The Princeton Review Announces its Annual Law School Rankings

Top Schools Named in 11 Categories
"Best Career Prospects,"—New York University; Best Professors—University of Virginia

NEW YORK, October 31, 2017 /— The Princeton Review ® —known for its college and grad school rankings in dozens of categories based on how students rate their schools—today released its 2018 annual ranking lists of law schools. Available on the company’s website, The Princeton Review reports lists of the top 10 ranking schools in 11 categories.

The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys of 19,900 students attending the 169 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   New York University

"Best Professors"

  • #1   University of Virginia   

"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 Ave Maria School of Law  

"Most Liberal Students"

  • #1 City University of New York  

Other ranking list categories include the top 10 schools for "Best Quality of Life," "Most Chosen By Older Students," “Most Diverse Faculty,” and "Greatest Resources for Minority Students." 

The Princeton Review’s law school rankings are available at along with FAQs about the basis for each ranking list and the company's detailed profiles of the law schools.

"The schools we selected as The Best 169 Law Schools all offer academically outstanding degrees: we recommend them highly,” said Robert Franek, Editor-in-Chief, 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 law school for  them .“

The Princeton Review's ranking list tallies factor in data from its surveys of law school students during the 2014-152015-16, and 2016-17 school years. The survey (completed at ) asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans. On average, 118 students at each law school were surveyed for the 2018 lists. All institutional data used to tally these ranking lists was collected in 2016-17. A description of the methodology is at

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). 

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