Vault Rating: 4 out of 5


  • St. Louis location provides an urban lifestyle at an affordable price
  • Clinic program provides students with opportunities outside of the St. Louis area
  • Students appear to easily find jobs following graduation
  • Study abroad opportunities


  • Extremely selective admissions process
  • No part-time program, meaning students cannot work full-time to defray the cost of law school
  • Few students choose to clerk following graduation
  • High tuition without scholarships

The Bottom Line

  • Combining ample scholarship and loan re-payment opportunities with a low-cost of living, Washington School of Law provides a top-tier education to students for less than other top-tier schools. Although many students choose to stay in Missouri, upon graduation, students find employment in many large metropolitan areas in careers ranging from big law to public service.


Prestigiously ranked as a top 20 law school by the U.S. News and World Report, admission to the University of Washington School of Law is highly competitive. Only 189 students were enrolled in the class of 2016 out of 4,251 applicants. The class of 2016...  

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