Top 100 U.S. Law Schools


2011 U.S. News Rank Law School Educational Quality Rankings 2008 GPA 25th-75th % 2008 LSAT 25th-75th % 2008 Student/Faculty Ratio
1 Yale University (CT) 1 3.82-3.96 170-176 7.3
2 Harvard University (MA) 2* 3.76-3.96 171-176 11.0
3 Stanford University (CA) 4 3.77-3.97 167-172 8.0
4 Columbia University (NY) 5 3.60-3.81 170-175 10.1
5 University of Chicago 2* 3.63-3.84 169-173 9.5
6 New York U 6 3.57-3.86 169-173 9.4
7* UC Berkeley (Boalt) 7 3.68-3.95 165-170 11.4
7* University of Pennsylvania 11 3.57-3.90 166-171 10.7
9 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8 3.55-3.84 167-170 11.3
10 University of Virginia 10 3.54-3.92 165-171 12.6
11* Duke University (NC) 17 3.60-3.84 167-171 9.7
11* Northwestern University (IL) 14* 3.40-3.81 166-172 8.8
13 Cornell University (NY) 14* 3.50-3.80 165-168 10.0
14 Georgetown University (DC) 12 3.42-3.79 167-171 12.4
15* UCLA 14* 3.57-3.88 164-169 11.3
15* University of Texas-Austin 10* 3.54-3.87 164-168 11.3
17 Vanderbilt University (TN) 18 3.50-3.96 164-169 14.4
18 University of Southern California 12 3.47-3.71 165-167 12.4
19 Washington University (MO) 29* 3.30-3.80 161-168 10.7
20 George Washington U 22* 3.41-3.86 163-168 14.2
21 University of Illinois (UIUC) 22* 3.20-3.90 160-167 13.1
22* Boston U 19* 3.50-3.83 164-167 12.1
22* Emory University (GA) 29* 3.37-3.68 165-167 10.5
22* University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 21 3.30-3.85 160-168 11.9
22* University of Notre Dame (IN) 46* 3.36-3.74 163-167 10.9
26 University of Iowa 19* 3.43-3.81 158-164 15.5
27 Indiana U-Bloomington 40* 3.26-3.83 156-165 9.5
28* Boston College 32* 3.34-3.68 163-167 13.2
28* William and Mary (VA) 37* 3.42-3.77 161-166 15.7
28* UC Davis 32* 3.23-3.72 160-165 11.6
28* University of Georgia 31 3.40-3.80 161-165 12.2
28* University of North Carolina 32* 3.43-3.73 157-164 15.4
28* University of Wisconsin-Madison 22* 3.31-3.76 156-163 12.7
34* Fordham University (NY) 26* 3.37-3.74 162-167 13.6
34* Ohio State U 32* 3.49-3.81 158-164 13.3
34* University of Washington 3.47-3.80 160-166 10.0
34* Washington & Lee U 32* 3.28-3.73 160-167 9.4
38* Arizona State U 40* 3.34-3.78 158-163 8.5
38* University of Alabama 3.32-3.90 159-165 10.2
38* University of Colorado-Boulder 40* 3.42-3.78 160-165 11.5
38* Wake Forest University (NC) 3.20-3.70 160-164 9.8
42* Brigham Young University (UT) 3.52-3.85 161-166 17.3
42* George Mason University (VA) 26* 3.21-3.83 158-165 13.2
42* University of Arizona (Rogers) 40* 3.34-3.71 159-163 12.6
42* UC (Hastings) 29* 3.39-3.71 161-165 16.5
42* University of Utah 3.41-3.76 156-163 8.1
47 University of Florida 46* 3.42-3.85 158-163 15.4
48* American University (DC) 46* 3.13-3.56 158-164 13.4
48* Southern Methodist U 3.24-3.84 155-165 14.9
48* Tulane University (LA) 40* 3.34-3.75 160-164 14.1
48* University of Maryland 3.21-3.66 159-166 11.7
52* Pepperdine University (CA) 3.43-3.79 160-163 16.0
52* Yeshiva University (Cardozo) 28 3.37-3.73 160-165 15.6
54* Florida State U 3.23-3.74 159-162 14.2
54* University of Connecticut 3.20-3.59 158-162 11.4
56* Case Western Reserve 3.20-3.63 159-160 12.2
56* Loyola (Los Angeles) 3.31-3.67 157-163 14.8
56* University of Cincinnati 3.29-3.79 156-161 9.9
56* University of San Diego (Warren Hall) 22* 3.22-3.59 158-162 14.2
60* Georgia State U 3.20-3.78 159-162 10.7
60* University of Houston 3.08-3.62 159-162 11.8
60* University of Miami (FL) 3.25-3.66 155-159 16.5
60* University of Tennessee-Knoxville 3.28-3.77 157-161 13.9
64* Baylor University (TX) 3.40-3.80 156-162 15.1
64* Lewis and Clark (OR) 3.20-3.71 157-164 10.0
64* University of Kentucky 3.33-3.82 156-161 16.8
67* Brooklyn Law School 46* 3.26-3.63 159-164 18.4
67* University of Kansas 3.25-3.71 155-160 12.4
67* University of New Mexico 3.12-3.67 152-158 11.3
67* University of Pittsburgh 3.18-3.63 157-161 12.9
67* Villanova University (PA) 3.17-3.63 160-163 17.0
72* Pennsylvania State U 3.28-3.68 157-160 9.4
72* Seton Hall University (NJ) 3.13-3.64 154-160 15.4
72* St. John’s University (NY) 3.16-3.73 154-162 14.6
72* Temple University (PA) 3.11-3.61 159-163 13.0
72* University of Hawaii 3.18-3.68 153-158 7.8
72* University of Oklahoma 3.29-3.72 155-161 14.2
78* Loyola University Chicago 3.24-3.60 156-161 14.3
78* University of Nevada-Las Vegas 3.18-3.66 155-160 16.8
80* IIT (Chicago-Kent) 37* 3.11-3.67 156-163 10.9
80* Louisiana State U 3.22-3.66 155-159 17.5
80* Rutgers-Camden (NJ) 3.18-3.70 158-162 11.8
80* Rutgers-Newark (NJ) 3.09-3.60 155-161 17.6
80* University of Denver (Sturm) 3.23-3.69 155-160 15.5
80* University of Oregon 3.12-3.56 157-161 16.4
86* Hofstra University 3.27-3.70 155-159 15.4
86* Indiana U-Indianapolis 3.15-3.70 151-159 17.7
86* Northeastern University (MA) 3.20-3.63 155-163 15.4
86* Seattle U 3.15-3.63 155-160 12.3
86* Syracuse University 3.13-3.51 153-157 10.9
86* University of of Arkansas-Fayetteville 3.16-3.74 153-158 12.2
86* University of Richmond (VA) 3.19-3.63 159-163 13.8
93* Chapman University (CA) 3.11-3.56 156-159 8.9
93* Santa Clara University (CA) 3.03-3.59 157-161 17.8
93* University of Missouri-Columbia 3.24-3.70 156-161 16.8
93* University of Nebraska-Lincoln 3.29-3.82 154-158 13.6
93* West Virginia University 3.12-3.70 151-156 12.9
98* Catholic University (DC) 3.13-3.55 156-160 12.8
98* DePaul University (IL) 3.09-3.53 154-161 13.3
98* University of of San Francisco 3.12-3.57 155-160 15.2
98* University of the Pacific 3.05-3.58 153-159 14
98* William Mitchell College of Law (MN) 3.19-3.60 150-158 20.4
>100 University of at Buffalo-SUNY 3.19-3.73 153-159 15.3
>100 Marquette University (WI) 3.07-3.61 154-159 19.1
>100 University of South Carolina 3.13-3.65 149-155 12.3
>100 St. Louis U 3.16-3.61 153-159 16.5
>100 University of Louisville (KY) 3.14-3.73 153-159 15.4
>100 Gonzaga University 3.05-3.51 153-157 15.3
>100 University of Maine 3.06-3.61 152-158 14.2
*Indicates a tie
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