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Top Schools of Law in New York

We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in New York 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 New York. 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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Albany Law School Albany, New York
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.1
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.4
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.03-3.56
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-157
Overall acceptance rate 43.9%
Student/faculty ratio 13.1
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.9%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.8%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Albany Law School

Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, New York
Score 48
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.5
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.26-3.63
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 159-164
Overall acceptance rate 28.1%
Student/faculty ratio 18.4
Graduates employed at graduation 79.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.3%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.1%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Brooklyn Law School

CUNY--Queens College School of Law Queens, New York
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.2
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.1-3.54
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 151-156
Overall acceptance rate 26.6%
Student/faculty ratio 10.0
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 81.7%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.0%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

CUNY--Queens College School of Law

Columbia University Law School New York City, New York
Score 91
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 4.6
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.6-3.81
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 170-175
Overall acceptance rate 14.5%
Student/faculty ratio 10.1
Graduates employed at graduation 98.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.5%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 96.7%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Columbia University Law School

Cornell University Law School Ithaca, New York
Score 78
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.2
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 4.3
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.5-3.8
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 165-168
Overall acceptance rate 21.4%
Student/faculty ratio 10.0
Graduates employed at graduation 96.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.4%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 99.2%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Cornell University Law School

Fordham University School of Law New York City, New York
Score 62
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 3.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.3
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.37-3.74
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 162-167
Overall acceptance rate 21.5%
Student/faculty ratio 13.6
Graduates employed at graduation 85.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.1%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 94.1%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Fordham University School of Law

Hofstra University School of Law Uniondale, New York
Score 44
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.6
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.27-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 155-159
Overall acceptance rate 38.6%
Student/faculty ratio 15.4
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.3%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.5%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Hofstra University School of Law

New York Law School New York City, New York
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.3
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.96-3.48
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 152-157
Overall acceptance rate 53.6%
Student/faculty ratio 23.6
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.6%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 91.3%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

New York Law School

New York University School of Law New York City, New York
Score 87
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 3.57-3.86
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 169-173
Overall acceptance rate 22.6%
Student/faculty ratio 9.4
Graduates employed at graduation 99.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.2%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 97.2%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

New York University School of Law

Pace University Law School White Plains, New York
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.2
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.15-3.6
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 152-157
Overall acceptance rate 38.9%
Student/faculty ratio 12.7
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.5%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 83.3%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Pace University Law School

St. John's University School of Law Queens, New York
Score 47
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.7
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.16-3.73
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 154-162
Overall acceptance rate 36.6%
Student/faculty ratio 14.6
Graduates employed at graduation 77.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.8%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.6%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

St. John's University School of Law

Syracuse University College of Law Syracuse, New York
Score 44
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.8
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.13-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-157
Overall acceptance rate 38.1%
Student/faculty ratio 10.9
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.4%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.1%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Syracuse University College of Law

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Central Islip, New York
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 1.7
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.86-3.39
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 149-153
Overall acceptance rate 45.9%
Student/faculty ratio 15.9
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 72.3%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 79.0%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

University at Buffalo--SUNY Law School Buffalo, New York
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.4
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.19-3.73
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-159
Overall acceptance rate 32.2%
Student/faculty ratio 15.3
Graduates employed at graduation 75.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.2%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 81.2%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

University at Buffalo--SUNY Law School

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law New York City, New York
Score 53
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.8
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.8
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.37-3.73
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 160-165
Overall acceptance rate 26.6%
Student/faculty ratio 15.6
Graduates employed at graduation 74.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.3%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 92.0%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

New York is one of the most exciting states in the United States. It also bears the nickname "Empire State". Translated this means "empire state". Around 19.5 million people live in the state. It is the third most populous country, even though its area is only 141,000 square kilometers. The capital is Albany, the largest city is New York City.

The area north is called Upstate New York. Long Island and New York City are called Downstate. The state borders on Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the south. Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts are in the east. The Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario are located in the north and northwest. The maritime border forms Rhode Island. The major cities alongside New York City are Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Utica and Schenectady.

The state of New York: facts

  • Area: 141,299 sq km
  • Population: 19,378,102
  • Abbreviation: NY
  • Capital: Albany
  • Local time: GMT -4
  • Nickname: The Empire State

New York: geography

The state of New York is shaped by the Appalachians. The average altitude is between 300 and 1,000 meters above sea level. Mount Marcy is 1,629 meters high, making it the highest mountain in the state.

To the north are Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, to the southeast are Long Island and the Hudson River as well as a small island on which part of New York City is located. The most important river is the Hudson River with its small tributaries that arise from the Appalachian Mountains. Other rivers are the St. Lawrence River and the Delaware River.

New York: climate and weather

The climate is temperate throughout the state. The average temperature on the coast is around twelve degrees Celsius. In winter, the thermometer is around zero degrees Celsius. In the summer months June-September, the temperatures rise to up to 30 degrees Celsius. This large temperature difference is due to the southern location. The cool weather in winter is determined by the influence of the Appalachian Mountains.

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