University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

The USC Gould School of Law offers a premiere inter-professional education to highly motivated students preparing for a career that will span the coming decades. As the legal profession continues to evolve, no school is better positioned to provide the education that will be the platform for the next generation of lawyers who will practice on a world-wide stage. The legal profession is dynamic, and USC Gould School of Law has always taken pride in adapting its methods to provide a legal education tailored to needs of the current environment, while maintaining its strong core commitments.

Contact Info


Website: http://weblaw.usc.edu/
Address: 699 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Admission Phone: (213) 740-2523
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students601
Student-faculty ratio15:1
Tuition $60,339 per year (full-time, in-state)
$60,339 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 Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$22,978
Founded In1924
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

Yes 12/28/16 01/13/17 01/26/17 8 months ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Accepted

Yes 01/20/17 01/23/17 02/16/17 10 months ago
Angelholy10 150 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 weeks ago
thaliarivet 144 P 3.43

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
ericaelisee 160 P 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
alanronaldo10 167 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
krisbrad57 170 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
mmd 150 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
tsoemily 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 5 months ago
marystorholm 165 P 3.65

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
aramdin926 158 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
nonaaxo 165 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
Emelrear 170 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
chrisconde96 160 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
maxcasal 169 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
mlamb11 167 P 3.98

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
ccraig3 160 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
aalee2 160 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
rickybobbyj 165 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Gonzalezzlaura 152 A 3.56

Interested In Applying

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Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

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Stunggal 160 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

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connorprelaw 167 P 3.77

Interested In Applying

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dkalter18 161 A 3.07

Interested In Applying

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kierstenrodriguez 160 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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Kadebeyer1995 165 P 3.82

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
sonnyp215 160 A 3.86

Interested In Applying

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wtaylor96 162 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

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alecedwards 168 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

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Sugarshane 167 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
PhantasmalUndertow 150 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Mariowillis08 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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iamharson 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
epadilla24 160 P 2.21

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Bailey 170 A 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
not 155 A 2.00

Interested In Applying

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

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bmunozmo 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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lucasjsanchez14 153 A 3.92

Interested In Applying

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volguin 154 A 3.86

Interested In Applying

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leahceleste15 162 A 3.61

Interested In Applying

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comcclur 177 P 3.88

Interested In Applying

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katyshin 168 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Nicholas7294 170 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

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CuretonTy 160 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
cevera 180 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Michaelisa 163 P 3.93

Pending

12/04/17 12/07/17 - 5 hrs ago
hbraidma 158 A 3.98

Pending

10/25/17 10/26/17 - 4 weeks ago
henryglitz1996 164 A 3.53

Pending

- - - a month ago
lmfleisc 159 A 3.51

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
gilbert2252 157 A 3.27

Rejected

No - - - 9 months ago
mikebac 156 A 3.78

Rejected

- - - 9 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants452642440
Number of Offers135713570
Number of Matriculants2292290
75% GPA3.853.850
Median GPA3.763.760
25% GPA3.563.560
75% LSAT1621620
Median LSAT1651650
25% LSAT1661660
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students601
Total Students Receiving Grants545
% of Students Receiving Grants90.7
75% Grant Amount$35,000
Median Grant Amount$30,000
25% Grants Amount$20,000
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 (44.3)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (43.3)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (2.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (341)
  • Hispanics (47)
  • Black or African American (34)
  • Asian (113)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (114)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (37)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (21)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (56)


  • Total Women% (48.7)
  • Total Men% (51.3)
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 211 87.18% 63.70% 23.48%
2014 214 86.83% 66.42% 20.41%
2013 222 85.98% 71.28% 14.70%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (97)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (11)
  • Employed Other (9)
  • Unemployed (10)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association