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USC Gould School of Law

Rank 16 (USNWR 2023)

Applicants for the class of 2021 , matriculating 2018

655 applicants for the 2017 - 2018  cycle
7 / 106  , 160 rejected, 65 waitlisted, 172 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
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
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 162 165 169
GPA 3.43 3.64 3.81
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 162 165 168
GPA 3.45 3.59 3.77
Softs - - -
Scholarship - - $129,083
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 69
Days from UR to decision -
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -2.55
URM GPA differential -0.11
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School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE $$$$ Sent Received Complete UR UR2 II Decision
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School finances

USC Gould School of Law
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.

Stats

$34,896.00
Tuition
98th percentile
$62,850.00
CoA
97th percentile
64.60%
Grads with debt
17th percentile
$140,773.00
Average debt
82nd percentile
$165,000.00
Salary, 25th %
92nd percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
91st percentile
78.10%
Employment rate
89th percentile
86.60%
Bar pass rate
99th percentile

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Post-grad income
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Default for University of Southern California is $165,000
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Post-grad living expenses
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Est. loan interest rate

[IMPORTANT] These estimates are for high level planning only. Things like summer jobs, when you spend your savings, and other financial decisions will impact exactly how much you pay.

Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

University of Southern California Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual discretionary income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly discretionary income$60,000

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

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when do people usually start to negotiate fin aid? is it typically after most of the decisions have been released?
has usc made any RD decisions yet?
16:12
just got my RD decision a few minutes ago!
by email?
strawberryblonde818
16:19
applied end of November and my app hasn't even gone under review.... anyone else?
yes, i applied nov 14th and it isn't under review yet
anyone else giving themselves a stomach ulcer over waiting for this decision in particular?
17:12
i applied at the beginning of october, but my app is still UR😭
yea i applied in sept and its been under review for like 2 months
21:44
@DeadpanEquableTank: yup
anyone have a decision finalized in their status checker but no email still
Where is the status checker? Am i stupid- I never received an email with one, just that my app is complete
And that I would get an email w the decision, same for UCLA
never mind, found it
@GraniteCountertop: same 😭
@BumpyEnergeticBanshee: I have decision finalized and no email it's driving me crazy
Disengaged3
20:38
#1 school here and seeing people get their As got me buggin
Disengaged3
20:38
Was WL'd last year
Got a decision finalized email today don’t know what that means since I didn’t get the email yesterday 🥲
goingthruhell
14:40
yo my status checker shows decision finalized
goingthruhell
14:40
literally was app in review two hours ago
my status checker STILL finalized and no email
I'd be kinda surprised to be WL or R but do we think that is what this means since no news?
just got my WL. under both 25ths so ill take it
soulabee
1:03
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17:39
bro these WL/R waves still have people from september in them lmao, i'm never hearing back
Disengaged3
17:54
Seems like they are on the rejection and waitlist wave, I am a September applicant. I suppose no news is good news..for now.
11:26
I have a question about the status. I have double complete, does that mean its under review or is their an actual under review status update? I have a couple of schools that have this double complete, and I am wondering how that works.
there is an actual under review status change
NonchalantPuppy
12:04
Seems like they release A's on Thursdays?
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