2016 Top Law School Rankings

2016 Top Law School Rankings

The following are the 2016 top 20 US law school rankings (21 total by tie) by the U.S News Report. Included for each law school are the acceptance rate, median undergraduate GPA, medium LSAT acceptance score, bar pass rate, employment rate, and tuition and fee’s cost for a full time student.


The top US Law School’s are ranked based on a variety of factors, including peer assessment (.25), assessment score by lawyers/judges (.15), median LSAT score (.125), median undergraduate GPA (UGPA) (.10), and acceptance rate (.025). For more info on methodology of law school rankings, click here.


Law school rankings are based on data collected from the fall of 2014 and early 2015.


2016 Official Law School Rankings

2016 U.S. News Top 20 Law Schools 

 2016 Top US Law Schools By Median LSAT Score

2016 Top US Law Schools By Median UGPA (Undergraduate GPA)

2016 Top US Law Schools By Employment Rate

Top Law Schools By State

2016 Top 20 US Law School Rankings

Rank Law SchoolAcceptance RateMedian UGPAMedian LSATBar Pass RateEmployment RateTuition & Fee's (Full Time)
2Stanford University 9.1%3.9017291.9%96.3%$54,366
4Columbia University 19.5%3.7117296.3%97.2%$60,274
4University of Chicago 18.4%3.9017094.8%89.1%$55,503
6New York University 30.1%3.7517096.2%98.1%$56,838
7University of Pennsylvania 16.4%3.8916995.6%98.9%$56,916
8Duke University 20.9%3.7716995.4%96.3%$55,588
8University of California- Berkeley 20.2%3.7916785.7%96.5%$48,166
8University of Virginia 18.1%3.8516992.8%97.1%$51,800
11University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 26.9%3.7416893.6%95.9%$51,398
12Northwestern University 24.7%3.7516891.3%92.4%$56,434
13Cornell University 30.3%3.6816794.4%96.9%$59,360
14Georgetown University 25.0%3.7516789.8%94.1%$53,130
15University of Texas- Austin 24.5%3.6816795.1%90.9%$33,162
16University of California- Los Angeles28.1%3.7916788.6%92.3%$45,226
17Vanderbilt University 34.7%3.7016795.6%91.2%$49,722
18Washington University in St Louis30.1%3.6216688.5%98.4%$50,152
19Emory University 36.8%3.7516594.9%94.8%$49,734
20University of Minnesota- Twin Cities41.5%3.7716493.5%91.1%$41,222
20University of Southern California (Gould)28.4%3.7616686.0%94.0%$57,507

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