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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

2022 U.S. News Tax Rankings

6a00d8341c4eab53ef0240a490199b200b-250wiThe new 2022 U.S. News Tax Rankings include the tax programs at 186 law schools (the faculty survey had a 58% response rate). Here are the Top 50:

Rank Score School
1 4.8 NYU
2 4.4 Florida
3 4.3 Georgetown
4 4.2 Northwestern
4 4.2 Virginia
6 4.0 Chicago
6 4.0 UC-Irvine
8 3.9 Harvard
8 3.9 Michigan
8 3.9 UCLA
11 3.8 Columbia
11 3.8 Loyola-L.A.
11 3.8 Stanford
14 3.7 Boston College
14 3.7 Yale
16 3.6 Boston Univ.
16 3.6 Duke
16 3.6 Indiana (Maurer)
16 3.6 Texas
16 3.6 UC-Hastings
21 3.5 Penn
21 3.5 San Diego
23 3.4 UC-Berkeley
23 3.4 USC
25 3.3 Minnesota
25 3.3 North Carolina
27 3.2 UC-Davis
28 3.1 Arizona State
28 3.1 Cornell
28 3.1 Florida State
28 3.1 George Washington
28 3.1 Miami
28 3.1 Washington Univ.
34 3.0 Emory
34 3.0 Ohio State
34 3.0 Villanova
34 3.0 Univ. of Washington
34 3.0 Washington & Lee
39 2.9 Alabama
39 2.9 Colorado
39 2.9 Fordham
39 2.9 Georgia
39 2.9 Georgia State
39 2.9 Pepperdine Caruso
39 2.9 Temple
39 2.9 Vanderbilt
47 2.8 BYU
47 2.8 Iowa
47 2.8 Loyola-Chicago
47 2.8 Notre Dame
47 2.8 Pittsburgh
47 2.8 Tulane

Among the law schools in the tax rankings last year, here are the biggest upward moves:

  • +24: Colorado (#39)
  • +21: Iowa (#47)
  • +16: Tulane (#47), Georgia State (#39)
  • +14: Cornell (#28), George Washington (#28), Emory (#34)
  • +9: Arizona State (#28), Florida State (#28), Vanderbilt (#39)

Here are the biggest downward moves:

  • -21: Pittsburgh (#47)
  • -15: BYU (#47)
  • -8: USC (#23)
  • -7: Alabama (#39), Fordham (#39)
  • -6: Pennsylvania (#21)

Here are the rankings of law schools with graduate tax programs:

Rank Score School
1 4.8 NYU
2 4.4 Florida
3 4.3 Georgetown
4 4.2 Northwestern
5 4.0 UC-Irvine
6 3.9 Michigan
7 3.8 Loyola-L.A.
8 3.6 Boston Univ.
9 3.5 San Diego
10 3.1 Miami
10 3.1 Washington Univ.
12 3.0 Univ. of Washington
12 3.0 Villanova
14 2.9 Alabama
14 2.9 Temple
16 2.8 Loyola-Chicago
17 2.7 Houston
17 2.7 SMU
19 2.6 Denver
20 2.2 DePaul
21 2.1 Baltimore
21 2.1 Chicago-Kent
21 2.1 Wayne State
24 2.0 Chapman
25 1.9 Missouri-Kansas City
25 1.9 New York Law School
27 1.8 Golden Gate
28 1.6 UIC-John Marshall
29 1.5 Capital
30 1.1 Western Michigan

Prior Years' U.S. News Tax Rankings:

2022 U.S. News Specialty Rankings:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/03/2022-us-news-tax-rankings.html

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