yalelawUS News and World Reports released its 2019 Grad School ranking and only one Connecticut University can claim a slam dunk. The report placeed Yale law school as the number one law school in the country.

Yale Law founded in 1824 has 259 full and part time faculty and staff to serve 625 enrolled students in 2018 at a cost $62,170 tuition per year. Besides the high ranking students may be attracted to the grading system. The Law School does not use a traditional grading system. First year students receive no grades, later grades are measured by honors, pass, low pass, credit or failure.

The report highlighted the well known legal clinics at Yale [there are 20], saying, “students can immerse themselves in real-life legal experiences as early as their first year. Students represent real clients in domestic violence disputes, apartment eviction proceedings and more. In addition to clinical experience, students can test their legal smarts in workshops and on-campus centers.”

Stanford, Harvard, University of Chicago and Columbia University rounded out the top five law schools.

The University of Connecticut with 282 students and an in state student cost of $29,410 [59,582 out of state] came in tied for #50.

Quinnipiac University schools.with 237 students and a cost of $48,805 came in at #133.


Yale had a decent, if not quite Ivy League showing for its Engineering School with a #39 ranking and a cost of $41,000 per year (full-time) for 319 students.

UCONN's Engineering School came in at # 67, but at $14,500 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,812 per year (out-of-state, full-time), seems like a pretty good deal.


Yale University’s School of Management was ranked at #11, at a cost of $66,500 per head. New England rival Harvard, maintains its ranking as the number one business graduate school.

University of Connecticut’s -School of Business came in at #85, with a cost of $14,502 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,812 per year (out-of-state, full-time), 107 students.

No other Connecticut business schools were ranked.