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The Law School Ranking by State is a weekly survey of the law schools in the U.S. that offers students a snapshot of their school’s academic performance.
Each week, we collect data about the most promising law schools and compare that with the national average.
We then rank the law students on the following key metrics:Admissions and Financial AidRank law school as a whole, based on the number of students enrolled in law school who are admitted to the U, and on the financial aid they receive.
Students’ Financial Aid (FAF)Rank the number and percent of students who earn at least a half-time scholarship, in the school’s four-year undergraduate and graduate programs, relative to the average of the four most competitive universities in the law class.
Students in the top half of the ranking have a $12,000 scholarship for their first year of law school.
The average of those schools is $20,000, and the average is $26,000 for the top two tiers.
Law school graduation rates, including transfer students, are also measured in terms of FAF.
The more graduates of the top law schools earn their degree, the better off they are financially.
Law School Tuition and FeesRank the average amount of tuition and fees students receive at each school.
Students at the top of the list are typically able to pay for tuition at a rate of $26.10 per credit hour.
For graduates in the bottom half of this list, students at the very bottom of the ladder often have to fork over more.
The top tier of the rankings, however, typically has less than $1,000 in tuition and fee costs.
Students receive an average of $8,000 per year in tuition-free scholarships.
Students who earn a bachelor’s degree earn about $43,000 more per year than those who don’t.
Law schools have a strong incentive to keep their students enrolled and graduate, which in turn encourages more students to take law classes.
The median cost of attendance at a top-tier law school is $75,000 and for the bottom-tier, it is $43.
The average for the second tier is $30,000.
In addition to FAF and scholarships, the AP’s rankings look at the students’ financial aid.
Students are graded on the same criteria as their undergraduate and/or graduate peers: they must have enough financial aid to cover tuition, fees and living expenses, plus a minimum of $10,000 to qualify for federal Pell Grants.
The schools in this ranking are the ones with the highest graduation rates and the highest median tuition and/.
They also rank higher in the AP rankings than the public universities, and in the rankings of the most competitive law schools.
The list is based on data from the 2017-18 school year.
It excludes students who enrolled during the school year that ended in 2018-19.