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Princeton Review College Ranking
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Show/Hide Yale University New Haven, CT save school
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It’s hard to beat Yale Law School, where the atmosphere is “highly intellectual” and classes are mostly “small” (first-year classes vary in size from fifteen to ninety students). One of the many uniquely cool things about Yale is that “there aren’t very many required courses.” All 1Ls must complete...

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Average GPA - 3.89

Average LSAT score - 173

Total Enrollment - 625

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Harvard Law School—perhaps you’ve heard of it?—is like the land of Oz for aspiring lawyers, where “anything you want exists.” Indeed, the school has plenty of funding for student scholarships, interests, and activities, and the opportunities for “public service, research and publication, faculty me...

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Total Enrollment - 1741

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Show/Hide Stanford University Stanford, CA save school
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“People are happy” at Stanford Law School, and why wouldn’t they be? There are “tons of programs,” an array of specialized centers, and a couple dozen joint-degree options. The eleven clinics here include a Supreme Court litigation clinic and an IP Innovation clinic, just to list a couple. “The res...

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Average GPA - 3.83

Average LSAT score - 171

Total Enrollment - 574

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UC Berkeley School of Law is indisputably one the nation’s most celebrated citadels of legal education. The curriculum includes a great mix of legal theory and practical courses, and the breadth of specialized courses is dazzling. “Students have the opportu­nity to pursue virtually any sub-genre of...

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Total Enrollment - 916

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Show/Hide University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA save school
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Founded by Thomas Jefferson himself, the University of Virginia School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the country, and has educated generations of lawyers and turned out hundreds of law firm heads, law clerks, and judges. This “unique and great place” is one of the country’s most select...

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Total Enrollment - 1048

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Show/Hide University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC save school
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The School of Law at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is, according to students, “one of the best public law schools in the country.” Many claim that “the fac­ulty here couldn’t be more down to earth and accessible.” They have “a literal ‘my-door-is-open-all-the-time policy’ and neve...

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Total Enrollment - 737

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Show/Hide Columbia University New York, NY save school
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Columbia Law School is “a very exciting and dynamic place.” The curriculum is very heavy on legal theory “with a dash of practical, just for show,” and the “breadth of course offerings” is staggering. There are countless centers and programs specializing in every­thing from law, media, and the arts...

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Average GPA - 3.67

Average LSAT score - 170

Total Enrollment - 1250

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Show/Hide Duke University Durham, NC save school
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Though Duke University is nationally recognized for its stellar academic programs, students say it is the intimate atmosphere and emphasis on teaching that distinguishes their law school from other top-ranked institutions. Duke’s “ridiculously engaging” professors are “dedicated to both excellent s...

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Show/Hide University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA save school
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Founded in 1850, Penn Law is one of the country’s most outstanding law schools, boasting a “stellar” academic reputation and a cross-disciplinary program nearly unri­valled by other schools. The school “has a lot of resources and ensures that it remains a place of cutting edge legal thinking and te...

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Total Enrollment - 786

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Show/Hide University of Chicago Chicago, IL save school
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The rigorous and ultra-prestigious Law School at The University of Chicago offers “an incredibly dynamic educational environment full of quirky but brilliant professors and an eclectic mix of students.” “Expectations are high” and a unique trimester system means “There is little rest for the weary....

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Total Enrollment - 612