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USD Law School

Rank 68 (USNWR 2024)

Applicants for the class of 2026 , matriculating 2023

414 applicants for the 2022 - 2023  cycle
11 / 94  , 17 rejected, 58 waitlisted, 116 withdrawn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 157 161 163
GPA 3.45 3.74 3.86
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3448 83
# Admissions offers 1189 -
Class size 254 82
% Accepted 34.5% 65
% Yield 22.2% 14
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 158 162 165
GPA 3.3 3.64 3.83
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 154 161 163
GPA 3.34 3.54 3.68
Softs Tier 3.25 Tier 3.3 Tier 3.27
Scholarship - - $113,731
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 75
Days from UR to decision 59
Interview invite rate 0.24%
Interview conversion rate 100.0%
URM LSAT differential -2.06
URM GPA differential 0.0
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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

USD Law School
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$29,741.00
Tuition
83rd percentile
$56,493.00
CoA
81st percentile
74.40%
Bar pass rate
84th percentile
$75,000.00
Salary, 25th %
78th percentile
$87,750.00
Salary
61st percentile
$70,000.00
PI Salary
100th percentile
39.90%
Employment rate
18th percentile
71.50%
Grads with debt
47th percentile
$140,294.00
Average debt
81st percentile

Budgeting

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Post-grad income
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Default for University of San Diego is $75,000
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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 San Diego 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.

University of San Diego

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@DiligentSmoggyFlamingo: Wow. It is weird they haven't gotten back to you yet.
like 3 months for a decision
Been in review since May 2nd. Will I be hearing back soon??
2:43
did anyone apply with a JD next test instead of the LSAT? please help!!!
PlantAcidicBloodhound
13:49
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PlantAcidicBloodhound
13:49
I applied late Jan to PT program and still nothing back. It still as incomplete
Its almost June, should I send a letter of continued intereest. I have options but really love San Diego
but deposits arew due soon\
@WheresMySonNemo: Are you waitlisted or still awaiting decision?
@WheresMySonNemo: I think the general advice i've seen is don't send a LOCI unless you've been waitlisted. There is a good chance you'll receive a decision after June1st when they get a rule of thumb on class size. May not be a bad idea to shoot their office an email and see if you can get a rough timeline. I've had nothing but positive and timely responses when interacting with them
@WheresMySonNemo: FYI, USD only takes LOCIs if you've been Waitlisted!
Okay thanks for letting me know. Just been in review for awhile
Might send an email regarding timeline thank you
@WheresMySonNemo: Goodluck Marlin
Anyone apply for the Admitted Students Scholarship?
18:17
Predatory scholarships here lol
@Seattleslew: How so?
@Seattleslew: Curve isn't too crazy and conditioanlity is just to stay top 75%.. not the best but not predatory...
20:33
WL today :(
been 3 months should I call?
AnneFrankTheAlpaca
12:40
Is there a group chat anywhere for admitted students?
WhiteMountains
18:12
Conditional is predatory
WhiteMountains
18:13
Unless the condition is to remain in good academic standing and good academic standing at that particular school is within a reasonable range, e.g. 2.0-2.5
twinkletwinklestar
12:06
this school is good at leaving ppl in the dark. They'd be ranked #1 if that was a metric.
twinkletwinklestar
12:08
@WhiteMountains: conditional is not always "predatory" a lot of schools have a top 75% condition which isn't exactly predatory. Such a blanket statement.
WhiteMountains
20:49
A lot of predatory schools do, yes. A definition is, by definition, a blanket statement
WhiteMountains
20:55
Read the Inside the Law School Scam blog or Don’t Go to Law School (Unless) book by a Colorado law professor. It explains this truth in detail
WhiteMountains
21:07
I guess it depends on what, exactly, predatory means to you. Is it 5% of students losing their scholarships, 10, 20, 40? USD operates, in some respects, as a predatory law school. Having conditional school ships is a giant red flag and tells you all you need to know. (But, if you need to know more, there are other giant red flags.)
WhiteMountains
21:08
Scholarships*
15:45
Agreed. Their scholarships are predatory. According to their most recent 509, approx. 120 students lost or had their scholys reduced last year
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