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University of South Carolina School of Law

Rank 60 (USNWR 2023)
159
Median LSAT
3.61
Median GPA
37.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of South Carolina
  • SOUTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF

University of South Carolina School of Law is a law school located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school was ranked 60 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of South Carolina School of Law is approximately 206.

Admissions website: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/law/admissions/index.php/

Admissions email: usclaw@law.sc.edu

Admissions phone: (803) 777-6605.

Can I get into University of South Carolina School of Law with aGPA andLSAT?

University of South Carolina School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 156 159 161
GPA 3.35 3.61 3.83
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1754 57
# Admissions offers 660 -
Class size 206 65
% Accepted 37.6% 57
% Yield 31.2% 57

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,754 people applied and 660 were offered admission.

University of South Carolina has a 1L class size of 206, and yield of 31.21%. 206 out of 660 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 31.21% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of South Carolina has a median LSAT of 159. The 25th percentile LSAT is 156 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 161.

The median GPA is 3.61. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.35 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.83.

University of South Carolina School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 209 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 University of South Carolina School of Law cost per year?

$41,500.00
Tuition
11th percentile
$23,722.00
In-state tuition
$61,001.00
CoA
11th percentile
69.30%
Grads with debt
41st percentile
$108,770.00
Average debt
64th percentile
$65,000.00
Salary, 25th %
49th percentile
$70,000.00
Salary
28th percentile
$49,903.00
PI Salary
6th percentile
53.20%
Employment rate
46th percentile
82.00%
Bar pass rate
67th percentile

Cost of attending University of South Carolina School of Law

In 2023, tuition was $41,500 and the annual cost of attending was $61,001 (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.

University of South Carolina School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of South Carolina make $70,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $49,903.

55.0% of law graduates from University of South Carolina go directly to work for law firms, while 25.1% clerk for a judge. 4.7% of graduates go into public interest.

82.0% of University of South Carolina graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of South Carolina School of Law

The University of South Carolina School of Law, established in 1867, is located in Columbia, South Carolina. With a metropolitan population approaching 700,000, Columbia combines the advantages of a progressive, growing area with the pace of a smaller city. The School of Law has located two blocks from the state capitol. As the seat of state government, Columbia is home to the South Carolina Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, federal district and bankruptcy courts, South Carolina criminal and civil courts, and courts of special jurisdiction. As part of a major research university, law students can take advantage of rich interdisciplinary opportunities and a lively social and athletic scene. Columbia residents enjoy easy access to the mountains and the beautiful South Carolina low country and coastal region. The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1924.

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my status portal says that there was a conflict in my data in the CAS report area. What does that mean?
19:31
Just went ahead and put my seat deposit down, can’t wait for this fall!
10:12
See you in the fall Semi!
20:08
What did others wear during admitted students day? I’m going to the one in March and don’t know what to wear lol
YesIWorkinIP
10:11
Business Casual. Nothing too dressy but also not shorts and a tshirt.
11:39
Awesome thanks!!
anyone know how long a decision takes after UR? ive been ur for exactly 3 weeks now
^i'm in the same boat
It varies but I was UR for almost a month before my acceptance.
17:37
Average is about 3 or 4 weeks before UR, but USC doesn't review in order so it varies
17:37
*after UR
TigerRag222
22:58
does status checker tell you the decision or just inform of an email with decision?
23:12
Tells you first, then an email a few hours later
10:57
for those who were waitlisted, did you accept a spot on the list? and does anyone know how many people off waitlist they've taken in past cycles?
11:49
I did, it seems to be a few every year but it may be tough this year because applications are up
11:49
I went WL -> A
12:28
what was your timeline for getting waitlisted/ getting of waitlist?
12:29
i honestly was expecting an R from USC based on my stats, but want to be hopeful after getting WL
15:43
I believe it was about a month
do they release decisions at random times of the day?
20:19
First thing around 8
badbitty777
9:58
does anyone know if they reimburse for admitted students day?
11:31
@badbitty777: I am not aware of them doing that but you should call and ask.
13:03
For any locals, would you recommend moving to Lexington? I’m from Florida and have no idea about any suburbs up there lol
@Semi: Lexington is fine as far as suburbs go but you'll have a hard time getting into the law school area on gameday between football and basketball season
10:32
Awesome thanks!
Lexington is going to be close to a 45 min commute depending on traffic plus finding parking at the law school. Look into Old Shandon, Shandon, Rosewood, Cayce. There is a Facebook group "University of South Carolina Off-Campus housing" where you can find roommates and rooms to rent
Semi
15:04
Thanks! Yeah defiantly not wanting that long of a commute, I’ll look into the areas you recommended!
Semi
15:05
Getting super excited to visit in a couple weeks
Semi
15:05
Definitely*
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