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Texas A&M law school cracks U.S. News’ top 100 list

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Less than four years after it took over from Texas Wesleyan University, Texas A&M University is now one of the top 100 law schools in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. 

The Texas A&M University School of Law, which was formerly associated with Texas Wesleyan University, climbed to 92 in the 2018 graduate school rankings. That’s up from 111 last year. The school wasn’t even ranked in 2014.  

The distinction of being in the top 100 is somewhat arbitrary, but undoubtedly important to how the school is perceived. Texas now has five schools in the top 100. The University of Texas at Austin is considered the best, with a ranking of 14.  

Check out other notable rankings below: 

Law school: 

14. UT-Austin 

46: Southern Methodist University 

51: Baylor University 

54. University of Houston 

92. A&M 


17. UT-Austin (Also ranked No. 1 specifically in accounting.) 

29. Rice University 

38 (tie). A&M

38 (tie). University of Texas at Dallas 

52. SMU 

65. Baylor 


11. UT-Austin 

38. A&M 

89. Baylor 

93. UH 


9. UT-Austin 

11. A&M 

29. Rice 

63. UT-Dallas 

73. UH 

73. University of Texas at Arlington 

94. Texas Tech University 

Disclosure: Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, Baylor University, the University of Houston, Rice University, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here. 

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