2014 Law School Rankings and Vital Statistics

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Law schools have been under fire recently for leaving many graduates mired in debt without full-time attorney jobs. Here at LawCrossing, our comprehensive research team has spent hours compiling data from various sources to provide this chart of United States law schools that includes ranking, employment, tuition and fees, acceptance rate, enrollment, and student to faculty ratio. We want make sure prospective law students are informed about what they are getting into and also provide a resource for current law students to draw from. Feel free to share your own law school experiences with us by commenting below.

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2014 Law School Rankings and Vital Statistics

 
Rank School Name Employed at graduation Tuition and fees (full-time, in-state / out-of-state) Acceptance rate (full-time) Enrollment (full-time) Student-faculty ratio 2013 Rank
#1 Yale University 88.7% $56,200 8.9% 607 7.6:1 1
#2 Harvard University 95.0% $55,842 15.4% 1,752 11.8:1 2
#3 Stanford University 92.8% $54,366 9.1% 577 7.3:1 2
#4 Columbia University 97% $60,274 18.9% 1,170 6.3:1 4
#4 University of Chicago 96.3% $55,503 18.4% 604 8.4:1 4
#6 New York University 95.5% $56,838 30.1% 1,423 8.6:1 6
#7 University of Pennsylvania 96.5% $56,916 16.4% 756 10.3:1 7
#8 University of Virginia 97.5% $47,900 / $52,900 17.7% 1,048 11.3:1 7
#9 University of California-Berkeley 80.8% $48,058 / $52,009 17.8% 854 12.5:1 9
#10 Duke University 77.8% $53,596 19.0% 629 9.5:1 11
#10 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 75.0% $49,784 / $52,784 27.0% 1,055 12.4:1 9
#12 Northwestern University 76.9% $55,064 26.3% 763 8.3:1 12
#13 Cornell University 77.9% $57,270 29.9% 576 10.3:1 13
#13 Georgetown University 77.3% $50,890 31.4% 1,694 11.2:1 14
#15 University of Texas-Austin 64.1% $33,162 / $49,244 30.3% 1,046 10.4:1 15
#16 University of California-Los Angeles 55.6% $45,226 / $51,720 28.2% 975 10.4:1 17
#16 Vanderbilt University 67.9% $48,160 34.0% 566 12.6:1 15
#18 Washington University in St. Louis 50.7% $49,945 24.3% 687 9.6:1 19
#19 Emory University 53.8% $48,174 32.0% 811 11.0:1 23
#20 George Washington University 85.0% $49,840 43.5% 1,287 15.0:1 21
#20 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 66.1% $40,058 / $47,330 30.8% 721 11.1:1 19
#20 University of Southern California (Gould) 58.8% $55,023 29.3% 602 11.4:1 18
#23 University of Alabama 65.1% $20,770 / $34,840 24.6% 465 10.7:1 21
#24 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) 46.6% $29,000 / $38,000 29.5% 623 11.0:1 33
#24 University of Washington 50.8% $31,983 / $45,024 26.1% 541 8.9:1 28
#26 University of Notre Dame 60.7% $48,730 28.1% 520 9.3:1 23
#27 Boston University 46.9% $45,786 34.5% 676 12.0:1 29
#27 University of Iowa 56.8% $28,047 / $49,025 52.0% 411 9.5:1 26
#29 Indiana University-Bloomington (Maurer) 40.7% $30,526 / $48,962 52.6% 638 11.4:1 25
#29 University of Georgia 48.9% $18,740 / $36,410 33.3% 621 11.5:1 33
#31 Arizona State University (O'Connor) 59.0% $26,268 / $40,818 39.1% 567 9.7:1 29
#31 Ohio State University (Moritz) 44.1% $28,033 / $42,985 45.4% 574 11.1:1 36
#31 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 44.9% $22,215 / $38,846 44.7% 720 11.9:1 31
#31 University of Wisconsin-Madison 46.8% $21,365 / $40,061 44.2% 623 11.0:1 33
#31 Wake Forest University 53.8% $41,364 45.1% 482 11.8:1 36
#36 Boston College 49.6% $44,860 34.9% 728 11.9:1 31
#36 Brigham Young University (Clark) 57.8% $11,280 $22,560 35.6% 412 13.1:1 44
#36 Fordham University 54.5% $50,996 39.0% 1,109 14.9:1 38
#36 University of California-Davis 45.5% $47,286 / $56,537 52.4% 499 10.1:1 38
#40 University of Arizona (Rogers) 51.0% $24,381 / $38,841 40.3% 404 10.0:1 38
#40 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign 43.7% $41,226 / $48,976 45.5% 543 11.2:1 47
#42 Southern Methodist University (Dedman) 50.2% $46,519 37.8% 524 14.2:1 48
#43 University of Colorado-Boulder 41.7% $31,738 / $38,524 38.1% 514 9.2:1 44
#43 Washington and Lee University 34.6% $44,707 38.1% 419 10.7:1 26
#45 Florida State University 32.2% $20,632 / $40,644 41.9% 655 13.1:1 48
#46 George Mason University 57.3% $25,351 / $40,737 36.0% 363 12.7:1 41
#46 Tulane University 36.8% $47,080 46.0% 697 14.2:1 48
#46 University of Maryland (Carey) 64.3% $27,174 / $39,256 46.6% 643 11.4:1 41
#49 University of Florida (Levin) 32.4% $22,190 / $41,546 50.4% 944 13.2:1 46
#49 University of Utah (Quinney) 50.7% $23,489 / $44,635 45.1% 354 8.4:1 41
#51 Baylor University 28.7% $49,481 28.8% 371 14.0:1 54
#51 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson) 25.3% $42,040 / $42,040 53.1% 475 8.8:1 64
#51 University of Richmond (Williams) 45.3% $38,250 28.6% 455 10.9:1 53
#54 Pepperdine University 33.3% $46,740 51.6% 602 13.0:1 61
#54 University of California (Hastings) 30.0% $47,634 / $53,634 40.5% 1,041 15.8:1 48
#54 University of Connecticut 41.2% $24,714 / $51,030 47.3% 402 10.6:1 58
#54 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 43.8% $14,441 / $31,955 59.4% 378 11.2:1 61
#58 University of Houston 58.8% $29,748 / $39,792 37.8% 619 10.8:1 48
#58 University of Kentucky 52.4% $19,986 / $35,652 59.5% 402 15.0:1 58
#58 University of Oklahoma 45.2% $19,973 / $30,398 40.7% 462 12.4:1 68
#61 Temple University (Beasley) 35.0% $20,462 / $33,780 46.0% 601 11.1:1 56
#61 University of Arkansas Fayetteville 35.6% $456 per credit / $937 per credit 50.1% 370 12.3:1 68
#61 University of Miami 32.3% $44,626 53.2% 1,142 12.6:1 76
#64 Case Western Reserve University 39.0% $46,826 48.8% 418 11.1:1 68
#64 Georgia State University 59.3% $16,042 / $35,722 29.5% 469 11.2:1 54
#64 University of Missouri 46.3% $19,538 / $36,907 51.7% 384 11.2:1 76
#64 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) 31.0% $51,778 43.2% 983 14.1:1 58
#68 Loyola University Chicago 33.6% $41,666 52.5% 681 11.9:1 76
#68 Seton Hall University 56.4% $49,070 53.8% 477 13.6:1 64
#68 University of Denver (Sturm) 37.9% $40,950 56.1% 732 9.3:1 64
#68 University of Kansas 33.1% $19,623 / $33,067 56.5% 370 10.8:1 86
#72 American University (Washington) 40.2% $48,148 47.0% 1,240 11.0:1 56
#72 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) 29.4% $44,410 57.3% 763 10.8:1 68
#72 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) 30.6% $39,326 60.1% 409 9.7:1 80
#72 Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (Hebert) 36.8% $19,816 / $38,118 46.2% 585 18.7:1 76
#72 University of New Mexico 28.6% $16,251 / $34,521 40.3% 344 8.6:1 64
#72 University of Tennessee-Knoxville 41.3% $18,962 / $37,706 51.2% 442 12.5:1 61
#72 University of Tulsa 41.8% $33,428 38.2% 254 10.5:1 86
#79 University of Cincinnati 30.0% $23,536 / $41,044 61.1% 345 9.8:1 80
#79 University of San Diego 37.0% $45,860 48.5% 696 11.9:1 68
#81 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden 50.7% $25,505 / $37,237 31.9% 506 9.3:1 91
#81 University of Pittsburgh 32.4% $30,400 / $37,604 49.6% 590 14.2:1 91
#83 Brooklyn Law School 37.6% $1,795 47.0% 909 16.2:1 80
#83 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark 48.1% $25,457 / $37,189 42.6% 523 14.8:1 86
#83 University of Nevada Las Vegas 31.1% $26,437 / $37,437 33.5% 301 11.7:1 68
#83 West Virginia University 59.9% $17,658 / $33,714 61.7% 379 10.1:1 91
#87 Indiana University-Indianapolis (McKinney) 33.9% $24,172 / $43,882 57.8% 581 14.8:1 98
#87 Loyola Marymount University 22.9% $45,980 47.1% 975 15.1:1 68
#87 Michigan State University 34.4% $35,844 50.4% 759 13.8:1 80
#87 Seattle University 21.1% $40,486 58.5% 659 12.2:1 100
#87 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 50.4% $18,578 / $34,612 68.7% 363 13.1:1 68
#87 Wayne State University 23.2% $29,066 / $31,763 49.9% 334 12.9:1 100
#93 Marquette University 32.1% $39,850 76.4% 581 15.4:1 94
#93 Northeastern University   $43,910 43.8% 569 15.6:1 86
#93 Stetson University   $37,782 46.2% 701 14.4:1 100
#93 St. Louis University 49.3% $37,615 59.2% 559 13.2:1 100
#93 University of New Hampshire School of Law 44.2% $41,190 53.9% 271 14.6:1 100
#93 University of South Carolina 35.4% $22,360 / $44,752 57.0% 619 14.0:1 98
#93 Villanova University 36.3% $40,060 55.2% 594 15.1:1 98
#100 Florida International University   $20,597 / $34,841 28.4% 360 11.3:1 100
#100 SUNY Buffalo Law School 33.0% $23,986 / $40,056 51.9% 607 12.6:1 86
#100 University of Hawaii-Manoa (Richardson) 25.5% $18,336 / $36,240 33.7% 239 8.6:1 80
#100 University of Oregon 27.3% $29,492 / $36,746 49.5% 436 15.2:1 94
#104 Mercer University (George) 32.4% $37,260 63.0% 445 13.6:1 80
#104 University of Mississippi 36.4% $13,488 / $29,287 40.7% 439 13.2:1 N/A
#104 University of Missouri-Kansas City   $17,886 / $33,996 60.3% 424 14.0:1  N/A
#107 The Catholic University of America 37.4% $44,465 57.5% 342 10.3:1 80
#107 Gonzaga University   $36,510 61.9% 387 14.8:1 100
#107 Santa Clara University 36.6% $1,500 58.2% 624 11.0:1 96
#107 Syracuse University 37.8% $46,050 59.1% 605 12.3:1 96
#107 Texas Tech University 26.5% $22,367 / $32,087 50.1% 640 17.0:1  N/A
#113 CUNY   $14,472 / $22,912 30.0% 378 9.1:1  N/A
#113 Drake University 30.9% $36,662 79.1% 363 11.9:1  N/A
#115 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-Marshall) 28.4% $23,816 / $32,692 51.4% 329 11.5:1 N/A
#115 Creighton University 33.9% $34,494 77.7% 382 12.6:1  N/A
#115 Washburn University 30.8% $18,880 / $29,440 58.4% 339 9.6:1 N/A
#118 Albany Law School 30.9% $43,523 59.7% 535 12.7:1 N/A
#118 Quinnipiac University 23.2% $47,076 55.2% 252 11.1:1  N/A
#118 University of Idaho   $15,774 / $28,850 55.7% 317 13.6:1 N/A
#121 Campbell University 19.3% $37,060 53.8% 422 17.1:1  N/A
#121 DePaul University 15.8% $44,999 65.2% 720 13.9:1 100
#121 Duquesne University 36.8% $36,944 70.8% 347 14.2:1 N/A
#121 Hamline University 27.4% $37,204 61.9% 306 15.3:1 N/A
#121 University of Akron 23.7% $23,583 / $23,683 52.4% 292 11.8:1 N/A
#121 University of Arkansas-Little Rock (Bowen)   $13,353 / $27,147 52.9% 291 16.1:1 N/A
#121 University of Montana 50.0% $11,283 / $28,602 57.5% 249 14.2:1 N/A
#121 Willamette University (Collins) 23.2% $36,390 73.0% 357 11.8:1 N/A
#129 Drexel University 31.0% $1,341 per credit 45.1% 414 13.5:1  N/A
#129 University of Maine 34.5% $23,554 / $34,624 45.4% 253 11.9:1 100
#129 University of North Dakota   $11,029 / $23,866 49.3% 240 18.3:1 N/A
#129 University of St. Thomas 29.8% $1,256 per credit 71.6% 401 12.8:1  N/A
#129 University of Wyoming 48.0% $13,842 / $27,192 59.7% 71 10.1:1 N/A
#129 Vermont Law School 32.0% $46,111 82.7% 422 15.5:1  N/A
#135 Hofstra University (Deane) 24.0% $49,780 58.4% 821 18.1:1 100
#135 Howard University 45.0% $32,743 41.2% 407 16.5:1  N/A
#135 Samford University (Cumberland) 37.3% $36,216 79.5% 409 16.9:1 N/A
#135 University of Baltimore 48.7% $26,884 / $39,538 68.2% 651 14.5:1  N/A
#135 William Mitchell College of Law 27.4% $37,100 70.8% 553 20.0:1 100
#140 Chapman University (Fowler) 24.2% $44,830 53.3% 422 10.0:1 100
#140 New York Law School   $49,240 61.5% 829 16.9:1 N/A
#140 Pace University 30.4% $43,878 63.2% 478 12.1:1 N/A
#140 University of Memphis (Humphreys) 29.1% $17,760 / $39,632 45.5% 339 15.5:1  N/A
#140 University of Toledo 25.2% $22,203 / $33,752 59.9% 284 11.7:1 N/A
#145 University of South Dakota 36.8% $13,904 / $28,430 80.6% 207 13.6:1  N/A
#146 South Texas College of Law   $28,110 64.5% 933 19.7:1  N/A
#146 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 13.4% $44,690 69.7% 490 14.9:1 100
N/A Appalachian School of Law         15.9:1 N/A
N/A Arizona Summit Law School         19.9:1 N/A
N/A Atlanta's John Marshall Law School         11.3:1  N/A
N/A Ave Maria School of Law   $40,146 70.6% 315 16.9:1 N/A
N/A Barry University   $34,300 62.6% 547 18.4:1 N/A
N/A California Western School of Law   $44,800 72.6% 581 15.5:1  N/A
N/A Capital University   $1,166 77.8% 326 13.5:1 N/A
N/A Charleston School of Law   $37,874 66.1% 427 15.0:1 N/A
N/A Charlotte School of Law 12.0% $40,146 74.8% 1,141 19.1:1 N/A
N/A Elon University 19.6% $37,549 68.4% 291 13.9:1  N/A
N/A Faulkner University (Jones)   $34,370 76.3% 282 17.7:1  N/A
N/A Florida A&M University         22.1:1  N/A
N/A Florida Coastal School of Law   $41,256 76.2% 1,109 19.4:1 N/A
N/A Golden Gate University   $43,660 64.7% 336 16.3:1 N/A
N/A The John Marshall Law School 30.2% $44,074 73.2% 970 16.4:1  N/A
N/A Liberty University   $31,878 50.3% 207 10.8:1  N/A
N/A Loyola University New Orleans 39.2% $43,432 72.0% 581 14.6:1  N/A
N/A Mississippi College 24.4% $30,590 69.9% 542 15.6:1  N/A
N/A New England Law Boston   $42,570 87.8% 676 26.5:1  N/A
N/A North Carolina Central University   $11,706 / $25,634 55.8% 496 15.1:1  N/A
N/A Northern Illinois University   $21,399 / $37,022 69.5% 292 14.7:1  N/A
N/A Northern Kentucky University (Chase)   $17,414 / $27,944 72.7% 332 14.5:1 N/A
N/A Nova Southeastern University (Broad) 16.1% $35,586 49.0% 243 16.2:1 N/A
N/A Ohio Northern University (Pettit)   $33,684 47.4% 236 10.9:1 N/A
N/A Oklahoma City University   $1,065 75.9% 423 16.1:1 N/A
N/A Regent University   $1,110 55.1% 329 15.0:1 N/A
N/A Roger Williams University   $42,130 72.2% 420 22.3:1 N/A
N/A Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 19.5% $17,846 / $40,496 67.6% 340 13.4:1  N/A
N/A Southern University Law Center   $12,054 / $20,654 64.2% 482 14.9:1 N/A
N/A Southwestern Law School 22.2% $45,380 57.8% 686 14.6:1 N/A
N/A St. Mary's University   $31,770 74.6% 633 19.6:1  N/A
N/A St. Thomas University   $37,402 61.1% 659 15.8:1 N/A
N/A Suffolk University 18.6% $45,054 77.8% 1,051 17.4:1 N/A
N/A Texas A&M University 18.4% $33,092 / $33,092 57.6% 469 18.6:1  N/A
N/A Texas Southern University (Marshall)         14.6:1  N/A
N/A Thomas Jefferson School of Law 8.1% $44,000 78.7% 548 19.9:1  N/A
N/A Thomas M. Cooley Law School   $43,540   386 13.2:1  N/A
N/A Touro College (Fuchsberg)   $44,520 75.3% 453 19.6:1  N/A
N/A University of Dayton   $35,273 71.2% 322 14.5:1  N/A
N/A University of Detroit Mercy   $39,710 50.7% 446 17.9:1  N/A
N/A University of San Francisco 17.6% $44,260 51.1% 461 14.4:1 100
N/A University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)   $11,265 / $21,285 37.0% 189 13.7:1  N/A
N/A Valparaiso University   $39,612 82.7% 501 14.9:1  N/A
N/A Western New England University   $40,954 84.8% 235 11.1:1  N/A
N/A Western State College of Law at Argosy University   $40,890 59.4% 280 24.1:1  N/A
N/A Whittier College   $41,460 61.3% 404 18.5:1  N/A
N/A Widener University 21.7% $1,316 70.2% 663 13.3:1  N/A
N/A University of California-Irvine 60.7% $44,717 / $51,211 20.8% 339 10.4:1  N/A
N/A University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth   $24,178 / $31,870 69.6% 155 14.5:1  N/A




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