University of San Diego School of Law

University of San Diego School of Law

Celebrating 60 years of alumni success, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation. USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/law/
Address: 5998 Alcalá Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Admission Phone: (619) 260-4528
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students737
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Tuition $50,201 per year (full-time, in-state)
$50,201 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$37,191 per year (part-time, in-state)
$37,191 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$22,003
Founded In1961
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadlineN/A
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of San Diego School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of San Diego School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
mikebac 156 A 3.78

Accepted

Yes - - - 12 months ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Accepted

Yes 11/23/16 11/23/16 12/05/16 12 months ago
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
greyes 160 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
celinaestrada96 161 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Mkessler 140 P 3.07

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
DevonRaine 160 A 3.65

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
brookehickerson 160 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
alijoi 160 P 3.57

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
amatatrejo 160 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
mhaynie97 155 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
katelinmaatz 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Angelica.jacox 148 A 3.53

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
JoeSmith2017 152 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
ccraig3 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
tabethakirsten 150 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
tayprs 163 P 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mcjensen1234 162 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
smscull 157 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
smscull 157 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
smscull 157 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Vivianagalindo 140 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
edoardo 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
VANGULO 165 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ErikaCBinnix 154 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
goorancid 158 A 3.23

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Maddy123 156 A 3.23

Waitlisted

11/23/16 01/04/17 - 10 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants31043086157
Number of Offers1231117952
Number of Matriculants18716522
75% GPA3.673.673.6
Median GPA3.513.513.41
25% GPA3.173.222.97
75% LSAT154155152
Median LSAT158158155
25% LSAT160160160
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students737
Total Students Receiving Grants520
% of Students Receiving Grants70.6
75% Grant Amount$39,000
Median Grant Amount$25,500
25% Grants Amount$16,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship64
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)46
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship72%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (34.2)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (36.2)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.1)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (417)
  • Hispanics (97)
  • Black or African American (21)
  • Asian (92)
  • American Indian / Native (10)
  • Other (59)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (3)
  • Two or more races Total (8)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (13)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (35)


  • Total Women% (49)
  • Total Men% (51)
University of San Diego School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 253 70.17% 63.70% 6.47%
2014 254 74.52% 66.54% 7.98%
2013 303 76.53% 71.80% 4.73%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (82)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (32)
  • Employed Other (11)
  • Unemployed (73)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (0)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association