University of San Diego School of Law

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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]

2017 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 Deadline03/01/19
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
mv93 162 A 2.70

Accepted

Yes - - - 6 months ago
emmarose03 151 P 3.78

Accepted

Yes - - 03/15/18 9 months ago
winnierox 166 A 3.15

Accepted

Yes - - - 11 months ago
mikebac 156 A 3.78

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Accepted

Yes 11/23/16 11/23/16 12/05/16 2 years ago
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 3 years ago
adamd21 155 P 2.74

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
Taj0314 160 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
alenalascola 156 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

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JGreens 161 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

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anabor 155 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
Jpestrada 170 P 2.99

Interested In Applying

No 10/17/18 10/23/18 07/17/19 7 months ago
Yesenia5966 170 P 2.90

Interested In Applying

No - - - 10 months ago
eeh122 150 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
greyes 160 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

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celinaestrada96 155 P 2.67

Interested In Applying

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Mkessler 140 P 3.14

Interested In Applying

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DevonRaine 160 A 3.65

Interested In Applying

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brookehickerson 160 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

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alijoi 160 P 3.57

Interested In Applying

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amatatrejo 160 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

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mhaynie97 155 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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katelinmaatz 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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Angelica.jacox 148 A 3.53

Interested In Applying

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Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

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JoeSmith2017 152 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
ccraig3 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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tabethakirsten 150 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

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tayprs 163 P 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mcjensen1234 162 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

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smscull 157 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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smscull 157 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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smscull 157 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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Vivianagalindo 140 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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edoardo 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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VANGULO 165 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
ErikaCBinnix 154 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
goorancid 158 A 3.23

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Maddy123 156 A 3.23

Waitlisted

11/23/16 01/04/17 - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants32603260
Number of Offers13161316
Number of Matriculants238238
75% GPA3.673.67
Median GPA3.513.51
25% GPA3.243.24
75% LSAT160160
Median LSAT158158
25% LSAT154154
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students696
Total Students Receiving Grants530
% of Students Receiving Grants76
75% Grant Amount$41,514
Median Grant Amount$28,000
25% Grants Amount$16,200
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship130
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)30
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship23%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (36)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (39)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (165)
  • Hispanics (34)
  • Black or African American (13)
  • Asian (30)
  • American Indian / Native (6)
  • Other (14)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (2)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (10)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (14)


  • Total Women% (57)
  • Total Men% (42)
University of San Diego School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 190 77.37%
2016 196 72.45%
2015 241 90.04%

Total Graduates 2017

  • 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