Going to school for Pre-Law Studies is a valuable choice and naturally a mandatory first step for scholars choosing to begin a career as a paralegal, a law clerk, or a legal consultant. In fact, pre-law studies is a unique major ranking as the 333rd most popular major. Last year, there were 255 pre-law studies graduates. In-state tuition for pre-law studies at private colleges is, on average, 2.3 times more costly than their public counterparts.
With just 65 universities offering pre-law studies there could be a more finite list of the institutions you can choose from. If you're looking to surround yourself with other pre-law studies students, consider looking at institutions in Michigan which have the most undergrads admitted to pre-law studies annually. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in pre-law studies is in the Great Lakes region with Ball State University, Michigan State University, and Ohio Wesleyan University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in pre-law studies is the Big Ten Conference with Michigan State University representing the conference. From our list on the best colleges, our selection for the best university for pre-law studies is Michigan State University.
The 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There are tons of facets to think about when deciding on college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might change one's feelings of which college to attend. Here at Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which pre-law studies university is home to the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which school has the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and our pick of the college with the best student life for pre-law studies is Michigan State University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to discover more about Authority's top choices. Some of our conclusions will probably shock you.
If cost is a major factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might consider avoiding Ohio Wesleyan University. Ohio Wesleyan University is our most expensive college for pre-law studies, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive schools that might put the cost at Ohio Wesleyan University into perspective. You could also care to know that pre-law studies is the 288th most expensive degree in the US, with an average cost of $25,300. On a broader scale, the most costly state for pre-law studies in the nation is Ohio with costs at the main college, Ohio Wesleyan University, of $46,870. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for pre-law studies is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with Ball State University with a cost of $26,138, Michigan State University with a cost of $40,384, and Ohio Wesleyan University with a cost of $46,870.
Our cheapest region for pre-law studies is the Mid East region which is represented by Wilmington University with a cost of $11,430. On the bright side, the most affordable college for pre-law studies is Wilmington University. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.
In-state attendees can anticipate paying about $11,200 for a degree in pre-law studies. The cost grows dramatically to a median of $29,000 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our choice for the college representing the best value for pre-law studies: Michigan State University. On this page you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.
Earnings for pre-law studies students vary widely, but two years after leaving college students will regularly make around $69,900. There can be much variation in earnings; highest paid earners can enjoy pay up to $145,100. Even straight out of college, the lowest earning positions within the pre-law studies field make $32,900, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from pre-law studies come from National University and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.
The all-around diversity of pre-law studies lies quite poor, ranking within only the 19th percentile of majors nationally. The university with the highest composite diversity for pre-law studies is Liberty University and here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Pre-Law Studies only sits within the 93rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 14th percentile. White students compose the largest share, 77%, of scholars majoring in pre-law studies. Additionally, 51% of undergraduates seeking a pre-law studies degree are women.
The median ranking of pre-law studies professors is 4.5 stars, a score which is 13% better than the median for all majors; this is a fairly good score. If you are curious about the most popular pre-law studies instructor in the country, look no further than Mary Lyndon at Saint Johns University. This might be surprising, but the best rated instructors for pre-law studies by student are at Saint Johns University. If we including data beyond just rankings we find that the school with the best instructors for pre-law studies is Michigan State University. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest examples of professors in the country.
Finally, the hardest school to get into for pre-law studies is William Peace University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we do hope you understand that considering university through a lens mainly shaped by superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our more nuanced pages on individual colleges and read some of Authority's helpful background 'blog posts' on beneficial details to look out for as you continue your university search.