Best Legal and Law colleges in the U.S.

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 the U.S. for 2021

University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
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University of New Haven offers 42 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,076 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 816 Bachelor's degrees, 212 Master's degrees, 38 Certificates, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

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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.

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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.

Virginia Commonwealth University offers 13 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 695 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 628 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University offers 20 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 272 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 134 Doctoral degrees, 86 Master's degrees, 41 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Certificates.

George Washington University offers 38 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 864 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 504 Doctoral degrees, 275 Master's degrees, 58 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.

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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Texas A & M University-College Station offers 8 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 249 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 129 Doctoral degrees, 50 Master's degrees, 47 Certificates, and 23 Bachelor's degrees.

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University of Central Florida offers 9 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 868 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 786 Bachelor's degrees, and 82 Master's degrees.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 27 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 890 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 305 Certificates, 287 Master's degrees, 197 Doctoral degrees, and 101 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Legal and Law colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of New Haven Logo University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
25 : 1 6,793
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
Virginia Commonwealth University Logo Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
3/5
23 : 1 29,757
Drexel University Logo Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
22 : 1 24,205
George Washington University Logo George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
24 : 1 27,814
Hofstra University Logo Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
5/5
22 : 1 10,804
Texas A & M University-College Station Logo Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX
3/5
24 : 1 68,726
University of Central Florida Logo University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
2/5
44 : 1 69,402
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159
University of Phoenix-Arizona Logo University of Phoenix-Arizona Phoenix, AZ
3/5
746 : 1 94,724
American Public University System Logo American Public University System Charles Town, WV
2/5
132 : 1 45,249
Rio Salado College Logo Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
2/5
406 : 1 19,103
American River College Logo American River College Sacramento, CA
1/5
78 : 1 31,265
Saint Leo University Logo Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
4/5
68 : 1 10,912
University of Phoenix-California Logo University of Phoenix-California Ontario, CA
3/5
  4,740
Columbia Southern University Logo Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
2/5
72 : 1 20,034
Liberty University Logo Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
4/5
83 : 1 85,586
Western Illinois University Logo Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
16 : 1 7,624
Georgetown University Logo Georgetown University Washington, DC
5/5
19 : 1 19,593

Top schools offering Legal and Law degrees in the U.S.