Colorado Boulder Annual Tuition $28,308 2017 Student Score 86.14
#4 #4 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $23,950 2017 Student Score 85.06
#5 #5 Florida State University Annual Tuition $26,697 2017 Student Score 84.62
#6 #6 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Annual Tuition $27,459 2017 Student Score 84.52
#7 #7 Harvard University Annual Tuition $39,846 2017 Student Score 84.49
#8 #8 Northwestern University Annual Tuition $45,560 2017 Student Score 84.46
#9 #9 Thomas Jefferson School of Law Annual Tuition $8,850 2017 Student Score 83.83
#10 #10 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $6,454 - $22,652 2017 Student Score 83.82
#11 #11 University of Virginia - Main Campus Annual Tuition $26,266 2017 Student Score 83.54
#12 #12 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Annual Tuition $39,798 2017 Student Score 82.91
#13 #13 New York University Annual Tuition $38,228 2017 Student Score 82.76
#14 #14 Barry University Annual Tuition $17,280 2017 Student Score 81.60
#15 #15 Florida International University Annual Tuition $22,861 2017 Student Score 81.59
#16 #16 North Carolina Central University Annual Tuition $17,978 2017 Student Score 81.43
#17 #17 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $16,015 2017 Student Score 81.16
#18 #18 Yale University Annual Tuition $36,500 2017 Student Score 80.95
#19 #19 DePaul University Annual Tuition $18,230 2017 Student Score 80.66
#20 #20 Cornell University Annual Tuition $29,581 2017 Student Score 80.66
#21 #21 Case Western Reserve University Annual Tuition $38,616 2017 Student Score 80.35
#22 #22 Georgetown University Annual Tuition $42,108 2017 Student Score 79.62
#23 #23 Indiana University - Bloomington Annual Tuition $25,153 2017 Student Score 79.60
#24 #24 Brigham Young University Annual Tuition $6,130 2017 Student Score 79.29
#25 #25 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Annual Tuition $23,991 2017 Student Score 79.18
#26 #26 The University of Texas at Austin Annual Tuition $20,710 2017 Student Score 78.95
#27 #27 New York Law School Annual Tuition $25,328 2017 Student Score 78.77
#28 #28 Duke University Annual Tuition $46,586 2017 Student Score 78.71
#29 #29 Columbia University in the City of New York Annual Tuition $41,594 2017 Student Score 78.70
#30 #30 University of Chicago Annual Tuition $48,729 2017 Student Score 78.40
#31 #31 College of William and Mary Annual Tuition $26,960 2017 Student Score 78.10
#32 #32 Southern Methodist University Annual Tuition $43,906 2017 Student Score 78.04
#33 #33 University of San Diego Annual Tuition $23,850 2017 Student Score 78.00
#34 #34 University of Southern California Annual Tuition $37,504 2017 Student Score 77.95
#35 #35 Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Annual Tuition $8,740 2017 Student Score 77.38
#36 #36 California Western School of Law Annual Tuition $27,770 2017 Student Score 77.11
#37 #37 University of Maryland-Baltimore Annual Tuition $27,326 2017 Student Score 77.11
#38 #38 Loyola Marymount University Annual Tuition $15,427 2017 Student Score 76.51
#39 #39 Southwestern Law School Annual Tuition $47,067 2017 Student Score 76.39
#40 #40 Michigan State University Annual Tuition $29,286 2017 Student Score 75.86
#41 #41 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Annual Tuition $24,398 2017 Student Score 75.63
#42 #42 University of Baltimore Annual Tuition $18,248 2017 Student Score 75.35
#43 #43 University of California - Los Angeles Annual Tuition $27,673 2017 Student Score 75.20
#44 #44 The John Marshall Law School Annual Tuition $43,924 2017 Student Score 75.11
#45 #45 American University Annual Tuition $26,350 2017 Student Score 74.96
#46 #46 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Annual Tuition $33,426 2017 Student Score 74.94
#47 #47 University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $31,744 2017 Student Score 74.66
#48 #48 University of Washington - Seattle Annual Tuition $27,552 2017 Student Score 74.06
#49 #49 Seattle University Annual Tuition $19,446 2017 Student Score 73.90
#50 #50 University of Notre Dame Annual Tuition $44,445 2017 Student Score 72.36

Methodology

Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2017 Top Programs List, at least ten students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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Our tuition numbers reflect data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics.

This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.