University of South Carolina School of Law

University of South Carolina School of Law

The School of Law enjoys a rich and venerable tradition as one of the nation's oldest law schools. Since 1867, we have remained true to our mission of teaching law through in-depth study, contributing to the common good through faculty and student research, bolstering the fund of legal knowledge, fostering legal development and reform, and cooperating with state government, the community, and the organized Bar to develop and implement legal research, law reform, criminal justice reform, and continuing legal education. The University of South Carolina School of Law provides unsurpassed preparation for leadership by graduating many future members of the state's judiciary, legislature, and executive agencies.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.sc.edu/
Address: 701 Assembly St Underpass, Columbia, SC 29208
Admission Phone: (803) 777-6605
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students620
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $25,994 per year (full-time, in-state)
$51,050 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$18,229
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of South Carolina School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of South Carolina School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
lbarker 155 A 3.43

Accepted

Yes 03/01/17 03/10/17 - 7 months ago
Vaw5xf 160 A 3.62

Accepted

Yes - - - 7 months ago
mjgonzalez7172 156 A 3.48

Accepted

02/28/17 - 03/06/17 8 months ago
Marisakpayne 155 A 3.43

Accepted

No - - - 12 months ago
Clancaster18 160 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
Clancaster17 165 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
Mbeatty142 161 P 3.19

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
dude 161 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
mjn2051 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
cgc.chlan 170 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Bailey22 156 A 3.51

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
twjustice 160 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
LeahYoder 160 P 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
margauxbacro 159 P 3.66

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
lddubois2 141 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
ambergriffin16 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
brandireeves 157 P 3.35

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
marinacastro70 145 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
dr1215 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tylerfairfax 159 A 3.21

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
drichmond44 162 A 3.62

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
bbo8 165 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
HamptonTiller 152 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kaiyatrask 155 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
amorley 155 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tylerabrice 150 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BAllen12 150 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Henryc7 144 A 2.97

Pending

11/05/16 11/05/16 - 12 months ago
alclem 149 A 3.00

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
bbowman 140 A 3.30

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
rrb12 147 A 3.23

Rejected

- - - 7 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants125912620
Number of Offers7277270
Number of Matriculants2092090
75% GPA3.643.640
Median GPA3.473.470
25% GPA3.173.170
75% LSAT1511510
Median LSAT1541540
25% LSAT1571570
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students620
Total Students Receiving Grants407
% of Students Receiving Grants65.6
75% Grant Amount$22,224
Median Grant Amount$22,224
25% Grants Amount$7,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (51.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (11.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (478)
  • Hispanics (27)
  • Black or African American (64)
  • Asian (10)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (33)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (12)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (19)


  • Total Women% (43.7)
  • Total Men% (56.3)
University of South Carolina School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 194 80.95% 72.78% 8.17%
2014 192 78.77% 73.41% 5.36%
2013 223 84.66% 79.49% 5.17%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (46)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (15)
  • Employed Other (1)
  • Unemployed (7)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association