Vault's Rating 5 out of 5


  • Professors are tops in their field
  • Engaging classmates
  • Prestige = immediate job opportunities
  • New York City location means access to top U.S. law firms


  • Highly selective
  • Disappointing financial aid options
  • Tuition plus cost of living is expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Columbia University School of Law is located in New York City, the legal capital of the world. In the Vault Law 100, 9 of the Top 10 law firms are based in NYC. Unprecedented access to these firms makes the high tuition and cost of living worth the price.

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