The Worst Law Schools for Student Debt

Full Debt-Financed Cost of Attendance

School Debt at Repayment (Non-Resident) Monthly Payment – 10 Year Plan (Non-Resident) Percent Paying Full Tuition
Columbia University $317,429 $3,666 56.9%
New York University $317,426 $3,666 64.0%
Stanford University $317,066 $3,662 47.6%
Harvard University $312,224 $3,605 50.4%
University of Southern California $310,438 $3,584 22.9%
University of Chicago $302,201 $3,488 26.0%
Georgetown University $302,145 $3,488 63.1%
University of Pennsylvania $301,027 $3,475 53.6%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University $299,932 $3,462 35.9%
Cornell University $299,747 $3,460 50.5%
Fordham University $297,451 $3,433 50.9%
George Washington University $295,802 $3,414 44.1%
Southwestern Law School $293,496 $3,387 60.8%
Northwestern University $292,406 $3,374 55.7%
Pepperdine University $292,011 $3,370 43.7%
Hofstra University $290,316 $3,350 47.5%
Brooklyn Law School $289,376 $3,339 21.7%
Duke University $288,654 $3,330 16.7%
Loyola Marymount University $288,348 $3,327 58.0%
Baylor University $286,911 $3,310 28.0%
University of California-Hastings $286,907 ($277,913 for Residents) $3,310 ($3,197 for Residents ) 23.1%
Arizona Summit Law school $286,591 $3,306 54.6%
University of California-Berkeley $286,097 ($279,531 for Residents) $3,300 ($3,224 for Residents) 38.0%
Emory University $285,431 $3,293 19.9%
University of Virginia $285,415 ($279,376 for Residents) $3,293 ($3,222 for Residents) 62.2%
Yale University $283,388 $3,269 42.0%
UCLA $281,029 ($264,618 for Residents) $3,241 ($3,050 for Residents) 20.1%
University of California-Davis $276,040 ($242,217 for Residents) $3,183 ($2,789 for Residents) 28.1%
University of California-Irvine $275,597 ($259,123 for Residents) $3,178 ($2,986 for Residents) 10.6%
Vanderbilt University $273,764 $3,157 10.6%
Washington University (St. Louis) $272,361 $3,140 23.8%
University of Michigan $271,727 ($261,078 for Residents) $3,133 ($3,009 for Residents) 27.0%
University of Notre Dame $269,869 $3,111 32.7%
University of Texas $258,183 ($200,670 for Residents) $2,975 ($2,304 for Residents) 16.9%
Thomas M. Cooley Law School $257,091 $2,962 42.5%
University of North Carolina $246,355 ($182,044 for Residents) $2,837 ($2,087 for Residents) 12.5%
Arizona State University $238,962 ($182,670 for Residents) $2,751 ($2,094 for Residents) 43.9%
University of Alabama $211,979 ($154,902 for Residents) $2,436 ($1,771 for Residents) 31.6%

 

Source: Law School Transparency