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USC Gould School of Law

Rank 16 (USNWR 2023)
168
Median LSAT
3.87
Median GPA
12.7%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • USC Gould School of Law
  • University of Southern California
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF
  • USC USC Gould

USC Gould School of Law is a law school located in Los Angeles, California. The school was ranked 16 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for USC Gould School of Law is approximately 223.

Admissions website: https://gould.usc.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@law.usc.edu

Admissions phone: (213) 821-5916

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USC Gould School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 165 168 169
GPA 3.76 3.87 3.94
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5867 92
# Admissions offers 745 -
Class size 223 73
% Accepted 12.7% 96
% Yield 29.3% 50

During the 2023 application cycle, 5,867 people applied and 745 were offered admission.

University of Southern California has a 1L class size of 223, and yield of 29.26%. 218 out of 745 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 29.26% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Southern California has a median LSAT of 168. The 25th percentile LSAT is 165 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 169.

The median GPA is 3.87. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.76 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.94.

USC Gould School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,034 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does USC Gould School of Law cost per year?

$73,998.00
Tuition
98th percentile
$99,002.00
CoA
95th percentile
66.20%
Grads with debt
29th percentile
$127,594.00
Average debt
81st percentile
$147,500.00
Salary, 25th %
98th percentile
$215,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$75,000.00
PI Salary
100th percentile
86.00%
Employment rate
100th percentile
95.20%
Bar pass rate
98th percentile

Cost of attending USC Gould School of Law

In 2023, tuition was $73,998 and the annual cost of attending was $99,002 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

USC Gould School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Southern California make $215,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $75,000.

79.3% of law graduates from University of Southern California go directly to work for law firms, while 2.7% clerk for a judge. 5.3% of graduates go into public interest.

95.2% of University of Southern California graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould School of Law is one of the most prominent and highly selective law schools in the United States. We are committed to excellence in every area of our school—from our esteemed faculty and diverse and outstanding student body, to our challenging curriculum. Our courses prepare students for their ultimate career goals by providing a foundational understanding of core legal doctrines as well as practical skills and tools.

As a student at USC, you’ll receive great support from our Graduate and International Programs office—a full-service staff dedicated exclusively to supporting international students. The office will guide you throughout your time at USC, and even after you graduate. Additionally, USC is very familiar with the needs of international students: we host 12,000 international students on our campus every year. You will also become a lifetime member of the Trojan Network, USC’s strong and vibrant alumni community.

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19:05
congrats ya'll!
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20:11
Congrats!!!
UppityPreviousHatchling
10:09
Did anyone who got a waitlist interview not get in?
hellokittylawyer
15:47
when did you guys receive requests for waitlist interviews? :)
hellokittylawyer
15:47
i got the feeler email but on request yet :(
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15:48
Same. Got the feeler but no meeting request. :'( Made it clear it was my top choice too.
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15:49
Here's hoping they have some more seats left.
shekkanie
15:10
for those who gone in recently, do you know when seat deposits are due? have you received an email about it?
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22:13
Shekkanie and EvasiveGaudyBadger, did you commit? Or do you plan to?
EvasiveGaudyBadger
15:20
Just committed!!! Hbu?
EvasiveGaudyBadger
15:20
Oh sorry I didn’t read the above comments
EvasiveGaudyBadger
15:21
Hopefully when they know who is committed from first round they’ll have more offers!
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15:23
Congrats! Fingers crossed!
Has anyone got an interview from the waitlist?
20:39
anyone know if they're planning on making more offers from the WL?
ateenytinyband
15:22
Had a WL interview and was told some As and Rs for WL are going out by EOD Friday
ateenytinyband
15:22
Good luck everyone!!! Fingers crossed for all of us
23:35
Is an interview required for admission off the WL?! I feel like I'm SOL!
ateenytinyband
17:30
Not sure if interview is required!
22:24
still nothing! getting really tired of waiting lol
cobaincudi
10:59
Hopefully more WL interview request get sent out.
20:27
crossing fingers and toes
Just got WL interview invite in the past hour
Any idea how many got sent out?🥹
22:10
seems like not that many at all
I know right
Im gonna dm u on reddit 🙏
15:38
anyone think USC is going to send a courtesy update re the status of the waitlist?
I just got an A today after being told multiple times that there is no more room, and not receiving an interview from them
20:27
Congrats!! Did the offer come with any scholarship?!
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