2017 Law School Rankings


The following are the 2017 top US law school rankings 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 2015 and early 2016.


2017 Official Law School Rankings

2017 U.S. News Top Law Schools 

2017 T op US Law Schools By Median LSAT Score

2017 Top US Law Schools By Median UGPA (Undergraduate GPA)

2017 Top US Law Schools By Employment Rate

Top Law Schools By State

2017 Top US Law School Rankings

Rank Law SchoolAcceptance RateMedian UGPAMedian LSATBar Pass RateEmployment RateTuition & Fee's (Full Time In-State) Tuition & Fee's (Full Time Out-of-State)
2Stanford University 11.3%3.8917190.1%97.4%$56,274$56,274
4Columbia University 21.9%3.7017192.4%97.6%$62,700$62,700
4University of Chicago 21.9%3.9017092.1%98.0%$56,916$56,916
6New York University 33.1%3.7816995.7%97.7%$59,330$59,330
7University of Pennsylvania 18.8%3.8916998.4%97.6%$58,918$58,918
8University of California- Berkeley 21.2%3.7816687.8%93.2%$48,679$52,630
8University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 28%3.7616893.2%96.0%$53,112$56,112
8University of Virginia 20.2%3.8616893.5%97.0%$54,000$57,000
11Duke University 23.3%3.7616994.1%97.1%$57,717$57,717
12Northwestern University 22.6%3.7716887.0%93.8%$58,398$58,398
13Cornell University 30.6%3.7416791.6%97.3%$59,900$59,900
14Georgetown University 24.5%3.7616787.8%92.2%$55,255$55,255
15University of Texas- Austin 21.9%3.7316788.4%90.1%$33,162$49,244
16Vanderbilt University 38.1%3.7416692.5%93.0%$51,360$51,360
17University of California- Los Angeles29.7%3.7416681.9%95.2%$45,284$51,778
18Washington University in St Louis27.6%3.6716786.2%96.9%$51,626$51,626
19University of Southern California (Gould)29.9%3.7616686.8%93.9%$58,022$58,022
20Boston University37.9%3.6716392.8%93.3%$49,330$49,330
20University of Iowa43.5%3.6116186.8%94.5%$24,177$42,021
22Emory University32.0%3.7716588.8%96.8%$51,510$51,510
22University of Minnesota44.4%3.7916484.6%91.8%$42,231$50,373
22University of Notre Dame35.0%3.6616483.5%87.7%$52,372$52,372
25Arizona State University (O'Connor)43.3%3.6316189.5%92.1%$27,074$42,794