Best Colleges with Legal Studies Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Legal Studies, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Legal Studies is a popular major and can be found at many different colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Legal Studies degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Legal Studies degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Legal Studies.

The Best Legal Studies Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 1 Legal Studies Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 118 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 118 Master's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
2 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 2 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 118 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 118 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
3 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 4 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 46 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 35 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
4 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 1 Legal Studies Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
5 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 3 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 157 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 123 Bachelor's degrees, and 34 Master's degrees.

Based on 96 Reviews
6 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
UW Seattle

University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 2 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 95 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 95 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 144 Reviews
7 Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University-Tempe offers 3 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 146 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 117 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Master's degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 152 Reviews
8 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami offers 2 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 34 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 St John's University-New York Queens, NY

St John's University-New York offers 4 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 89 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 89 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 2 Legal Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 114 students graduated in the study area of Legal Studies with students earning 114 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews

List of Legal Studies Schools in the U.S.

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  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
3/5
12 : 1 42,716
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
Arizona State University-Tempe Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ
3/5
27 : 1 51,984
University of Miami University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
11 : 1 16,825
St John's University-New York St John's University-New York Queens, NY
5/5
24 : 1 20,877
University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
3/5
21 : 1 29,269
University of California-Santa Cruz University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
3/5
27 : 1 17,868
Amherst College Amherst College Amherst, MA
5/5
8 : 1 1,795
American University American University Washington, DC
5/5
14 : 1 13,198
University Logo University of Georgia Athens, GA
3/5
18 : 1 36,130
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
United States Military Academy United States Military Academy West Point, NY 21 : 1 4,348
Claremont McKenna College Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,349
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
University of Denver University of Denver Denver, CO
5/5
14 : 1 11,797
United States Air Force Academy United States Air Force Academy USAFA, CO 25 : 1 4,111
Saint Louis University Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
11 : 1 17,047
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007
University of La Verne University of La Verne La Verne, CA
5/5
21 : 1 8,334
University of New Haven University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
18 : 1 6,786

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Getting a Legal Studies Degree Online

Schools offering online Legal Studies degrees

Online Legal Studies degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 221 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Legal Studies degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus 0 0 118 103 0
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 0 0 96 0 0
American Public University System 0 0 95 29 0
University of Maryland-University College 0 0 88 0 0
National Paralegal College 0 0 84 0 0
How many schools offer online Legal Studies degrees?
  • 3 Associate's
  • 24 Bachelor's
  • 14 Master's

What degrees do people get in Legal Studies?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 18 Colleges 65 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 105 Colleges 2,051 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 18 Colleges 88 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 3 Colleges 14 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 25 Colleges 367 Graduates

Legal Studies Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Legal Studies degree, there are many options for a traditional degree as well as higher education options. The most common path for those earning a degree in Legal Studies can figure a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most common Legal Studies degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Legal Studies degree that people obtain is a master's degree which indicates a focus on higher learning. This expresses that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a doctoral degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. When it comes to finding the right degree for you, find what would be a good match to your goals and flexibility as well as looking into what school options are available in order for you to earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a Legal Studies degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$2,553 Public In-State
$18,366 Private In-State
$6,488 Public Out-of-State
$18,366 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,898 Public In-State
$24,282 Private In-State
$21,808 Public Out-of-State
$24,282 Private Out-of-State

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