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USC Gould School of Law

Rank 20 (USNWR 2022)
168
Median LSAT
3.82
Median GPA
13.0%
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 20 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for USC Gould School of Law is approximately 212.

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 3.6 3.82 3.9
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6839 92
# Admissions offers 886 -
Class size 212 60
% Accepted 13.0% 95
% Yield 22.9% 14

During the 2022 application cycle, 6,839 people applied and 886 were offered admission.

University of Southern California has a 1L class size of 212, and yield of 22.91%. 203 out of 886 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 22.91% 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 3.82. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.6 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.9.

USC Gould School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,202 applicants for the 2021-2022 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?

$70,998.00
Tuition
98th percentile
$97,404.00
CoA
96th percentile
62.20%
Grads with debt
12th percentile
$128,073.00
Average debt
63rd percentile
$170,000.00
Salary, 25th %
91st percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$58,120.00
PI Salary
45th percentile
76.20%
Employment rate
86th percentile
91.60%
Bar pass rate
83rd percentile

Cost of attending USC Gould School of Law

In 2022, tuition was $70,998 and the annual cost of attending was $97,404 (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 $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $58,120.

80.7% of law graduates from University of Southern California go directly to work for law firms, while 2.3% clerk for a judge. 8.0% of graduates go into public interest.

91.6% 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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Im a bit confused for USC, does the status ever say under review? Been sitting at complete for a minute now
22:00
@SkillfulKindheartedRoadrunner: yes, it does go under review, but i do think in some cases people get decisions while their portal status remains at the complete stage
USC needs a reality check SMH
thanks @nhalws
ateenytinyband
17:15
@SkillfulKindheartedRoadrunner: I didn't even notice mine change to IR but it has been for a while now and I'm DYINGGG waiting
CatToeBean
17:31
mine just changed to Under Review, 2 months after becoming Complete.... WUT
ateenytinyband
13:07
crossing my fingers for a lucky A wave this friday
SummerDM
15:32
USC out here giving me a heart attack
AspiringBirdLawyer
15:35
Did y’all get that email rn too??
SummerDM
15:37
Just did, im going to blindly assume it is a soft A
shekkanie
15:37
i got the email!
shekkanie
15:37
i think everyone got it?
does everyone get the prerequisites email or does that mean we r A’s?
SummerDM
15:39
I honestly think everyone gets it, but a man can dream
AspiringBirdLawyer
15:41
USC don’t give me a heart attack challenge (impossible)
thebosh
15:43
what does this MEAN
AspiringBirdLawyer
15:51
According to Reddit, it means nothing
Nad
17:23
what is the email about the residency?
ateenytinyband
17:27
Does anyone know what time the A wave has been coming on Fridays?? Gonna try to not be panicking all day if it's possible
I think it was early afternoon last week but idk exactly what time
anyone's status checker change?
@WastefulNervousRat: mine finally moved to UR
applied in oct
AspiringBirdLawyer
14:23
@RelievedOrangeJackal: early afternoon ET or PT?
GeneralAbhorrentKoala
15:12
any waves today?
@AspiringBirdLawyer: just looked at the Reddit posts and it was around 2:45 PT
16:57
@SkillfulKindheartedRoadrunner: for USC you have to actually go to the actual website
16:57
my UR didnt update for some reason
any predictions for usc medians? when I compare 19-20 cycle to last years it has me on an anxiety roller coaster...
CatToeBean
16:57
it really depends on class sizes.. only way they can maintain their medians is if the T20 gets an overall reduction in class size