The Worst Law Schools for Student Debt

Debt-Financed Attendance with Median DIscount

SchoolDebt at Repayment (Non-Resident)Monthly Payment – 10 Year Plan (Non-Resident)Percentage Receiving Median or MoreMedian Discount
Columbia University$263,694$3,03921.6%$15,000
SUNY Buffalo$253,482 ($174,410 for Residents)$2,920 ($1,998 for Residents)29.5%$5,000
Fordham University$252,674$2,91124.5%$12,500
University of Chicago$248,466$2,86237.0%$15,000
Arizona Summit Law School$247,186$2,84722.7%$11,000
Cornell University$246,013$2,83324.8%$15,000
New York University$245,780$2,83018.0%$20,000
Harvard University$245,019$2,82224.8%$15,000
John Marshall Law School (Chicago)$238,976$2,75133.3%$10,000
University of Southern California$238,792$2,74938.5%$20,000
George Washington University$238,485$2,74527.9%$16,000
University of Utah$237,491 ($148,357 for Residents)$2,734 ($1,694 for Residents)26.5%$7,034
University of North Carolina$236,940 ($172,629 for Residents)$2,727 ($1,977 for Residents)43.8%$2,628
University of Pennsylvania$236,546$2,72323.2%$18,000
University of Connecticut$235,919 ($124,693 for Residents)$2,715 ($1,422 for Residents)35.7%$11,300
Tuoro College$235,423$2,71032.1%$9,000
American Universiy$235,330$2,70922.0%$10,000
Stanford University$234,458$2,69826.2%$23,060
Georgetown University$230,500$2,65218.5%$20,000
University of California-Hastings$230,306 ($220,593 for Residents)$2,650 ($2,537 for Residents)38.5%$15,800
Duke University$224,172$2,57841.7%$18,000
University of Texas$223,435 ($165,923 for Residents)$2,570 ($1,899 for Residents)41.5%$9,700
Catholic University of America$222,926$2,56430.8%$12,500
Southwestern Law School$221,851$2,55119.6%$20,000
Northwestern University$220,760$2,53922.1%$20,000
University of Michigan$217,994 ($207,334)$2,506 ($2,382)36.5%$15,000
University of California-Berkeley$214,789 ($208,223 for Residents)$2,469 ($2,392 for Residents)31.0%$19,906
Emory University$213,786$2,45740.1%$20,000
UCLA$209,382 ($192,973 for Residents)$2,406 ($2,215 for Residents)39.9%$20,000
University of Notre Dame$205,338$2,35933.7%$18,000
Yale University$204,255$2,34629.0%$22,090
Vanderbilt University$202,118$2,32144.7%$20,000
Thomas M. Cooley Law School$201,676$2,31628.7%$15,469
University of Virginia$195,858 ($189,818 for Residents)$2,248 ($2,178 for Residents)18.9%$25,000
University of California-Irvine$190,862 ($174,388 for Residents)$2,190 ($1,998 for Residents)44.7%$23,654
University of California-Davis$186,483 ($152,660 for Residents)$2,139 ($1,745 for Residents)36.0%$25,000
Arizona State University$185,229 ($128,935 for Residents)$2,124 ($1,468 for Residents)28.0%$15,000
Washington University (St. Louis)$179,222$2,05438.1%$26,000
University of Alabama$158,244 ($101,168 for Residents)$1,810 ($1144 for Residents)34.2%$15,000
University of Iowa$120,689 ($60,423 for Residents)1372 ($674 for Residents)38.9%$23,453

 
Source: Law School Transparency
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