University of Southern California

Rank 19 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2024 , matriculating 2021

1369 applicants for the 2020 - 2021  cycle
27/173 , 514 rejected, 196 waitlisted, 275 withdrawn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 162 167 168
GPA 3.61 3.83 3.92
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5327 94
# Admissions offers 915 -
Class size 187 60
% Accepted 17.2% 97
% Yield 20.0% 8
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 164 168 171
GPA 3.5 3.7 3.86
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 165 167 169
GPA 3.52 3.65 3.79
Softs Tier 3.23 Tier 3.27 Tier 3.27
Scholarship - - $137,002
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 86
Days from UR to decision 44
Interview invite rate -
Interview conversion rate -
URM LSAT differential -2.07
URM GPA differential -0.09

School finances

USC Gould School of LawFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$69,210.00
Tuition
99th percentile
$97,164.00
CoA
98th 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
USC Gould School of LawBudgeting

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Total CoA
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Post-grad income
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Default for University of Southern California is $165,000
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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 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 disposable income$60,000

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

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How does it work? 

Simply Put (kind of)

We run an auction between lenders for your business. Like eBay for loans, where lower rates are winners.

A little more detail

It's all automated, but it's a little bit like:

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  • They keep going until we find the lender that will offer you the best terms

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

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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NDLS admitted someone today that duke admitted months and months ago
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Like they’re not leaving duke to go there
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I need closure one way or the other
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Exactly
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has anyone received uga feelers or any info
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I am constantly refreshing the ND status checker XD
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i got a uga waitlist update email a few days ago
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11:28
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TheNeuroticSimsTrait
11:28
did anyone get that email from Minnesota last week?
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Did everyone get the UMich WL update email?
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anyone get an email from northeastern?
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11:32
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ThisIsTheEnd
11:41
i wish gmu would break my heart alreafy
forgot the gym shoes at home today too its rough
Wow! Finally ND people are getting some relief! Nice to see those 3 As :-)
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11:50
Oh my gosh, that email from GMU scared me
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Decision Rendered Lettered Mailed, Decision Status is still blank lol I am tweaking. why take so long to say no
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11:58
For which school?
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