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University of South Dakota Law School

Rank 133 (USNWR 2022)
150
Median LSAT
3.44
Median GPA
69.0%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • University of South Dakota Law School
  • University of South Dakota
  • SOUTH DAKOTA, UNIVERSITY OF
  • USD

University of South Dakota Law School is a law school located in Vermillion, South Dakota. The school was ranked 133 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of South Dakota Law School is approximately 79.

Admissions website: https://www.usd.edu/Admissions-and-Aid

Admissions email: law@usd.edu

Admissions phone: 605.658.3505

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

University of South Dakota Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 148 150 153
GPA 3.06 3.44 3.74
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 303 2
# Admissions offers 209 -
Class size 79 3
% Accepted 69.0% 1
% Yield 37.8% 75

During the 2022 application cycle, 303 people applied and 209 were offered admission.

University of South Dakota has a 1L class size of 79, and yield of 37.80%. 79 out of 209 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 37.80% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of South Dakota has a median LSAT of 150. The 25th percentile LSAT is 148 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 153.

The median GPA is 3.44. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.06 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.74.

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

LSD has stats for 11 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 Dakota Law School cost per year?

$36,334.00
Tuition
13th percentile
$16,794.00
In-state tuition
$52,859.00
CoA
13th percentile
76.60%
Grads with debt
69th percentile
$53,920.00
Average debt
1st percentile
$54,000.00
Salary, 25th %
15th percentile
$57,000.00
Salary
5th percentile
$54,658.00
PI Salary
26th percentile
62.70%
Employment rate
68th percentile
75.50%
Bar pass rate
45th percentile

Cost of attending University of South Dakota Law School

In 2022, tuition was $36,334 and the annual cost of attending was $52,859 (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 Dakota Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of South Dakota make $57,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $54,658.

40.8% of law graduates from University of South Dakota go directly to work for law firms, while 24.5% clerk for a judge. 12.2% of graduates go into public interest.

75.5% of University of South Dakota graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of South Dakota Law School

As the premier South Dakota law school, we uniquely prepare our students to practice law all over the country. Ranked as a national leader in judicial clerkships, the USD Knudson School of Law ensures that you don't just graduate with a first-class education, but prepared for a lifelong law career. We make our JD degree affordable, meaning you're getting a world-class education from a leading, flagship university while paying only a fraction of the tuition cost you might pay at other schools.

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