University of Southern California

Rank 19 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

866 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
4/104 , 136 rejected, 59 waitlisted, 33 withdrawn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 165 169 171
GPA 3.52 3.75 3.89
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 164 168 169
GPA 3.47 3.68 3.85
Softs Tier 3.18 Tier 3.31 Tier 3.43
Scholarship - - $80,000
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 82
Days from UR to decision 65
Interview invite rate 0.23%
Interview conversion rate 50.0%
URM LSAT differential -2.47
URM GPA differential -0.08

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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[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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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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@gotrejected: same :/ got my hopes up for no reason
honestly, i'm not saying don't listen to these people saying your sats are but if your personal statement and recs are there, justa apply
SickMinorLawDog
12:19
mr vet wya
@HungarianHorntail: hey nyu... more like ny-u suck
just try and if you dont get in, retake and try next year
12:19
Quick question for you LSAT peeps, I am retaking in April for WL's and just started to get back into it. Should I BR the diagnostic or just keep pushing forward after it in the 7sage course?
HungarianHorntail
12:19
@StandUnderNone: Boom! Roasted
WhatsLSAT
12:20
@wedabest1800law: okay!
12:20
lol, the change at BC for me was an update to fix their expected decision from "mid-late January" to "in the next few weeks"
my lsat and gpa were a bit low and I've made it in most of my schools i applied to
i just applied earlier, but just try if you have the financial means to
@NateSA: same. guess we have some more purgatory to look forward to
12:21
yep
HungarianHorntail
12:21
@StandUnderNone: did you interview with Dean Clifford at WashU?
@HungarianHorntail: nope
HungarianHorntail
12:22
k ty
joy johnson for me
12:22
Any chance we'll hear from NDLS today?
12:23
Fordham seems to work in like 4 day increments
12:23
There is always a chance. However, often low.
HungarianHorntail
12:23
@StandUnderNone: my interviewer said I would hear back in 2 weeks time. that was 3 months ago
12:23
why is UT dashboard still down
bc government
12:24
Has anyone come off of Temple's waitlist yet?
SickMinorLawDog
12:24
@MrVet2020: did u call?
12:24
@HungarianHorntail: RIP
12:24
@LFCLawyer: I don't think WL movements happen so early in the cycle
DontPay4LawSchool
12:25
turns out I was not supposed to be able to schedule the BC coffee chat @ 11:00am
DontPay4LawSchool
12:25
some technical error I guess
ForTheShoe
12:25
@StandUnderNone: You see we wont hear from BC today