Best Law Schools in Kentucky

By | March 2, 2019

Are you pursing a law degree? The TopSchoolsintheUSA.com has generated the latest ranking of best law schools in Kentucky that provides Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). You can use the following list to pick a school that fits your needs. These law schools in Kentucky are ranked based on the student reviews, alumni surveys, assessment of peer institutions, and official data reported by each law college. In addition, we also provide average LSAT scores, GPA and acceptance rates for each of these law schools in Kentucky.

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Best Law Schools in Kentucky

National Ranking Best Law Programs
64 University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Acceptance rate: 40.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 155-161
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.32-3.8
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $18,306 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $31,716 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 415
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 94.2%University of Kentucky School of Law
94 University of Louisville (Brandeis) (Louisville, KY)
Acceptance rate: 31.2%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 152-158
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.2-3.68
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $16,716 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,128 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 363
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 91.8%University of Louisville School of Law
167 Northern Kentucky University (Chase) (Highland Heights, KY)
Acceptance rate: 53.2%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 151-156
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.07-3.56
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $15,886 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,644 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 352
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 87.9%Northern Kentucky University School of Law

Population of Kentucky

More than 4,340,000 people live in Kentucky (the twenty-sixth most populous state in the United States). The average population density in the state is about 41 people per km 2 (twenty-second place in the USA).

The largest cities in Kentucky are Louisville (Louisville, about 600,000 residents, twenty-seventh place in the list of the largest cities in the USA), Lexington (about 300,000 residents, sixty-third place), Bowling Green and Owensboro (about 60,000 residents), Covington (more than 40,000 residents). More than 25,000 people live in the state capital, Frankfort (only the states of Vermont, Maine, and South Dakota have smaller populations).

The largest urban agglomeration in Kentucky formed around Louisville (more than 1,300,000 people, forty-second place in the list of US metropolitan areas). It also includes the settlements of the neighboring state of Indiana, so the metropolis is sometimes called the nickname “Kentuckiana”. The second most populous metropolitan area in the state (and the 106th in the United States) exists around Lexington, with more than 470,000 people living here. A number of settlements in northern Kentucky are part of a giant (about 2,150,000 people, the twenty-seventh largest in the United States) metropolis that has grown around the Ohio city ​​of Cincinnati.

The racial composition of the population of Kentucky:

  • White – 87.8%
  • Black (African American) – 7.8%
  • Asians – 1.1%
  • Native Americans (Indians or Eskimos of Alaska) – about 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Oceanian – about 0.1%
  • Other races – 1.3%
  • Two or more races – about 1.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – about 3.1%

The largest ethnic (national) groups among the population of the state of Kentucky:

  • Germans – about 13%
  • Irish – about 11%
  • English – about 10%
  • Descendants of immigrants from Africa – about 8%

Before the American Civil War, African Americans made up about a quarter of the population of Kentucky, and later a large number of blacks moved to the industrial cities of the Northeast and Midwest of the United States. Most African Americans in Kentucky now live in the Louisville area.

The largest Kentucky populations by religion are:

  • Christians – about 53%, including:
    • Protestants – about 43%, including:
      • Baptists – about 24%
      • Methodists – about 5%
    • Catholics – about 10%
    • Orthodox – less than 1%
  • Muslims – less than 1%
  • Jews – less than 1%
  • Atheists – about 47%

Kentucky is part of the “Bible Belt”, where Protestants – Baptists are traditionally strong. Kentucky is home to several theological schools, including the Southern Baptist Convention Seminary and the Louisville Presbyterian Church.