The Princeton Review Announces its Annual Law School Rankings

Top Schools Named in 11 Categories
"Best Career Prospects,"—University of Pennsylvania; Best Professors—Boston University

NEW YORK, October 6, 2016 /— The Princeton Review—well-known for its college rankings in dozens of categories based on how students rate their schools—today released the 2017 annual ranking lists of law schools.  Available on the company’s website, The Princeton Review reports lists of top 10 ranking schools in 11 categories.

The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys of 19,400 students attending the 172 law schools. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data.

Some of the ranking list categories are:

"Best Career Prospects"

  • #1  University of Pennsylvania 

"Best Professors"

  • #1  Boston University 

"Best Classroom Experience"

  • #1 Stanford University

"Most Competitive Students"

  • #1 Baylor University    

"Toughest to Get Into"
(the only ranking list in this cohort based on school-reported data)

  • #1 Yale University

"Most Conservative Students"    

  • #1 Baylor University    

"Most Liberal Students"

  • #1 Northeastern University   

Other ranking list categories include the top 10 schools for "Best Quality of Life," "Most Chosen By Older Students," and "Best Environment for Minority Students." 

The Princeton Review today posted its law school rankings and includes FAQs about the basis for each ranking list, in addition to the company's detailed profiles of the law schools.

"The schools we selected for this guide all offer academically outstanding degrees: we recommend them highly,” said Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher, The Princeton Review. “Their program offerings vary considerably, and we salute and highlight those distinctions in our profiles. Our purpose is not to rank schools hierarchically or crown any school as ‘best’ overall. Our goal is to provide school profiles combined with multiple rating scores and ranking lists to help applicants choose the best business school for them.“    

The Princeton Review's ranking list tallies factor in data from its surveys of law school students completed at during the 2015-16, 2014-15, and 2013-14 school years. The survey asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans. On average, 112 students at each law school were surveyed for the lists’ 2017 edition. All institutional data used to tally these ranking lists was collected in 2015-16.

The website’s school profiles include admission, academics, financial aid, campus life, and career / employment information. The profiles also include school ratings (scores from 60 to 99) in five categories based primarily on institutional data. Among them are rating scores for "Admissions Selectivity" and "Career" (which factors in data on graduates' starting salaries and employment). 

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. 

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