U.S. News: UT-Austin Law School ranks 16th best in the nation

University of Texas-Austin finished 16th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

The Austin school’s full-time annual tuition was $35,715. The law school enrolls 997 full-time students.

The universities ranked by U.S. News were all accredited by the American Bar Association. They were examined using weighted averages of 12 metrics, including a peer assessment, a score by attorneys and judges, admission test scores, the grade-point averages of median undergraduates, acceptance rates, the ability of 2017 graduates to find employment, percentages of students passing bar exams and student-faculty ratios.

U.S. News collected the data in fall of 2018 and earlier this year.

Top Law Schools in the U.S.

Rank School City Tuition  Enrollment (Full-time)
1 Yale University New Haven,  Conn. $64,267 (full-time) 621
2 Stanford University Stanford, Calif. $62,373 (full-time) 565
3 Harvard University Cambridge, Mass. $64,978 (full-time) 1,737
4 University of Chicago Chicago $64,089 (full-time) 600
5 Columbia University New York City $69,916 (full-time) 1,268
6 New York University New York City $66,422 (full-time) 1,380
7 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia $65,804 (full-time) 755
8 University of Virginia Charlottesville $60,700 (in-state, full-time) 923
9 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor $59,762 (in-state, full-time) 1,012
10 (tie) Duke University Durham, N.C. $64,722 (full-time) 682
10 (tie) Northwestern University (Pritzker) Chicago $64,402 (full-time) 752
10 (tie) University of California-Berkeley Berkeley $49,325 (in-state, full-time) 976
13 Cornell University Ithaca, N.Y. $65,541 (full-time) 595
14 Georgetown University Washington, D.C. $62,244 (full-time) 1,790
15 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles $45,600 (in-state, full-time) 955
16 University of Texas-Austin Austin $35,715 (in-state, full-time) 997
17 University of Southern California (Gould) Los Angeles $64,908 (full-time) 614
18 (tie) Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tenn. $57,558 (full-time) 577
18 (tie) Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Mo. $57,445 (full-time) 728
20 University of Minnesota Minneapolis $44,919 (in-state, full-time 590
21 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Ind. $58,358 (full-time) 587
22 George Washington University Washington, D.C. $60,790 (full-time) 1,366
23 (tie) Boston University Boston $55,076 (full-time) 769
23 (tie) University of California-Irvine Irvine $45,099 (in-state, full-time) 514
25 University of Alabama (Culverhouse) Tuscaloosa $23,920 (in-state, full-time) 381
26 Emory University Atlanta $57,348 (full-time) 864
27 (tie) Arizona State University (O’Connor) Phoenix $27,584 (in-state, full-time) 779
27 (tie) Boston College Newton, Mass. $54,750 (full-time) 737
27 (tie) University of Georgia Athens $19,708 (in-state, full-time) 582
27 (tie) University of Iowa Iowa City $27,344 (in-state, full-time) 416
31 (tie) University of California-Davis Davis $47,723 (in-state, full-time) 530
31 (tie) University of Florida (Levin) Gainesville $21,803 (in-state, full-time) 897
31 (tie) Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, N.C. $46,409 (full-time) 496
34 (tie) Indiana University-Bloomington (Maurer) Bloomington $35,588 (in-state, full-time) 519
34 (tie) Ohio State University (Moritz) Columbus $30,854 (in-state, full-time) 563
34 (tie) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill $24,172 (in-state, full-time) 621
34 (tie) University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison $23,517 (in-state, full-time) 567
34 (tie) Washington and Lee University Lexington, Va. $49,355 (full-time) 396
39 (tie) Brigham Young University (Clark) Provo, Utah $13,060 (LDS member, full-time); $26,120 (Non-LDS member, full-time) 356
39 (tie) Fordham University New York City $60,406 (full-time) 1,077
39 (tie) University of Arizona (Rogers) Tucson $25,826 (in-state, full-time) 340
39 (tie) University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign $38,118 (in-state, full-time) 402
39 (tie) William & Mary Law School Williamsburg, Va. $34,000 (in-state, full-time) 611
44 University of Washington Seattle $35,988 (in-state, full-time) 492
45 (tie) George Mason University Arlington, Va. $25,354 (in-state, full-time) 425
45 (tie) University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder $31,898 (in-state, full-time) 512
47 University of Utah (Quinney) Salt Lake City $28,354 (in-state, full-time) 279
48 (tie) Baylor University Waco, Texas $62,432 (full-time) 426
48 (tie) Florida State University Tallahassee $20,693 (in-state, full-time) 547
48 (tie) Temple University (Beasley) Philadelphia $27,103 (in-state, full-time) 545
51 Pepperdine University Malibu, Calif. $55,890 (full-time) 473
52 (tie) Southern Methodist University (Dedman) Dallas $54,094 (full-time) 678
52 (tie) Tulane University New Orleans $56,572 (full-time) 602
52 (tie) University of Connecticut Hartford $30,338 (in-state, full-time) 325
52 (tie) University of Maryland (Carey) Baltimore $33,651 (in-state, full-time) 530
52 (tie) University of Richmond Richmond, Va. $44,700 (full-time) 378
52 (tie) Yeshiva University (Cardozo) New York City $60,610 (full-time) 891
58 University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas $27,023 (in-state, full-time) 354
59 (tie) Seton Hall University Newark, N.J. $54,090 (full-time) 450
59 (tie) University of Houston Houston $32,093 (in-state, full-time) 603
59 (tie) University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville $19,674 (in-state, full-time) 360
62 (tie) Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles $57,230 (full-time) 855
62 (tie) University of California (Hastings) San Francisco $44,326 (in-state, full-time) 932
64 (tie) Northeastern University Boston $50,700 (full-time) 621
64 (tie) Pennsylvania State University-University Park University Park $50,984 (in-state, full-time) 393
64 (tie) University of Missouri Columbia $21,837 (in-state, full-time) 276
67 (tie) Georgia State University Atlanta $17,050 (in-state, full-time) 471
67 (tie) University of Denver (Sturm) Denver $50,942 (full-time) 652
67 (tie) University of Kansas Lawrence $22,562 (in-state, full-time) 312
67 (tie) University of Miami Coral Gables, Fla. $52,390 (full-time) 1,019
71 (tie) Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, N.Y. $55,038 (full-time) 923
71 (tie) Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio $52,070 (full-time) 433
71 (tie) Pennsylvania State University-Carlisle (Dickinson) Carlisle $50,582 (in-state, full-time) 207
71 (tie) University of Kentucky Lexington $24,046 (in-state, full-time) 428
71 (tie) University of Oklahoma Norman $20,903 (in-state, full-time) 506
71 (tie) Villanova University Villanova, Penn. $46,535 (full-time) 565
77 (tie) American University (Washington) Washington, D.C. $56,724 (full-time) 1,097
77 (tie) Loyola University Chicago Chicago $48,506 (full-time) 605
77 (tie) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Newark and Camden $28,359 (in-state, full-time) 901
77 (tie) St. John’s University Jamaica, N.Y. $59,480 (full-time) 687
77 (tie) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $16,078 (in-state, full-time) 379
77 (tie) University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh $34,834 (in-state, full-time) 410
83 (tie) Texas A&M University Fort Worth $31,000 (in-state, full-time) 421
83 (tie) University of Cincinnati Cincinnati $24,010 (in-state, full-time) 361
83 (tie) University of Oregon Eugene $35,418 (in-state, full-time) 363
86 University of San Diego San Diego $54,641 (full-time) 616
87 (tie) Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) Chicago $47,644 (full-time) 620
87 (tie) University of New Hampshire School of Law Concord $37,405 (in-state, full-time) 222
87 (tie) University of Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. $25,254 (full-time) 255
90 Saint Louis University St. Louis, Mo. $42,154 (full-time) 452
91 (tie) Florida International University Miami $21,806 (in-state, full-time) 371
91 (tie) Marquette University Milwaukee, Wis. $46,170 (full-time) 532
91 (tie) Michigan State University East Lansing $44,400 (full-time) 709
91 (tie) Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y. $51,422 (full-time) 545
91 (tie) University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Fayetteville $16,188 (in-state, full-time) 343
91 (tie) University of Hawaii-Manoa (Richardson) Honolulu $23,164 (in-state, full-time) 250
91 (tie) University of New Mexico Albuquerque $17,349 (in-state, full-time) 345
91 (tie) University of South Carolina Columbia $29,608 (in-state, full-time) 630
91 (tie) Wayne State University Detroit $32,882 (in-state, full-time) 400
100 (tie) Drexel University (Kline) Philadelphia $44,195 (full-time) 431
100 (tie) Hofstra University (Deane) Hempstead, N.Y. $59,214 (full-time) 702
100 (tie) Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (Hebert) Baton Rouge $23,660 (in-state, full-time) 560
100 (tie) West Virginia University Morgantown $24,084 (in-state, full-time) 322
104 (tie) Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) Portland, Ore. $46,370 (full-time) 446
104 (tie) Santa Clara University Santa Clara, Calif. $50,624 (full-time) 582
104 (tie) Stetson University Gulfport, Fla. $43,880 (full-time) 695
104 (tie) University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo, N.Y. $27,964 (in-state, full-time) 442
108 (tie) CUNY Long Island New York City $15,563 (in-state, full-time) 417
108 (tie) Howard University Washington, D.C. $34,194 (full-time) 414
108 (tie) Indiana University-Indianapolis (McKinney) Indianapolis $29,190 (in-state, full-time) 709
108 (tie) The Catholic University of America Washington, D.C. $51,112 (full-time) 254
108 (tie) University of Louisville (Brandeis) Louisville, Ky. $21,988 (in-state, full-time) 363
108 (tie) University of Mississippi University $16,550 (in-state, full-time) 364
108 (tie) University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, Mo. $19,440 (in-state, full-time) 374
115 (tie) Albany Law School Albany, N.Y. $47,450 (full-time) 465
115 (tie) University of Montana Missoula $13,177 (in-state, full-time) 221
117 (tie) Creighton University Omaha, Neb. $40,096 (full-time) 294
117 (tie) Gonzaga University Spokane, Wash. $40,665 (full-time) 350
117 (tie) New York Law School New York City $51,732 (full-time) 785
117 (tie) Texas Tech University Lubbock $26,840 (in-state, full-time 411
117 (tie) University of St. Thomas Minneapolis $41,442 (full-time) 434
122 (tie) Drake University Des Moines, Iowa $41,512 (full-time) 306
122 (tie) Duquesne University Pittsburgh $44,944 (full-time) 352
122 (tie) Pace University (Haub) White Plains, N.Y. $48,614 (full-time) 548
122 (tie) Seattle University Seattle, Wash. $46,586 (full-time) 495
126 (tie) Cleveland State University (Cleveland-Marshall) Cleveland, Ohio $27,209 (in-state, full-time) 264
126 (tie) Quinnipiac University Hamden, Conn. $49,540 (full-time) 264
126 (tie) University of Baltimore Baltimore $31,954 (in-state, full-time) 467
126 (tie) University of Idaho Moscow and Boise $20,968 (in-state, full-time) 314
126 (tie) University of Maine Portland $23,640 (in-state, full-time) 239
126 (tie) University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio $21,895 (in-state, full-time) 231
132 (tie) Chapman University (Fowler) Orange, Calif. $53,124 (full-time) 470
132 (tie) DePaul University Chicago $48,166 (full-time) 600
132 (tie) University of Wyoming Laramie $16,775 (in-state, full-time) 226
132 (tie) Washburn University Topeka, Kan. $22,429 (in-state, full-time) 306
136 (tie) Ohio Northern University (Pettit) Ada $29,160 (full-time) 147
136 (tie) Vermont Law School South Royalton $49,279 (full-time) 445
138 (tie) Belmont University Nashville, Tenn. $44,470 (full-time) 293
138 (tie) Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans $44,330 (full-time) 426
138 (tie) Mercer University (George) Macon, Ga. $38,716 (full-time) 394
138 (tie) University of Memphis (Humphreys) Memphis, Tenn. $19,197 (in-state, full-time) 299
138 (tie) University of South Dakota Vermillion $16,944 (in-state, full-time) 168
143 (tie) Suffolk University Boston $48,990 (full-time) 709
143 (tie) University of Akron Akron, Ohio $24,214 (in-state, full-time) 342
143 (tie) University of Arkansas-Little Rock (Bowen) Little Rock $16,031 (in-state, full-time) 312
146 (tie) Appalachian School of Law Grundy, Va. $35,500 (full-time) 146
146 (tie) Ave Maria School of Law Naples, Fla. $42,206 (full-time) 241
146 (tie) Barry University Orlando, Fla. N/A N/A
146 (tie) California Western School of Law San Diego $52,470 (full-time) 558
146 (tie) Campbell University Raleigh, N.C. $41,130 (full-time) 426
146 (tie) Capital University Columbus, Ohio $37,001 (full-time) 277
146 (tie) Charleston School of Law Charleston, S.C. $42,134 (full-time) 627
146 (tie) Elon University Greensboro, N.C. $46,140 (full-time) 359
146 (tie) Faulkner University (Jones) Montgomery, Ala. $39,185 (full-time) 185
146 (tie) Florida A&M University Orlando $14,132 (in-state, full-time) 391
146 (tie) Florida Coastal School of Law Jacksonville $39,900 (full-time) 207
146 (tie) Golden Gate University San Francisco $50,000 (full-time) 431
146 (tie) Liberty University Lynchburg, Va. $36,862 (full-time) 186
146 (tie) Mississippi College Jackson $35,510 (full-time) 356
146 (tie) Mitchell Hamline School of Law St. Paul, Minn. $43,534 (full-time) 443
146 (tie) New England Law Boston Boston $49,408 (full-time) 371
146 (tie) North Carolina Central University Durham, N.C. $18,738 (in-state, full-time) 300
146 (tie) Northern Illinois University DeKalb $22,179 (in-state, full-time) 260
146 (tie) Northern Kentucky University (Chase) Highland Heights $20,332 (in-state, full-time) 283
146 (tie) Nova Southeastern University (Broad) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. $41,200 (full-time) 525
146 (tie) Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City $35,340 (full-time) 437
146 (tie) Regent University Virginia Beach, Va. $36,620 (full-time) 224
146 (tie) Roger Williams University Bristol, R.I. $36,815 (full-time) 454
146 (tie) Samford University (Cumberland) Birmingham, Ala. $40,150 (full-time) 425
146 (tie) South Texas College of Law Houston Houston $32,400 (full-time) 727
146 (tie) Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale $22,564 (in-state, full-time) 264
146 (tie) Southern University Law Center Baton Rouge, La. $16,490 (in-state, full-time) 452
146 (tie) Southwestern Law School Los Angeles $53,966 (full-time) 518
146 (tie) St. Mary’s University San Antonio, Texas $36,550 (full-time) 582
146 (tie) St. Thomas University Miami Gardens, Fla. $42,190 (full-time) 533
146 (tie) Texas Southern University (Marshall) Houston N/A N/A
146 (tie) The John Marshall Law School Chicago $47,500 (full-time) 675
146 (tie) Touro College (Fuchsberg) Central Islip, N.Y. $49,800 (full-time) 332
146 (tie) University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio $34,580 (full-time) 244
146 (tie) University of Detroit Mercy Detroit $44,220 (full-time) 506
146 (tie) University of La Verne Ontario, Calif. N/A N/A
146 (tie) University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth $28,626 (in-state, full-time) 169
146 (tie) University of North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D. $13,023 (in-state, full-time) 238
146 (tie) University of San Francisco San Francisco $49,820 (full-time) 336
146 (tie) University of the District of Columbia (Clarke) Washington, D.C. $12,838 (in-state, full-time) 123
146 (tie) University of the Pacific (McGeorge) Sacramento $51,312 (full-time) 402
146 (tie) Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Lansing N/A N/A
146 (tie) Western New England University Springfield, Mass. $42,218 (full-time) 183
146 (tie) Western State College of Law at Argosy University Irvine, Calif. $43,350 (full-time) 274
146 (tie) Widener University-Delaware Wilmington $50,616 (full-time) 376
146 (tie) Widener University-Pennsylvania (Commonwealth) Harrisburg $45,870 (full-time) 244
146 (tie) Willamette University (Collins) Salem, Ore. $44,185 (full-time) 312

Source: U.S. News

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