Penn Law Ranks 7th on U.S. News List

Temple, Rutgers, Villanova in Top 100.

Philadelphia Business Journal reports on the new law school rankings from U.S. News and World Report: Penn is the area’s top law school, according to the rankings, and it isn’t close:

University of Pennsylvania Law Schoolwas ranked seventh on the list for the fifth consecutive year. The law schools ahead of it are Yale UniversityHarvard University,Stanford UniversityColumbia University, the University of Chicago and New York University. Penn Law has 786 full-time students, up from 776 last year and 805 two years ago. Tuition increased slightly to $54,992 from $53,138 last year and $50,718 two years ago.

How other area schools ranked:

Temple: 61.

Rutgers-Camden: 81.


Drexel: 129.

Widener University: Unranked.

PBJ reports: “The  methodology for the rankings includes 12 factors, such as quality assessment and peer ranking, selectivity, placement success, faculty resources and specialty rankings.”