Most Overrated & Underrated Schools

Peer RankPeer ScoreSchoolOverall RankDifference

152

1.7

Florida International University

100

-52

116

2

University of Tulsa

72

-44

128

1.9

New Hampshire

93

-35

99

2.2

Louisiana State University

72

-27

87

2.3

University of Arkansas

61

-26

109

2.1

West Virginia

83

-26

76

2.4

Baylor University

51

-25

76

2.4

Penn State

51

-25

109

2.1

Wayne State

87

-22

87

2.3

Seton Hall University

68

-19

58

2.6

Southern Methodist University

42

-16

67

2.5

University of Richmond

51

-16

109

2.1

Stetson

93

-16

109

2.1

St. Louis

93

-16

67

2.5

Nebraska

54

-13

35

3.1

University of Alabama

23

-12

43

3

Arizona State University

31

-12

99

2.2

Louisville

87

-12

35

3.1

University of Washington

24

-11

46

2.9

Brigham Young University

36

-10

67

2.5

University of Kentucky

58

-9

67

2.5

Oklahoma

58

-9

53

2.7

George Mason University

46

-7

35

3.1

University of Georgia

29

-6

 
Source: U.S. News & World Report 2015 ranking of the best law schools
For example, Florida International University jumped into the top 100 in 2015, yet is ranked over 50 spots below that among peers. Tulsa has risen from #99 in 2012 to #72 in 2015, yet is still ranked as the #116 school by academics. Louisiana State and Arkansas are very popular among people who hire entry-level attorneys, yet rank much lower among peers. And despite jumping 8 spots in the 2015 rankings, Brigham Young University was still pulled down by their peer assessment score. Imagine how high they could’ve climbed without that albatross!
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