The University of Tulsa College of Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2016 edition of its annual book, “The Best 173 Law Schools” and on its website at princetonreview.com.
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, “We recommend The University of Tulsa College of Law as one of the best institutions to earn a law school degree. We chose the 173 schools in this book based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 19,700 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.” The Princeton Review’s survey asked students at the 173 law schools about their school’s academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys that were used for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2014-15, 2013-14, and 2012-13 academic years.
The book’s two-page school profiles have sections reporting on academics, student life, admissions information, and graduates’ employment data. The profiles also have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2014-15 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting and Professors Accessible.
The Princeton Review explains the basis for each rating score in the book and on its site, princetonreview.com. The Princeton Review does not rank the law schools in the book from 1 to 173, or name one law school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 law schools in various categories. Ten lists are based entirely or partly on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the business schools. A few lists, such as “Best Career Prospects,” use both student survey and institutional data. The list, “Toughest to Get Into,” is based solely on institutional data.
The Princeton Review explains its methodology for its ranking lists in the book at princetonreview.com/law-school-rankings/ranking-methodology.