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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 1,030 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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Ijustwannagetinman
17:20
@VoraciousStatuesqueAlligator: lol they told me the same!
CrowdedStingyMandrill
17:32
USC done for good?
I'm confused.. In the WL email it says that "You only need to send us one continued interest note."
So do we send one or not?
frozenfossil
14:03
wave coming today
Ijustwannagetinman
15:13
@CrowdedStingyMandrill: obviously not done for good lol they haven’t gone through half the applications
Got the WL today.
So no wl/r today being a November applicant is good?
casafromtx
22:12
Lol just went UR exactly 3 months after applying
14:04
I'm actually excited to hear that, tomorrow is three months for me and I've been bracing myself for another month stuck on complete
I think usc moved again for me
TheFriendlyLorax
18:54
Has anyone tried asking for a decision because of an approaching deposit deadline? And if so, has it worked?
19:14
Just got a “decision finalized” notification from Lawhub
19:14
It’s Joever
TheFriendlyLorax
19:34
Thursdays are their A days, so there’s hope. When did you apply/go under review if you don’t mind me asking? @casafromtx
20:12
I applied 01/07, went UR 04/08
I'm withdrawing. Not even UR yet, but got the email that they won't review me for Rothman. Waste of time writing an essay
20:21
Ooof. It was an R
20:22
Email finally came through
TheFriendlyLorax
20:24
I’m sorry, but UCLA is amazing. You should be incredibly proud to have gotten accepted. Went there for undergrad, and I loved it
@HugeSlowSatyr: fair but it is only one person who gets that scholarship, worth a shot.
Damn this one hit different
CopticStrong
22:12
Anyones move to the top of lawhub?
CopticStrong
22:12
04/11
SkillfulLeanPanther
22:34
Yes
TwinPeacock
8:52
Do law schools eventually send rejection letters to waitlisted candidates?
13:31
Finally under review after 3+ months. Looks like the rejections are the only quick decisions so I'll try not to get too excited
poookeee
13:51
same just went UR'd
Ijustwannagetinman
13:54
Ugh did anybody apply in January?
poookeee
15:40
i did! jan 9th.
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