University of Kentucky College of Law

University of Kentucky College of Law

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University of Kentucky College of Law, in Lexington, Ky., is the best value law school in the region and the seventh best in the nation.

The law school combines low in-state tuition, at $19,404, with a region-best bar pass rate, 94.78 percent, and a region-best employment rate, at 87.3 percent.

“I think one of the stand-out aspects of our law school is our focus on finding our graduates jobs,” said Dean David Brennen. “We have an expansive view of the job market and we work very hard. About 75 percent of our students find jobs in Kentucky and the other 25 percent are in other states across the country.”

Non-resident tuition is also affordable, at $33,618, helping keep the overall debt to a region-low $75,738. Cost of living is also low at, $15,996.

Although its enrollment of 415 students is about average for the region, it has the second smallest class size for first-years at 48. The school is more difficult to get into than most in the region, with LSAT and GPA ranges falling behind only Ohio State University and Indiana University — Bloomington.

Published in Winter 2014

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75th Percentile1573.74
25th Percentile1513.23
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$9250
Percent receiving grants74.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 94.70%
NJ Employment90.90
Bar Passage78.45%
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