University of Texas School of Law

University of Texas School of Law

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The University of Texas School of Law is the school that all other Texas and regional law schools compare themselves against. It is the highest-rated school in the state, per U.S. News & World Report, and the most difficult to get into.

With an LSAT range from 162 to 168, it has higher incoming numbers than all other schools in the South Central part of the U.S.. That has led to a very good bar pass rate (85 percent for the Class of 2015) and high employment numbers (85 percent for the Class of 2017).

And it accomplishes all of this at an affordable rate — with tuition at $35,015 for residents. It ranks third in the state for best value, with a B+. And perhaps most importantly, it ranks first in Dallas and in Houston in a study of where big law firms partners went to law school. It ranks ninth in the nationwide study, showing that graduates can land jobs almost anywhere.

University of Texas ranks first among all law schools for standard of living, thanks to high starting salaries, a very good cost of living in Texas and modest state taxes.

It also ranks well for practical training, having earned a B+in 2018, and is one of the top schools for business law. 

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75th Percentile1683.84
25th Percentile1623.41
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$13500
Percent receiving grants91.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 89.00%
NJ Employment85.83
Bar Passage89.41%
Academic Profile
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