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Law School Rankings

RankNameAnnual TuitionEnrollment
1Yale University – New Haven, CT$48,000600
2Harvard University – Cambridge, MA$43,0001,700
3Stanford University – Stanford, CA$44,000560
4Columbia University – New York, NY$48,0001,309
5University of Chicago – Chicago, IL$45,000600
6New York University – New York, NY$44,8001,400
7University of California–Berkeley – Berkeley, CA$36,000 In-state,
$48,100 Out-of-state
890
8University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA$46,500790
9University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA$38,800 In-state,
$43,800 Out-of-state
1,120
10University of Michigan–Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, MI$43,200 In-state,
$46,250 Out-of-state
1,118
11Northwestern University – Chicago, IL$47,500800
12Duke University – Durham, NC$45,200630
13Cornell University – Ithaca, NY$49,000620
14Georgetown University – Washington, DC$43,7501,630
15University of California–Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA$35,300 In-state,
$46,000 Out-of-state
1,000
16University of Texas–Austin – Austin, TX$27,100 In-state,
$42,800 Out-of-state
1,200
17University of Southern California (Gould) – Los Angeles, CA$46,200620
18Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN$44,100590
19Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO$42,300850
20George Washington University – Washington, DC$42,2001,330
21University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL$36,500 In-state,
$43,500 Out-of-state
620
22University of Minnesota–Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN$28,200 In-state,
$37,600 Out-of-state
770
23Emory University – Atlanta, GA$41,400710
24Boston University – Boston, MA$39,600830
25University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN$39,300550
26University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA$21,400 In-state,
$39,000 Out-of-state
590
27Indiana University–Bloomington (Maurer) – Bloomington, IN$24,900 In-state,
$40,700 Out-of-state
620
28Boston College – Newton, MA$39,500810
29University of California–Davis – Davis, CA$33,900 In-state,
$44,900 Out-of-state
600
30University of Georgia – Athens, GA$14,500 In-state,
$30,200 Out-of-state
690
31College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) – Williamsburg, VA$21,700 In-state,
$32,800 Out-of-state
620
32University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC$16,000 In-state,
$29,300 Out-of-state
770
33University of Wisconsin–Madison – Madison, WI$16,400 In-state,
$36,350 Out-of-state
798
34Ohio State University (Moritz) – Columbus, OH$22,400 In-state,
$37,400 Out-of-state
670
35Fordham University – New York, NY$45,0001,168
36University of Washington – Seattle, WA$22,200 In-state,
$32,800 Out-of-state
500
37Washington and Lee University – Lexington, VA$38,000390
38University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL$14,500 In-state,
$26,800 Out-of-state
525
39Arizona State University (O’Connor) – Tempe, AZ$19,200 In-state,
$32,600 Out-of-state
580
40University of Colorado–Boulder – Boulder, CO$25,400 In-state,
$33,500 Out-of-state
550
41Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, NC$35,400460
42Brigham Young University (Clark) – Provo, UT$19,900450
43George Mason University – Arlington, VA$20,500 In-state,
$34,200 Out-of-state
480
44University of Arizona (Rogers) – Tucson, AZ$20,900 In-state,
$35,800 Out-of-state
470
45University of Utah (Quinney) – Salt Lake City, UT$17,950 In-state,
$34,000 Out-of-state
380
46University of California (Hastings) – San Francisco, CA$32,500 In-state,
$43,700 Out-of-state
1,300
47American University (Washington) – Washington, DC$41,4001,190
48University of Florida (Levin) – Gainesville, FL$14,200 Out-of-state,
$33,600 Out-of-state
1,100
49Tulane University – New Orleans, LA$40,600770
50University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD$23,700 In-state,
$35,000 Out-of-state
720
* College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices.