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USC Gould School of Law

Rank 20 (USNWR 2024)
169
Median LSAT
3.88
Median GPA
12.5%
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 2024 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 2024 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 169. The 25th percentile LSAT is 165 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 169.

The median GPA is 3.88. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.77 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.96.

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

LSD has stats for 1,028 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
95.20%
Bar pass rate
98th 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
66.20%
Grads with debt
29th percentile
$127,594.00
Average debt
81st percentile

Cost of attending USC Gould School of Law

In 2024, 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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legalpara21
13:04
omg also got the decision finalized
ahhhh
legalpara21
13:07
according to reddit the email comes out 5-6pm pacific time
bruh fr
we really gotta wait all day
I got it just now
legalpara21
13:10
was it an email?
legalpara21
13:10
lmao i got the R
yeah email
sorry :(
legalpara21
13:11
lmao i was so close to withdrawing
legalpara21
13:11
im already deposited at another school anyway
Same lol
I spent the time on the app, least they could do is spend the time to read it then reject me
legalpara21
13:12
exactly let me waste their time
13:17
got rejected today, good luck to yall
MASSIVE R wave
SpookyRapidBunny
13:25
does usc send emails out all at once?
14:38
is this today?
14:38
I got DLS
SpookyRapidBunny
14:41
mine just updated... waiting on email
14:41
same
SpookyRapidBunny
14:43
ahh I just want to know lol
14:51
I got the update at 1pm CT so i'm assuming they're making WL R decisions rn and gonna blast em all at once
14:51
once you're thrown on a stack you get the update (working theory)
SpookyRapidBunny
14:52
Ive been assuming its an R but i missed the e wave last week.
SpookyRapidBunny
14:52
That theory makes sense though
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