Top Law Schools Ranking

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Law Schools Statistics

There are 199 Top Law Schools Ranking accredited and approved by American Bar Association (ABA) - 84 public and 115 private schools.
The 2020 average law school tuition & fees $26,734 for state residents and $43,399 for out-of-state students.The average LSAT (Law School Admission Test) scores of enrolled students is 156 and the average GPA is 3.47. The average acceptance rate is 45.03% where 372,579 students have applied and 131,587 students accepted to admit into one or more law schools.For the first-time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 77.64%.
Next table shows the average statistics for all Law Schools. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Law Schools at Law Schools Statistics page.
2019-2020 Law Schools Statistics
Top 20 Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Number of Schools20 (5 public, 15 private) 199 (84 public, 115 private)
Tuition & Fees
In-State$51,800$26,734
Out-of-State$63,770$43,399
Population24,417131,565
First-Year Students5,49336,761
Average LSAT Scores169156
Average GPA3.833.47
Acceptance Rate17.87%45.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.79%31.58%
Bar Exam Pass Rate (First-time Takers)93.91%77.64%

Top Law Schools Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 Law Schools for academic year 2019-2020. Yale Law School ranked top in the Top Law Schools Ranking and Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $51,800 for in-state students and $63,770 for out-of-state students. The average LSAT score of the top Law Schools is 169.2000 and the acceptance rate is 17.87%. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top Law Schools Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesLSATGPAPopulationAcceptance RateBar Exam Pass Rate
1 Yale Law School
Private, 4 yearsNew Haven, CT
$66,128 173 3.93 724 8.22% 96.26%
2 Harvard Law School
Private, 4 yearsCambridge, MA
$67,081 173 3.89 1993 12.49% 98.93%
3 Stanford Law School
Private, 4 yearsStanford, CA
$62,847 171 3.91 668 9.72% 95.32%
4 Columbia Law School
Private, 4 yearsNew York, NY
$72,360 172 3.8 1571 15.86% 95.11%
5 University of Virginia School of Law
Public, 4 yearsCharlottesville, VA
$66,200
($63,200)
170 3.9 1012 14.69% 95.79%
6 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Private, 4 yearsPhiladelphia, PA
$68,606 170 3.89 973 14.51% 97.07%
7 University of Chicago Law School
Private, 4 yearsChicago, IL
$67,899 170 3.9 711 18.61% 96.45%
8 University of Michigan Law School
Public, 4 yearsAnn Arbor, MI
$64,854
($61,854)
169 3.81 1080 16.63% 95.39%
9 Northwestern University School of Law
Private, 4 yearsEvanston, IL
$66,806 169 3.85 1148 18.01% 91.97%
10 Duke University School of Law
Private, 4 yearsDurham, NC
$67,318 169 3.78 898 18.91% 97.7%
11 New York University School of LawPrivate, 4 yearsNew York, NY $68,712 170 3.8 2190 21.60% 95.96%
12 University of Texas School of Law
Public, 4 yearsAustin, TX
$51,774
($34,868)
168 3.72 1025 17.53% 93.29%
13 Berkeley School of Law
Public, 4 yearsBerkeley, CA
$55,316
($51,987)
168 3.81 1280 19.68% 90.37%
14 Georgetown University Law Center
Private, 4 yearsWashington, DC
$64,548 168 3.78 2795 19.54% 92.67%
15 Cornell Law School
Private, 4 yearsIthaca, NY
$68,270 168 3.81 753 21.33% 93.79%
16 Gould School of LawPrivate, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA $67,191 166 3.8 1295 17.69% 87.73%
17 Washington University School of Law
Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$59,300 169 3.83 1383 24.82% 89.13%
18 Los Angeles School of Law
Public, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA
$53,152
($47,089)
168 3.79 1181 22.41% 89.46%
19 Vanderbilt University Law School
Private, 4 yearsNashville, TN
$60,050 167 3.8 615 21.91% 94.15%
20 Boston University School of Law
Private, 4 yearsBoston, MA
$56,982 166 3.78 1122 23.14% 91.6%
Average$63,770
($51,800)
169 3.83 24417 17.87% 93.91%
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020