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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

2023 U.S. News Tax Rankings

6a00d8341c4eab53ef0240a490199b200b-250wiThe new 2023 U.S. News Tax Rankings include the tax programs at 186 law schools (the faculty survey had a 59% response rate). Here are the Top 50:

Rank Score School
1 4.8 NYU
2 4.4 Georgetown
3 4.2 Florida
3 4.2 Northwestern
5 4.0 Virginia
6 3.9 Chicago
6 3.9 Michigan
6 3.9 UCLA
9 3.8 Columbia
9 3.8 Harvard
9 3.8 Stanford
9 3.8 UC-Irvine
13 3.7 Boston College
13 3.7 Loyola-L.A.
15 3.6 Boston Univ.
15 3.6 Indiana (Maurer)
15 3.6 Texas
18 3.5 Duke
18 3.5 Penn
20 3.4 North Carolina
20 3.4 UC-Hastings
20 3.4 USC
20 3.4 Yale
24 3.3 Minnesota
24 3.3 San Diego
24 3.3 UC-Berkeley
27 3.2 George Washington
28 3.1 Brooklyn
28 3.1 Fordham
28 3.1 Pepperdine Caruso
28 3.1 Pittsburgh
28 3.1 Temple
28 3.1 UC-Davis
34 3.0 Cornell
34 3.0 Miami
34 3.0 Ohio State
34 3.0 Univ. of Washington
34 3.0 Washington Univ.
39 2.9 Alabama
39 2.9 Arizona State
39 2.9 BYU
39 2.9 Emory
39 2.9 Georgia
39 2.9 Villanova
45 2.8 Florida State
45 2.8 Notre Dame
45 2.8 Vanderbilt
45 2.8 Washington & Lee
49 2.7 Houston
49 2.7 Illinois
49 2.7 Kentucky
49 2.7 SMU
49 2.7 South Carolina
49 2.7 Utah

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

  • +19: Pittsburgh (#28)
  • +11: Fordham (#28), Pepperdine Caruso (#28), Temple (#28)
  • +8: BYU (#39)
  • +5: North Carolina (#20)

Here are the biggest downward moves:

  • -17: Florida State (#45)
  • -11: Arizona State (#39), Washington & Lee (#45)
  • -6: Yale (#20), Cornell (#34), Miami (#34), Washington University (#34), Vanderbilt (#45)
  • -5: Emory (#39), Villanova (#39)
  • -4: UC-Hastings (#20)

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

Rank Score School
1 4.8 NYU
2 4.4 Georgetown
3 4.2 Florida
3 4.2 Northwestern
5 3.8 UC-Irvine
6 3.7 Loyola-L.A.
7 3.6 Boston Univ.
8 3.3 San Diego
9 3.1 Temple
10 3.0 Miami
10 3.0 Univ. of Washington
10 3.0 Washington Univ.
13 2.9 Alabama
13 2.9 Emory
13 2.9 Villanova
16 2.7 Houston
16 2.7 SMU
18 2.6 Loyola-Chicago
19 2.5 Denver
20 2.1 Golden Gate
21 2.0 Chicago-Kent
21 2.0 DePaul
21 2.0 Wayne State
24 1.9 San Francisco
25 1.8 Baltimore
25 1.8 Chapman
27 1.7 New York Law School
28 1.6 Suffolk
29 1.5 Missouri-Kansas City
30 1.4 John Marshall (IL)
31 1.3 Capital
32 1.2 Western Michigan

Prior Years' U.S. News Tax Rankings:

U.S. News Specialty Rankings: 

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