University of South Carolina School of Law

Rank 84 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
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University of South Carolina School of Law is a law school located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school was ranked 84 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of South Carolina School of Law is approximately 213.

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 156 158 160
GPA 3.28 3.53 3.72
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1746 56
# Admissions offers 668 -
Class size 213 62
% Accepted 38.3% 56
% Yield 31.7% 53

During the 2022 application cycle, 1,746 people applied and 668 were offered admission.

University of South Carolina has a 1L class size of 213, and yield of 31.74%. 212 out of 668 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 31.74% 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 158. The 25th percentile LSAT is 156 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 160.

The median GPA is 3.53. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.28 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.72.

University of South Carolina School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 179 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 University of South Carolina School of Law cost per year?

In-state tuition
Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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PI Salary
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Employment rate
47th percentile
Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending University of South Carolina School of Law

In 2022, tuition was $27,740 and the annual cost of attending was $47,045 (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 private sector, a grad can expect to make $50,000.

49.7% of law graduates from University of South Carolina go directly to work for law firms, while 21.1% clerk for a judge. 7.0% of graduates go into public interest.

83.3% 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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Congrats!!!! @URMOMSLAWYER I received it in the packet about a week and a half later
Thank you so much!! @TerrifiedTerrier
applied a month ago, hoping I get something b4 spring break :(
Me too @MemberofKeating5
Has anyone gotten a decision today??
so am I R if status tracker says decision sent by email
no email yet
Did anyone get the "Communication about your status has been sent via email by the Admissions Team" and not see any email? R??
I did. I think best case waitlist
Probably, but it could be anything. They may just have sent that as a placeholder to people because they have spring break this upcoming week. Likely the admissions committee doesn’t meet during break, but the team may send out emails still.
Keep your head up! Wish everyone the best
For the people who received "communication about status emails " any word on the nature of it?
Nope...still haven't received any email–have any of y'all?
Just got the email. WL. Anyone know their opinion on LOCI?
@MemberofKeating5: for me, the status checker changed to "Congratulations- You have been admitted" .
I went UR early feb and still haven't gotten word back haha
seeing people that applied after me and getting decisions is freaking me out lmao
@HeartbreakingStatuesqueBread: I wrote a LOCI for UofSC! I was waitlisted in December
anyone got any recent decisions?
Mine has been sitting at pending verification since 3/1
I wonder when next wave is going to hit
mine went UR yesterday
is there an admitted students discord or group?
I haven't heard of one yet, but I would like to know too!
@MaterialWaitingRaven: I don't see one. Are you going to the admitted students day?
was hoping I got a decision before admitted students day :/
do you guys think my gpa will make up for my low lsat? Starting to think I have no chance of getting in
did anyone get an email about their fafsa being recieved?
anyone still waiting on a decision?
Still waiting