Bar Exam Comparison

Best BAR PREP programs

It’s a great time to take the bar exam. Really? Yes, because you have more options to help you prepare than ever before. Barbri is the nation’s oldest and largest bar prep program. But a lot of companies have started up in recent years, thanks to online technology and the growing popularity of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). This new competition gives students plenty of affordable, high quality options. But which are the best? We collected data from the various bar review companies and scoured social media, chat boards and forums to get the inside scoop. From there, we narrowed our list of standout companies to 15, presented below in a comparison chart. Click on any company for more details.

Company Summary Service Type Cost Guarantee
AdaptiBarAdaptiBar
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AdaptiBar is an online MBE simulator that most examinees use as a supplement to a full-service course Supplement 1$15 - $450 Re-take and money back options available.
AmeriBarAmeriBar
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AmeriBar offers an online, self-directed course. It caters to repeat test-takers and at-risk examinees. Full 10$1,495 - $2,595 If you don't pass the bar, you can take course again for free.
BarbriBarbri
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Barbri is the industry leader, with more than 1.3 million lawyers having used the company’s program. Full 14$3,795 If you don't pass the bar, you can take course again for free.
BarMaxBarMax
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BarMax is the leading bar prep company for those who want to study through an app. Full 7$699.99 - $1,499.99 Re-take and money back options available.
BarWinnerBarWinner
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A full-service bar prep with a tight-knit feel, we have one goal and one goal only: getting you past the bar exam the FIRST time. Full 7$3,600 - $4,750 If you don't pass the bar, you can take course again for free.
Critical PassCritical Pass
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Critical Pass makes MBE flash cards designed to help students learn key bar exam concepts. Supplement 3$99 - $349 Money back guarantee within 10 days of purchase.
Fleming'sFlemings
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Fleming’s is a full-service bar review provider that focuses on the California bar exam. Full 8$995 - $6,400 Fleming’s offers a 50% discount to take the same course more than once.
Kaplan Bar Review Kaplan
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Kaplan Bar Review is the world leader in test prep and has been in the bar review business since 2006. Full 11$1,499 - $3,499 Kaplan offers a money back guarantee.
JD AdvisingJD Advisng
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JD Advising offers comprehensive live and on-demand courses with expert instruction by top-rated instructors. Full 12$999.99 If you don't pass the bar, you can take the same course again for no added cost.
John PieperPieper
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John Pieper has offered a full-service bar review in New York since 1975. Full 12$1,595 -$2,495 If you don't pass the bar, you can take course again for free.
Quimbee Bar ReviewQuimbee
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Quimbee is a comprehensive, practice-oriented and self-directed study program. Full 6$599 - $1,499 Quimbee is a comprehensive, practice-oriented and self-directed study program.
Reed Bar ReviewReed Bar Review
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Reed Bar Review offers full-service online courses and one-on-one tutoring. Tutor 9$1,295 - $3,345 If you don't pass the bar, you can take course again for free.
Rigos Uniform Bar ReviewRigos Uniform Bar Review
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Rigos offers a series of books that most students use to study on their own. Supplement 2$49.50 - $400 Rigos offers a series of books that most students use to study on their own.
Side-Bar®
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Side-Bar is full-service bar prep company that offers a self-directed, progressive study schedule. Full 5$499.00 Money back guarantee within seven days of purchase.
SmartBarPrep's SmartBarPrep
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SmartBarPrep study tools help you practice more effectively and prioritizing highly tested topics. Full 4$124 - $499 SmartBarPrep offers a money back guarantee.
Themis Bar Review Themis
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Themis Bar Review is an online lecture-based program and is one of the largest in the nation. Tutor 13$2,295.00 If you don't pass the bar, you can take course again for free.