Best Law Schools

Best Law Schools

Ranked in 2009

U.S. News surveyed 184 accredited programs to get the information used in the ranking of top law schools.

Score Name 2008-2009 Tuition Total full-time enrollment Distance
Rank 26 Boston College Newton, MA
64 1 Full-time: $38,450 per year 799 Enter your zip
Rank 26 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
64 1 In-state, full-time: $17,916 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,684 per year 616 Enter your zip
Rank 28 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) Williamsburg, VA
63 1 In-state, full-time: $20,146 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,346 per year 626 Enter your zip
Rank 28 George Washington University Washington, DC
63 1 Full-time: $40,100 per year 1,398 Enter your zip
Rank 30 Fordham University New York, NY
62 1 Full-time: $42,076 per year 1,229 Enter your zip
Rank 30 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
62 1 In-state, full-time: $12,564 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $24,158 per year 481 Enter your zip
Rank 30 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
62 1 In-state, full-time: $15,045 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $27,867 per year 735 Enter your zip
Rank 30 University of Washington Seattle, WA
62 1 In-state, full-time: $19,585 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,809 per year 534 Enter your zip
Rank 30 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
62 1 Full-time: $36,297 per year 391 Enter your zip
Rank 35 Ohio State University (Moritz) Columbus, OH
61 1 In-state, full-time: $20,919 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,869 per year 670 Enter your zip
Rank 35 University of California--Davis Davis, CA
61 1 In-state, full-time: $28,511 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $40,756 per year 578 Enter your zip
Rank 35 University of Georgia Athens, GA
61 1 In-state, full-time: $13,090 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,940 per year 660 Enter your zip
Rank 35 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI
61 1 In-state, full-time: $14,730 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,654 per year 788 Enter your zip
Rank 39 University of California (Hastings) San Francisco, CA
60 1 In-state, full-time: $28,864 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $40,089 per year 1,244 Enter your zip
Rank 40 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
59 1 Full-time: $33,950 per year 463 Enter your zip
Rank 41 Brigham Young University (Clark) Provo, UT
58 1 Full-time: $18,480 per year 458 Enter your zip
Rank 41 George Mason University Arlington, VA
58 1 In-state, full-time: $18,732 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $31,948 per year 454 Enter your zip
Rank 43 University of Arizona (Rogers) Tucson, AZ
57 1 In-state, full-time: $19,584 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,221 per year 469 Enter your zip
Rank 43 University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
57 1 In-state, full-time: $22,044 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,323 per year 714 Enter your zip
Rank 45 American University (Washington) Washington, DC
56 1 Full-time: $39,402 per year 1,235 Enter your zip
Rank 45 Tulane University New Orleans, LA
56 1 Full-time: $38,724 per year 746 Enter your zip
Rank 45 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO
56 1 In-state, full-time: $22,048 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,560 per year 520 Enter your zip
Rank 45 University of Utah (Quinney) Salt Lake City, UT
56 1 In-state, full-time: $13,371 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,593 per year 385 Enter your zip
Rank 49 Southern Methodist University (Dedman) Dallas, TX
54 1 Full-time: $36,546 per year 527 Enter your zip
Rank 49 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) New York, NY
54 1 Full-time: $42,570 per year 975 Enter your zip
Rank 51 University of Florida (Levin) Gainesville, FL
53 1 In-state, full-time: $12,339 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $31,704 per year 1,224 Enter your zip
Rank 52 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
52 1 In-state, full-time: $12,352 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,364 per year 771 Enter your zip
Rank 52 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
52 1 In-state, full-time: $19,362 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,764 per year 361 Enter your zip
Rank 52 University of Connecticut Hartford, CT
52 1 In-state, full-time: $18,480 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $38,976 per year 479 Enter your zip
Rank 55 Arizona State University (O'Connor) Tempe, AZ
51 1 In-state, full-time: $16,294 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,858 per year 539 Enter your zip
Rank 55 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
51 1 Full-time: $36,674 per year 624 Enter your zip
Rank 55 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
51 1 Full-time: $37,590 per year 640 Enter your zip
Rank 55 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
51 1 In-state, full-time: $15,258 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,436 per year 395 Enter your zip
Rank 59 University of Houston Houston, TX
50 1 In-state, full-time: $18,447 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,977 per year 748 Enter your zip
Rank 59 University of Tennessee--Knoxville Knoxville, TN
50 1 In-state, full-time: $12,084 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,304 per year 468 Enter your zip
Rank 61 Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, NY
49 1 Full-time: $42,375 per year 1,211 Enter your zip
Rank 61 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) Portland, OR
49 1 Full-time: $30,436 per year 523 Enter your zip
Rank 61 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
49 1 Full-time: $39,204 per year 795 Enter your zip
Rank 61 Villanova University Villanova, PA
49 1 Full-time: $33,490 per year 744 Enter your zip
Rank 65 Baylor University (Umphrey) Waco, TX
48 1 Full-time: $36,080 per year 418 Enter your zip
Rank 65 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
48 1 In-state, full-time: $10,674 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,330 per year 472 Enter your zip
Rank 65 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson) University Park, PA
48 1 In-state, full-time: $31,942 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $31,942 per year 547 Enter your zip
Rank 65 Temple University (Beasley) Philadelphia, PA
48 1 In-state, full-time: $16,758 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,702 per year 773 Enter your zip
Rank 65 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
48 1 In-state, full-time: $15,033 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,376 per year 489 Enter your zip
Rank 65 University of Missouri Columbia, MO
48 1 In-state, full-time: $15,984 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,486 per year 448 Enter your zip
Rank 71 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
47 1 Full-time: $38,450 per year 992 Enter your zip
Rank 71 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
47 1 Full-time: $36,594 per year 1,205 Enter your zip
Rank 71 University of Oklahoma Norman, OK
47 1 In-state, full-time: $16,766 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,695 per year 517 Enter your zip
Rank 71 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
47 1 In-state, full-time: $24,162 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,306 per year 698 Enter your zip
Rank 75 Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge (Hebert) Baton Rouge, LA
46 1 In-state, full-time: $13,143 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,239 per year 565 Enter your zip
Rank 75 University of Nevada--Las Vegas (Boyd) Las Vegas, NV
46 1 In-state, full-time: $11,032 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,332 per year 371 Enter your zip
Rank 77 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) Chicago, IL
45 1 Full-time: $35,741 per year 705 Enter your zip
Rank 77 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden Camden, NJ
45 1 In-state, full-time: $23,191 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,385 per year 545 Enter your zip
Rank 77 Seattle University Seattle, WA
45 1 Full-time: $33,784 per year 812 Enter your zip
Rank 77 Seton Hall University Newark, NJ
45 1 Full-time: $41,160 per year 717 Enter your zip
Rank 77 University of Denver (Sturm) Denver, CO
45 1 Full-time: $33,780 per year 839 Enter your zip
Rank 77 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
45 1 In-state, full-time: $11,593 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,693 per year 346 Enter your zip
Rank 77 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
45 1 In-state, full-time: $20,570 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,610 per year 531 Enter your zip
Rank 77 University of Richmond (Williams) Richmond, VA
45 1 Full-time: $31,510 per year 477 Enter your zip
Rank 85 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
44 1 Full-time: $1,225 per credit 732 Enter your zip
Rank 85 University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY
44 1 In-state, full-time: $14,685 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,485 per year 739 Enter your zip
Rank 87 DePaul University Chicago, IL
43 1 Full-time: $35,500 per year 909 Enter your zip
Rank 87 Indiana University--Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
43 1 In-state, full-time: $19,473 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $38,911 per year 638 Enter your zip
Rank 87 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
43 1 Full-time: $35,334 per year 638 Enter your zip
Rank 87 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
43 1 Full-time: $31,020 per year 563 Enter your zip
Rank 87 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark Newark, NJ
43 1 In-state, full-time: $23,007 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,777 per year 582 Enter your zip
Rank 87 St. John's University Jamaica, NY
43 1 Full-time: $40,600 per year 719 Enter your zip
Rank 87 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC
43 1 In-state, full-time: $17,718 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,490 per year 682 Enter your zip
Rank 94 Catholic University of America (Columbus) Washington, DC
42 1 Full-time: $36,400 per year 592 Enter your zip
Rank 94 Northeastern University Boston, MA
42 1 Full-time: $38,514 per year 615 Enter your zip
Rank 94 St. Louis University St. Louis, MO
42 1 Full-time: $33,382 per year 784 Enter your zip
Rank 94 University of Arkansas--Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR
42 1 In-state, full-time: $357 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $712 per credit 403 Enter your zip
Rank 98 University of Louisville (Brandeis) Louisville, KY
41 1 In-state, full-time: $13,744 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,292 per year 351 Enter your zip
Rank 98 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
41 1 Full-time: $35,880 per year 521 Enter your zip
Rank 100 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
40 1 Full-time: $30,263 per year 545 Enter your zip
Rank 100 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
40 1 Full-time: $39,640 per year 847 Enter your zip
Rank 100 University of Maine Portland, ME
40 1 In-state, full-time: $19,380 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,880 per year 269 Enter your zip
Albany Law School Albany, NY
N/A 3 Full-time: $39,050 per year 707 Enter your zip
Chapman University Orange, CA
N/A 3 Full-time: $36,233 per year 507 Enter your zip
Cleveland State University (Cleveland-Marshall) Cleveland, OH
N/A 3 In-state, full-time: $16,478 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,608 per year 481 Enter your zip
Creighton University Omaha, NE
N/A 3 Full-time: $27,042 per year 446 Enter your zip
Drake University Des Moines, IA
N/A 3 Full-time: $29,286 per year 437 Enter your zip
Franklin Pierce Law Center Concord, NH
N/A 3 Full-time: $33,200 per year 433 Enter your zip
Howard University Washington, DC
N/A 3 Full-time: $23,370 per year 451 Enter your zip
Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, LA
N/A 3 Full-time: $32,226 per year 687 Enter your zip
Mercer University (George) Macon, GA
N/A 3 Full-time: $33,190 per year 443 Enter your zip
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
N/A 3 Full-time: $31,552 per year 812 Enter your zip
New York Law School New York, NY
N/A 3 Full-time: $43,600 per year 1,190 Enter your zip
Ohio Northern University (Pettit) Ada, OH
N/A 3 Full-time: $27,500 per year 309 Enter your zip
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
N/A 3 Full-time: $38,830 per year 248 Enter your zip
Samford University (Cumberland) Birmingham, AL
N/A 3 Full-time: $29,776 per year 494 Enter your zip
Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
N/A 3 Full-time: $35,270 per year 699 Enter your zip
Stetson University Gulfport, FL
N/A 3 Full-time: $30,500 per year 791 Enter your zip
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
N/A 3 Full-time: $43,722 per year 634 Enter your zip
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
N/A 3 In-state, full-time: $14,120 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,312 per year 647 Enter your zip
University of Akron Akron, OH
N/A 3 In-state, full-time: $17,553 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $27,625 per year 246 Enter your zip
University of Arkansas--Little Rock (Bowen) Little Rock, AR
N/A 3 In-state, full-time: $10,807 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,133 per year 311 Enter your zip
University of Hawaii (Richardson) Honolulu, HI
N/A 3 In-state, full-time: $14,747 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,645 per year 264 Enter your zip
University of Idaho Moscow, ID
N/A 3 In-state, full-time: $10,882 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,962 per year 305 Enter your zip
University of Memphis (Humphreys) Memphis, TN
N/A 3 In-state, full-time: $12,924 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $34,796 per year 395 Enter your zip