Quote from another thread
University of Washington (#20)
UW's huge jump in the USNWR ranking indeed helped them.http://www.law.washington.edu/Admission
which is strange because their employment data suggests the school belongs closer to the dumpster and they offer absolutely no scholarship at all for $40k/yr.... they don't even do what many other state-schools do (like Georgia) which gives mostly scholarship only in the form of "in-state tuition waivers" (~$50k) so OOSers pay in-state fees.
UWash doesn't even present the illusion of being generous with aid, even with fee waivers. The only fee waivers they grant are those obligated by LSAC.
This all is insane given they only have 96/182 in "full-time, long term" employment... a very generous inclusion of jobs, especially when only 14% get either "biglaw" (also generously defined as 100+) or federal clerkships. 45% of graduates were either unemployed, employed with government/public jobs unlikely to be good, in solo practice or graduate school/school-funded positions.
Seems to me that school is among the largest rankings scammers out there, aside from perhaps arizona state. I can't imagine why anyone would consider that school under any circumstances (even in-state is $30k/yr). They give no fee waivers, no aid, have bad employment prospects and charge outrageous tuition.
tl;dr in my probably uninformed opinion, UWash comes off as a bigger scam than most T1 schools.
edit: solicited from BC 10/9 (I think). I got an email saying they'd email me back about my fee waiver request later today.