Georgetown law has earned the highest spot in the rankings of America’s top law schools by Newsweek magazine.
The school’s ranking is based on the school’s graduation rates, retention rates, graduation rates for the class of 2019, student-to-faculty ratios, student enrollment, student loan debt, student aid, and graduation rates among law schools in the United States.
Georgetown ranked #1 in the magazine’s 2018 ranking of the nation’s law schools.
The news organization also ranked the school number one in its 2018 ranking for the top law school in the country.
The rankings were published Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2018.
Law School News and Information Director Chris Leach said Georgetown Law’s graduation rate, retention rate, graduation rate for the 2019 class of students, and student enrollment for 2019 were among the highest in the nation.
Georgetown’s retention rate of 86.6 percent for 2019 students is the highest among law school schools nationwide.
Georgetown has one of the highest graduation rates in the state of Virginia and the lowest retention rates of any of the state’s schools.
In addition, the school has a high graduation rate in all of its subjects.
Leach told Newsweek in an email, “Georgetown’s overall graduation rate and retention rates are among the best in the region, and the school also has the highest student-facilitated graduation rate among its peers.
The university is committed to increasing student engagement and student retention.”
The school also posted an overall student-athlete retention rate that was higher than the national average of 88 percent and one of only four law schools nationwide that did not post a lower retention rate than that.
The Georgetown Law School Law Review ranked #5 in its annual rankings of the top public law schools for 2019, according to Newsweek.
The publication reported the school was one of 14 law schools that received a 4.5 out of 5 in the 2019 Best Law Schools in America survey, which ranked law schools across the country according to student satisfaction, academic quality, graduation, and alumni retention.
Leath said the Georgetown Law review ranks based on students who attended a law school during their senior year, as well as a sample of graduates from its undergraduate and graduate programs.
Georgetown was also the first law school to be ranked among the top 50 law schools overall.
“Georgether is an incredibly dynamic and exciting place to study,” Leach added.
“It’s a school where a great many of the best minds in the field are located, and its alumni, students, faculty, and staff have a wide range of backgrounds and experience, so it’s a great place to be in the 21st century.”
Newsweek’s ranking of law schools nationally also ranked Georgetown Law as the fourth-best law school on the West Coast, with the rest of the law schools on the East Coast and on the coasts.
The magazine said Georgetown has a “strong and stable academic reputation,” and ranked the university number four in the best law schools rankings.
The Newsweek rankings were based on law school graduates entering the school in 2019, a subset of the students who entered the school as freshmen in 2019.
Newsweek ranked the top-ranked law school for 2019 in the West, ranking Georgetown #1, the second-ranked school in Louisiana and Louisiana State, and #4 in Florida.
Newsweek also ranked four other top law programs in Louisiana, Florida, and Louisiana Tech.
Georgetown is one of two private law schools ranked #3, #4, and in the top five in the American Bar Association’s 2018 list of the Top 100 Law Schools.
The top-rated private law school ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. News & School Board’s 2018 Law School Rankings.
Newsweek ranks law schools according to four factors: student-academic quality, quality of faculty, student retention, and retention rate.
Newsweek’s 2018 Best Law School lists 17 schools with an overall rating of “B,” the highest of any school in America, and a four-star rating, the fourth highest of the country, based on a total of 1,078 law schools and colleges nationwide.
Newsweek reports that the top private law program in the USA was the law school of former president William Howard Taft, which earned the “A” ranking in 2018.