The Princeton Review Has Released its Best Law Schools for 2022 Ranking Lists

Lists Name Top 10 Law Schools in 14 Categories—UVA #1 on 3 Lists

NEW YORK, December 14, 2021 / —The Princeton Review®—the education services company known for its test prep, tutoring, and college and grad school rankings—today released its ranking lists of Best Law Schools for 2022.

The Princeton Review’s lists—accessible for free at —name the top 10 law schools in 14 categories. The company tallied the lists based on data from its surveys of 15,000 students attending 168 law schools in the U.S., and of administrators at the schools. (Ranking highlights follow.)

The University of Virginia School of Law is #1 on three of the ranking lists: Best Professors, Best Classroom Experience, and Best Quality of Life. The school also made three additional lists: Best Career Prospects (at #3), Best for Federal Clerkships (at #4), and Toughest to Get Into (at #5).

The Princeton Review's student survey for this project asked students to rate their law schools on dozens of topics and report on their experiences at the schools. The administrator survey collected data on everything from admission requirements, academic offerings, and financial aid to facts about enrolled students and information on graduates' employment.

Of the 14 categories of ranking lists, The Princeton Review tallied six lists based on student- and administrator-reported data. Five lists were based solely on student data, and three solely on administrator data.

Ranking lists based on student- and administrator-reported data, and the #1 schools on these lists for 2022 are:

    • Best Classroom Experience – University of Virginia   
    • Best Career Prospects – New York University (NY)
    • Most Diverse Faculty – Southern University (LA)
    • Greatest Resources for Women – Vermont Law School
    • Greatest Resources for Minority Students – St. Thomas University (FL)
    • Most Chosen by Older Students – University of the District of Columbia

Ranking lists based on student-reported data, and the #1 schools on these lists for 2022 are:

    • Best Quality of Life – University of Virginia
    • Best Professors – University of Virginia
    • Most Competitive Students – Baylor University (TX) 
    • Most Conservative Students – Ave Maria School of Law (FL)
    • Most Liberal Students – Northeastern University (MA)

Ranking lists based on administrator-reported data, and the #1 schools on these lists for 2022 are:

    • Toughest to Get Into – Yale University (CT)
    • Best for Federal Clerkships — University of Chicago (IL)
    • Best for State and Local Clerkships — Seton Hall University (NJ)

"Every school we chose for our list of Best Law Schools for 2022 offers outstanding academics," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor in chief. "We report law school ranking lists in several categories—in lieu of a mega-list, solely based on academics—for one reason: to help applicants identify the law school best for them. Our 14 ranking list categories report schools we have found to be exceptional for distinctions beyond academics—from characteristics of their campus culture to their career placement records—all of which law school applicants have told us matter to them.”

The Princeton Review website features profiles of 168 featured law schools. The profiles are annually updated with information about admission requirements, academic offerings, financial aid, campus life, and graduates' employment. The profiles also display The Princeton Review's ratings of the law schools in several categories. The ratings are scores from 60 to 99 based mainly on analyses of institutional data. The categories include Admissions Selectivity, Academic Experience, and Career ratings.

Today, The Princeton Review also reported its Best Business Schools for 2022 ranking lists of the Top 10 On-Campus MBA programs in 18 categories and its ranking list of the Top 50 Online MBA programs. The lists are accessible for free at

About The Princeton Review Law School Rankings

The Princeton Review's rankings of Best Law Schools for 2022 are based on data from the company's surveys of 15,000 students attending 168 law schools and of administrators at those schools. The surveys of students were conducted during the 2020-21, 2019–20, and 2018–19 academic years. The 80-question survey (completed at asked students about their schools’ academics, student body, and campus life, and about their career plans. On average, 85 students at each law school were surveyed. The surveys of administrators at the schools were conducted in 2020-21. Information about the methodology for the rankings can be found at

Note: all schools that participate in The Princeton Review surveys for its Best Law Schools project are considered for the ranking lists. Schools that do not participate are not considered.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review® is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review celebrated its 40th anniversary in November 2021. The company’s brand, now in its 21st year, is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 21 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit and the company's Media Center. Follow the company on Twitter (@ThePrincetonRev) and Instagram (@theprincetonreview).

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Contacts: Jeanne Krier, Publicist for The Princeton Review, and David Soto, Senior Director of Content Development for The Princeton Review,