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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Law degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all law schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Davis, CA
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Malibu, CA
  • Ontario, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Stanford, CA

 

California Western School of Law San Diego, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.8
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.1
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.04-3.5
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 150-155
Overall acceptance rate 46.1%
Student/faculty ratio 18.3
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 84.0%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.2%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Chapman University School of Law Orange, CA
Score 43
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.9
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.3
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.11-3.56
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 156-159
Overall acceptance rate 30.9%
Student/faculty ratio 8.9
Graduates employed at graduation 91.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.5%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 75.4%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Golden Gate University School of Law San Francisco, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.1
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.84-3.39
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 151-155
Overall acceptance rate 49.5%
Student/faculty ratio 15.2
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.3%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 71.6%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Loyola Marymount University Law School Los Angeles, CA
Score 51
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.6
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.8
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.31-3.67
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 157-163
Overall acceptance rate 32.4%
Student/faculty ratio 14.8
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.4%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 85.5%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Pepperdine University School of Law Malibu, CA
Score 53
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.1
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.43-3.79
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 160-163
Overall acceptance rate 26.9%
Student/faculty ratio 16.0
Graduates employed at graduation 75.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.5%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.2%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Santa Clara University School of Law Santa Clara, CA
Score 43
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.9
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.03-3.59
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 157-161
Overall acceptance rate 42.7%
Student/faculty ratio 17.8
Graduates employed at graduation 79.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.6%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 78.5%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 1.8
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.06-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 152-156
Overall acceptance rate 31.6%
Student/faculty ratio 14.3
Graduates employed at graduation 85.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.5%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 69.7%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Stanford University Law School Stanford, CA
Score 93
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 4.8
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.77-3.97
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 167-172
Overall acceptance rate 9.1%
Student/faculty ratio 8.0
Graduates employed at graduation 98.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.4%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 96.2%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.6
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 1.9
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.7-3.19
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 148-153
Overall acceptance rate 51.5%
Student/faculty ratio 17.9
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.1%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.3%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

University of California Hastings College of the Law San Francisco, CA
Score 59
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 3.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.7
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.39-3.71
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 161-165
Overall acceptance rate 23.6%
Student/faculty ratio 16.5
Graduates employed at graduation 69.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.7%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.4%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

University of California--Berkeley School of Law Berkeley, CA
Score 85
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 4.4
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.68-3.95
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 165-170
Overall acceptance rate 10.1%
Student/faculty ratio 11.4
Graduates employed at graduation 96.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.6%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.7%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

University of California--Davis School of Law Davis, CA
Score 63
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 3.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.5
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.23-3.72
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 160-165
Overall acceptance rate 32.2%
Student/faculty ratio 11.6
Graduates employed at graduation 97.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.1%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 79.9%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

University of California--Los Angeles School of Law Los Angeles, CA
Score 76
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.8
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.57-3.88
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 164-169
Overall acceptance rate 16.8%
Student/faculty ratio 11.3
Graduates employed at graduation 96.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.1%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 88.5%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

University of La Verne College of Law Ontario, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) N/A
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) N/A
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.74-3.3
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 149-153
Overall acceptance rate 39.1%
Student/faculty ratio 16.2
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation N/A
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers N/A
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar N/A
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers N/A

 

University of San Diego School of Law San Diego, CA
Score 51
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.9
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.9
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.22-3.59
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 158-162
Overall acceptance rate 34.2%
Student/faculty ratio 14.2
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.4%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 78.9%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

University of San Francisco School of Law San Francisco, CA
Score 42
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.1
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.8
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.12-3.57
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 155-160
Overall acceptance rate 34.9%
Student/faculty ratio 15.2
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.0%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.0%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

University of Southern California Gould School of Law Los Angeles, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.7
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.14-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 156-160
Overall acceptance rate 37.0%
Student/faculty ratio 14.8
Graduates employed at graduation 56.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.2%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 91.0%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar SC
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 81.8%

 

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Sacramento, CA
Score 71
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 3.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.5
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.47-3.71
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 165-167
Overall acceptance rate 21.9%
Student/faculty ratio 12.4
Graduates employed at graduation 91.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.1%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.6%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Western State University College of Law Fullerton, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 1.7
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.81-3.38
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 149-154
Overall acceptance rate 48.6%
Student/faculty ratio 22.6
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 70.8%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 64.9%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

Whittier Law School Costa Mesa, CA
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.1
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.83-3.35
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 149-153
Overall acceptance rate 41.2%
Student/faculty ratio 17.6
Graduates employed at graduation 51.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.4%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.6%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%

 

 

 

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