Top Law Schools for Quality of Network

1 University of Pennsylvania 9.80
2 University of California-Los Angeles 9.79
3 Howard University 9.75
4 University of Southern California 9.64
5 University of Florida 9.63
6 Harvard University 9.57
7 University of Colorado at Boulder 9.40
8 Stanford University 9.35
9 DePaul University 9.25
10 New York University 9.20
11 University of Virginia 9.18
12 University of California-Berkeley 9.15
13 Cornell University 9.13
14 Georgetown University 9.11
15 Columbia University 9.09
16 University of Houston 9.05
17 St. John’s University 9.02
18 Yale University 9.00
19 Southern Methodist University 8.90
20 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.89
21 University of Baltimore 8.83
22 The University of Texas at Austin 8.75
23 Florida State University 8.73
24 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.72
25 Temple University 8.70

Graduate Programs defines Quality of Network as: does/did your program provide you strong peer, faculty and alumni networking connections and opportunities?

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from University of Florida Levin College of Law wrote: “Biggest pro is the network. Post graduation the career center is in frequent contact and is sending job postings directly to me based on my preferences and experience. There was a severe cut in number of parking spaces this year but public transportation is great and Gainesville is pretty bike friendly.”

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

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program 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.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.