Best Legal and Law colleges in New York

Why a degree in legal and law?

You were always the person in your group of friends who followed the rules, never TPing, prank phone calling, staying out past curfew, or even speeding 3 mph over the limit. And to this very day, you refuse to put a toe out of line. You’re already a hardcore follower of every letter of the law, so why not get paid it?

What legal and law degree options exist?

Your options in criminal justice are far and wide — and jobs in this field are on the rise. In fact, police and detective jobs are forecasted to rise by 10% now until 2018,* and cybersecurity is more in demand as technology advances and integrates itself into society. Average salary varies greatly depending on the discipline you are interested in (e.g., $27,000 average security guard salary to $75,000 average homicide detective salary).*

Your passion to protect, service, and investigate exists without a question. Now all it takes is putting that into motion. You see what is right and wrong — and you want to fix the wrong to make the community a safer place. How you do it is up to you. Start your path to criminal justice today.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
*Satisfaction in the Practice of Law: Findings from a Long-Term Study of Attorneys' Careers

Best Legal and Law colleges in New York for 2021

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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 35 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,307 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 3,578 Bachelor's degrees, 461 Master's degrees, and 268 Certificates.

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University offers 10 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 336 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 179 Doctoral degrees, 64 Master's degrees, 50 Certificates, and 43 Bachelor's degrees.

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
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Hofstra University offers 13 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 377 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 217 Doctoral degrees, 110 Master's degrees, and 50 Bachelor's degrees.

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St John's University-New York offers 22 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 880 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 420 Bachelor's degrees, 230 Master's degrees, 222 Doctoral degrees, 5 Certificates, and 3 Associate's degrees.

New York University
New York, NY

New York University offers 18 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,252 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 764 Master's degrees, 485 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates.

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Columbia University in the City of New York offers 7 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 783 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 435 Doctoral degrees, and 348 Master's degrees.

Erie Community College offers 14 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 348 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 279 Associate's degrees, and 69 Certificates.

Iona College
New Rochelle, NY

Iona College offers 6 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 114 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 80 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Master's degrees, and 8 Certificates.

SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY
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SUNY at Albany offers 5 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 356 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 288 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Master's degrees, 24 Certificates, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Fordham University
Bronx, NY

Fordham University offers 9 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 557 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 390 Doctoral degrees, and 167 Master's degrees.

List of all Legal and Law colleges in New York

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Logo CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY
2/5
40 : 1 15,880
Syracuse University Logo Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
20 : 1 22,850
Hofstra University Logo Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
5/5
22 : 1 10,804
St John's University-New York Logo St John's University-New York Queens, NY
5/5
33 : 1 21,718
Monroe College Logo Monroe College Bronx, NY
4/5
28 : 1 6,517
New York University Logo New York University New York, NY
5/5
17 : 1 52,885
New York Law School Logo New York Law School New York, NY   19 : 1 1,102
Columbia University in the City of New York Logo Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
19 : 1 31,456
Erie Community College Logo Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
2/5
35 : 1 10,031
Iona College Logo Iona College New Rochelle, NY
5/5
21 : 1 3,613
Brooklyn Law School Logo Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, NY   17 : 1 1,096
Nassau Community College Logo Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
2/5
43 : 1 16,650
SUNY at Albany Logo SUNY at Albany Albany, NY
3/5
26 : 1 17,544
Fordham University Logo Fordham University Bronx, NY
5/5
23 : 1 16,972
Long Island University Logo Long Island University Brookville, NY
5/5
33 : 1 15,546
Berkeley College-New York Logo Berkeley College-New York New York, NY
5/5
50 : 1 2,954
Monroe Community College Logo Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
2/5
43 : 1 11,572
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Logo CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
2/5
46 : 1 25,500
Suffolk County Community College Logo Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
2/5
78 : 1 25,230
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Logo CUNY LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
2/5
52 : 1 18,555

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