2021 Best Law Schools Rankings

At a Glance

Yale Law School ranked first and Stanford Law School ranked second in 2020 law school rankings. The 2020 average law school tuition & fees of the top 50 law schools is $54,238 (based on out-of-state rate). The average acceptance rate is 25.75% and the average LSAT score is 165. Below statements are summarizing the average statistics of tuition and admission for top 50 law schools.
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Best Law Schools Comparison Table

RankCollege NameTuition & FeesLSAT ScoreGPAAcceptance RateStudent PopulationBar Pass Rate
1Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
$66,1281733.938.22%72496.26%
2Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
$62,8471713.919.72%66895.32%
3Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
$67,0811733.8912.49%1,99398.93%
4Columbia Law School
(Columbia University in the City of New York)
New York, NY
$72,3601723.815.86%1,57195.11%
5University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
$68,6061703.8914.51%97397.07%
6University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
$66,2001703.914.69%1,01295.79%
7University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
$64,8541693.8116.63%1,08095.39%
8University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL
$67,8991703.918.61%71196.45%
9Northwestern University School of Law
Evanston, IL
$66,8061693.8518.01%1,14891.97%
10University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
$51,7741683.7217.53%1,02593.29%
11Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
$67,3181693.7818.91%89897.70%
12New York University School of Law
New York, NY
$68,7121703.821.60%2,19095.96%
13Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
$64,5481683.7819.54%2,79592.67%
14Berkeley School of Law
(University of California-Berkeley)
Berkeley, CA
$55,3161683.8119.68%1,28090.37%
15Gould School of Law
(University of Southern California)
Los Angeles, CA
$67,1911663.817.69%1,29587.73%
16Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY
$68,2701683.8121.33%75393.79%
17Los Angeles School of Law
(University of California-Los Angeles)
Los Angeles, CA
$53,1521683.7922.41%1,18189.46%
18Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis, MO
$59,3001693.8324.82%1,38389.13%
19Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, TN
$60,0501673.821.91%61594.15%
20Irvine School of Law
(University of California-Irvine)
Irvine, CA
$53,5481653.5920.81%53281.49%
21Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
$56,9821663.7823.14%1,12291.60%
22Levin College of Law
(University of Florida)
Gainesville, FL
$38,0401643.820.65%87687.12%
23University of Georgia
Athens, GA
$38,6521643.7320.77%61091.76%
24George Mason University School of Law
Fairfax, VA
$40,7401643.7520.85%56287.90%
25Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
$60,7301653.7424.05%63890.16%
26The George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
$63,2051663.7331.03%1,80988.02%
27Fordham University School of Law
Bronx, NY
$62,6521643.6427.25%1,50289.39%
28Emory University
Atlanta, GA
$58,8421653.831.00%1,05582.82%
29Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
(Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix)
Phoenix, AZ
$47,3021643.8129.41%1,38086.69%
30James E. Rogers College of Law
(University of Arizona)
Tucson, AZ
$30,3331623.6526.29%1,57866.67%
31Boston College Law School
Chestnut Hill, MA
$57,1501643.6431.31%74991.46%
32The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
$43,0601643.9132.78%45293.65%
33Marshall-Wythe School of Law
(William & Mary)
Williamsburg, VA
$44,0001633.7630.42%68090.91%
34University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA
$48,5881623.6827.83%63884.35%
35University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
$54,6641653.7539.13%72593.04%
36Davis School of Law
(University of California-Davis)
Davis, CA
$58,5911623.6129.36%66084.46%
37Washington and Lee University School of Law
Lexington, VA
$50,1751633.6433.24%40189.72%
38University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO
$38,5901633.6134.73%55687.50%
39Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
$57,5601613.6629.81%1,00982.42%
40J. Reuben Clark Law School
(Brigham Young University-Provo)
Provo, UT
$13,4501643.8241.01%34189.52%
41William S. Boyd School of Law
(University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
Las Vegas, NV
$39,0021593.6927.24%45176.43%
42University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL
$48,1711623.736.66%48092.50%
43Maurer School of Law
(Indiana University-Bloomington)
Bloomington, IN
$56,8721623.7937.93%61788.19%
44University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
$41,6261613.6333.87%60092.50%
45Texas A&M University School of Law
College Station, TX
$39,2511593.6228.73%65590.32%
46Beasley School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
$42,2441613.5635.70%99783.64%
47Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston-Salem, NC
$46,9931623.6840.45%69390.00%
48Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
$40,7051603.7332.67%83786.71%
49Loyola Law School
(Loyola Marymount University)
Los Angeles, CA
$59,3401603.5732.98%1,11377.74%
50Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
(Yeshiva University)
New York, NY
$62,4081623.642.18%1,11784.71%
Average$54,2381653.74925.75%97589.60%