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Top Choices University Name City State Acceptance rate Avg UGPA Avg LSAT Duration (Months) Annual Tuition Starting Salary Website
1 Yale University New Haven CT 9.7% 3.9 173 36 $ 58050 $ 109482 www.law.yale.edu
2 Harvard University Cambridge MA 17.9% 3.9 173 36 $ 58242 $ 109482 www.hls.harvard.edu
3 Stanford University Stanford CA 11.3% 3.9 171 36 $ 56274 $ 111545 www.law.stanford.edu
4 Columbia University Newyork NY 21.3% 3.7 171 36 $ 62700 $ 103949 www.law.columbia.edu
5 University of Chicago Chicago IL 21.9% 3.8 170 36 $ 56916 $ 111000 -+
6 New York University Newyork NY 33.1% 3.75 169 36 $ 59330 $ 110000 www.law.nyu.edu
7 University of Pennsylvania PA 18.8% 3.7 169 36 $ 58918 $ 110000 www.law.upenn.edu
8 University of California Berkeley Berkeley CA 21.6% 3.8 162 36 $ 52630 $ 109000 www.law.berkeley.edu
9 University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI 28% 3.7 168 36 $ 56112 $ 110000 www.law.umich.edu
10 University of Virginia Charlottesville VA 20.2% 3.7 167 36 $ 57000 $ 109000 www.law.virginia.edu
11 Duke University Durham NC 23.3% 3.7 169 36 $ 57717 $ 110000 www.law.duke.edu
12 Northwestern University Chicago IL 22.6% 3.7 168 36 $ 58398 $ 109000 www.law.northwestern.edu
13 Cornell University Ithaca NY 30.6% 3.72 167 36 $ 59900 $ 108000 www.lawschool.cornell.edu
14 Georgetown University Washington DC DC 24.5% 3.6 167 36 $ 55255 $ 106000 www.law.georgetown.edu
15 University of Texas Austin Austin TX 21.9% 3.6 167 36 $ 49244 $ 105000 www.utexas.edu
16 Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 38.1% 3.7 166 36 $ 51360 $ 93456 www.law.vanderbilt.edu/index.aspx
17 University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 29.7% 3.7 166 36 $ 51778 $ 103000 www.law.ucla.edu
18 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis MO 27.6% 3.4 165 36 $ 51626 $ 80000 www.law.wustl.edu
19 University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 29.9% 3.5 162 36 $ 58022 $ 92000 www.gould.usc.edu
20 Boston University Boston MA 37.9% 3.5 163 36 $ 49330 $ 97000 www.bu.edu/law
21 University of Iowa Iowa City IA 43.5% 3.6 159 36 $ 42021 $ 60000 www.law.uiowa.edu
22 Emory University Atlanta GA 32% 3.7 161 36 $ 51510 $ 89000 www.law.emory.edu
23 University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN 44% 3.7 162 36 $ 50373 $ 78000 www.law.umn.edu
24 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN 35% 3.6 163 36 $ 52372 $ 76000 www.law.nd.edu
25 Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.3% 3.6 161 36 $ 42794 $ 67000 www.law.asu.edu
26 George Washington University Washington DC DC 39.7% 3.6 161 36 $ 54114 $ 109000 www.law.gwu.edu
27 Indiana University Bloomington IN 53.1% 3.6 159 36 $ 51800 $ 75000 www.law.indiana.edu
28 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL 36.7% 3.6 160 36 $ 37664 $ 81000 www.law.ua.edu
29 University of California Irvine Irvine CA 26.5% 3.6 163 36 $ 51259 $ 73000 www.law.uci.edu
30 Boston College Newton MA 45.3% 3.6 161 36 $ 48670 $ 98000 www.bc.edu/schools/law/home.html
31 Ohio State University Columbus OH 49.7% 3.6 159 36 $ 44081 $ 60000 www.moritzlaw.osu.edu
32 University of California Davis Davis CA 31.1% 3.5 161 36 $ 56590 $ 69000 www.law.ucdavis.edu
33 College of William and Mary Williamsburg VA 36.2% 3.7 161 36 $ 39800 $ 72000 www.law.wm.edu
34 University of Georgia Athens GA 33% 3.6 160 36 $ 37524 $ 65000 www.law.uga.edu
35 University of Washington Seattle WA 26.9% 3.6 163 36 $ 44124 $ 78000 www.law.uw.edu
36 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI 48.8% 3.6 159 36 $ 40074 $ 83000 www.law.wisc.edu
37 Fordham University New York NY 35.1% 3.6 163 36 $ 54116 $ 110000 www.law.fordham.edu
38 Brigham Young University Provo UT 40.3% 3.7 160 36 $ 23940 $ 63000 www.law.byu.edu
39 University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC 44% 3.5 161 36 $ 39672 $ 76000 www.law.unc.edu
40 University of Arizona Tucson AZ 32.5% 3.5 159 36 $ 29000 $ 63000 www.law.arizona.edu
41 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO 46.3% 3.6 160 36 $ 38650 $ 65000 www.colorado.edu/law
42 University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign Champaign IL 45.7% 3.5 161 36 $ 49078 $ 68000 www.law.illinois.edu
43 Wake Forest University Winston Salem NC 56% 3.5 160 36 $ 42738 $ 64000 www.law.wfu.edu
44 Washington and Lee University Lexington VA 48.6% 3.3 160 36 $ 46497 $ 72000 www.law.wlu.edu
45 George Mason University Arlington VA 34.9% 3.4 159 36 $ 40737 $ 69000 www.law.gmu.edu
46 Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 46.9% 3.5 159 36 $ 49962 $ 73000 www.law.smu.edu
47 University of Utah Salt lake City UT 47.1% 3.6 157 36 $ 48908 $ 64000 www.law.utah.edu
48 University of Florida Gainesville FL 61.8% 3.5 158 36 $ 38904 $ 54000 www.law.ufl.edu
49 University of Maryland Baltimore MD 53.7% 3.5 158 36 $ 43657 $ 55000 www.law.umaryland.edu
50 Florida State University Tallahassee FL 43.9% 3.5 159 36 $ 40695 $ 52000 www.law.fsu.edu
51 Temple University Philadelphia PA 43.1% 3.5 158 36 $ 36336 $ 65000 www.law.temple.edu
52 University of California San Francisco CA 42% 3.5 158 36 $ 54638 $ 72000 www.uchastings.edu
53 University of Houston Houston TX 38.3% 3.5 158 36 $ 44044 $ 76000 www.law.uh.edu
54 Baylor University Waco TX 29% 3.5 160 36 $ 55547 $ 65000 www.baylor.edu/law
55 University of Richmond Richmond VA 41.7% 3.4 158 36 $ 39950 $ 55000 www.law.richmond.edu
56 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH 41.8% 3.4 159 36 $ 48760 $ 70000 www.law.case.edu
57 Georgia State University Atlanta GA 27.8% 3.3 157 36 $ 36466 $ 68000 www.law.gsu.edu
58 University of Nebraska Lincoln Lincoln NE 62.2% 3.7 155 36 $ 33415 $ 55000 www.law.unl.edu
59 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH 58.4% 3.5 154 36 $ 29010 $ 68000 www.law.uc.edu
60 University of Kentucky Lexington KY 60.2% 3.4 155 36 $ 40836 $ 47000 www.law.uky.edu
61 University of Miami Coral Gables FL 54.4% 3.4 157 36 $ 47774 $ 53000 www.law.miami.edu
62 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 41.7% 3.4 153 36 $ 35183 $ 51000 www.lawschool.unm.edu
63 University of Oklahama Norman OK 44.7% 3.5 158 36 $ 30398 $ 54000 www.law.ou.edu
64 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA 44.7% 3.5 158 36 $ 50050 $ 60000 www.lls.edu
65 Pepperdine University Malibu CA 48.7% 3.5 157 36 $ 51180 $ 65000 www.law.pepperdine.edu
66 Seton Hall University Newark NJ 48.6% 3.4 156 36 $ 51018 $ 59000 www.law.shu.edu
67 University of Connecticut Hartford CT 50.9% 3.3 155 36 $ 57852 $ 75000 www.law.uconn.edu
68 University of Kansas Lawrence KS 65.8% 3.4 156 36 $ 35328 $ 68000 www.law.ku.edu
69 University of Missouri Columbia MO 58.8% 3.4 156 36 $ 38400 $ 54000 www.law.missouri.edu
70 University of Tennessee Knoxville TN 37.3% 3.6 157 36 $ 37930 $ 58000 www.law.utk.edu
71 Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 54% 3.3 157 36 $ 45288 $ 55000 www.luc.edu/law
72 University of Denver Denver CO 45.1% 3.3 156 36 $ 44530 $ 61000 www.law.du.edu
73 St John's University Jamaica NY 40.6% 3.5 156 36 $ 53290 $ 70000 www.stjohns.edu
74 University of San Diego San Diego CA 40.5% 3.4 158 36 $ 48830 $ 70000 www.sandiego.edu
75 Villanova University Villanova PA 48.5% 3.5 155 36 $ 42540 $ 64000 www.law.villanova.edu
76 Yeshiva University New York NY 56.4% 3.4 159 36 $ 54895 $ 63000 www.cardozo.yu.edu
77 American University Washington DC DC 59.2% 3.3 155 36 $ 51002 $ 78000 www.wcl.american.edu
78 University of Nevada- Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 32.2% 3.3 158 36 $ 37149 $ 65000 www.law.unlv.edu
79 University of Oregon Eugene OR 49% 3.3 156 36 $ 39210 $ 54000 www.law.uoregon.edu
80 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 36.8% 3.3 156 36 $ 40250 $ 60000 www.law.pitt.edu
81 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA 59.2% 3.4 156 36 $ 41297 $ 53000 www.law.lsu.edu
82 Northeastern University Boston MA 34.7% 3.6 157 36 $ 46400 $ 68000 www.northeastern.edu/law
83 St. Louis University St. Louis MO 66.3% 3.4 155 36 $ 39195 $ 50000 www.law.slu.edu
84 University of New Hampshire Concord NH 53.2% 3.4 156 36 $ 41383 $ 60000 www.piercelaw.edu
85 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago IL 62% 3.4 155 36 $ 46822 $ 53000 www.kentlaw.iit.edu
86 Pennsylvania State University University Park PA 38.6% 3.4 160 36 $ 45392 $ 60000 www.law.psu.edu
87 Syracuse University Syracuse NY 54.6% 3.3 153 36 $ 47178 $ 54000 www.law.syr.edu
88 University of Arkansas Fayetteville AR 37.2% 3.3 154 36 $ 31443 $ 57000 www.law.uark.edu
89 University of Tulsa Tulsa OK 37.2% 3.3 153 36 $ 35529 $ 53000 www.utulsa.edu
90 Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 58.8% 3.3 157 36 $ 41328 $ 53000 www.law.lclark.edu
91 Rutgers University Newark NJ 48.8% 3.3 156 36 $ 39048 $ 55000 www.camlaw.rutgers.edu
92 University of Hawaii Honolulu HI 36.7% 3.3 155 36 $ 42384 $ 65000 www.law.hawaii.edu
93 University of Louisville Louisville KY 68.2% 3.3 154 36 $ 37628 $ 44000 www.law.louisville.edu
94 University of South Carolina Columbia SC 58.6% 3.3 155 36 $ 48472 $ 58000 www.law.sc.edu
95 Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn NY 51.6% 3.3 155 36 $ 46176 $ 71000 www.brooklaw.edu
96 Wayne State University Detroit MI 52.1% 3.3 156 36 $ 32894 $ 61000 www.law.wayne.edu
97 West Virginia University Morgantown WV 52.9% 3.4 154 36 $ 35568 $ 58000 www.law.wvu.edu
98 Indiana University Indianapolis IN 69.7% 3.3 152 36 $ 45210 $ 53000 www.mckinneylaw.iu.edu
99 Michigan State University East Lansing MI 46.4% 3.4 154 36 $ 39353 $ 58000 www.law.msu.edu

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