College of Law

Toledo Law Ranked No. 4 Best Law School for Women by Princeton Review

Dec. 15, 2020

The University of Toledo College of Law is one of the best law schools in the country for women in a prestigious ranking that focuses on student experience and success.

Princeton Review once again selected The University of Toledo College of Law in its list of top 164 law schools titled "Best Law Schools 2021." The college moved up one spot to No. 4 on the national list of the top 10 law schools with the "Greatest Resources for Women."

Princeton Review identified which law schools offer the greatest resources for women based on the percentage of the student body who identify as women, as well as on student answers to a survey question on whether all students are afforded equal treatment by students and faculty regardless of their gender.

"Women students really excel at Toledo Law, in part because there is safety and comfort in numbers, and women students make up more than 58% of our student body," said Professor Nicole Buonocore Porter, the faculty advisor to the law school's Women's Law Student Association and a past winner of The University of Toledo's Outstanding University Woman Award. "But more importantly, Toledo Law is a great place for women students because of the faculty. All of our faculty members are talented and committed classroom teachers. But our women faculty members are also very compassionate educators. They will go to great lengths to make sure our students feel supported and are getting the most out of their legal education."

The Best Law Schools rankings are based on data from the company's surveys of 14,000 students and administrators at 164 law schools.

The Princeton Review's 80-question student survey asked law school students about their schools' academics, student body, and campus life. It also included questions for the respondents about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys were conducted during the 2019-20, 2018-19, and 2017-18 academic years.

The company also selected schools based on an analysis of institutional data collected from surveys of law school administrators during the 2019-20 academic year. The institutional survey covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about currently enrolled students as well as graduates' employment.

"We report law school ranking lists in 14 categories—instead of a mega-list, solely based on academics—for one reason: to help applicants identify the law school best for them," said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of the Princeton Review. "Our lists name schools that are stand-outs on matters law school applicants have told us are important to them—from career prospects to campus culture distinctions."

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, the company helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House.

Last Updated: 12/15/20