Gould School of Law - University of Southern California Overview

Founded in 1896, Gould School of Law - University of Southern California is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Los Angeles, CA. Gould School of Law is ranked 15th in Best Law Schools, 9th in Lowest Acceptance Rate, 7th in Expensive Law School Tuition. Next statements briefly introduces Gould School of Law with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Gould School of Law is 166 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Gould School of Law is 3.8 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Gould School of Law is $67,191 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Gould School of Law is 17.69% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 1,295 law school students have enrolled to Gould School of Law.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Gould School of Law is 87.73% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Gould School of Law - University of Southern California is $67,191. The law school tuition has increased by 3.52% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $60,275. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $48,715.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $18,064 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $18,064 when a student lives off campus.

Gould School of Law 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Gould School of Law 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,908$67,191
Undergraduate Program$56,162$58,133
Graduate Program$45,561$47,107
On-campus Living Costs$17,400$18,064
Off-campus Living Costs$17,400$18,064

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Gould School of Law is 166. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Gould School of Law is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.8 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Gould School of Law 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile167167
50th Percentile166166
25th Percentile163163
GPA
75th Percentile3.893.91
50th Percentile3.783.8
25th Percentile3.613.65

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Gould School of Law is 17.69% where 5,648 applicants have applied to and 999 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Gould School of Law is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 45.03%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 20.02% where 200 students finally enrolled out of 999 admitted students. The yield Gould School of Law is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Gould School of Law2020 Admission Statistics Table

Gould School of Law 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants5,6955,648
Admitted1,096999
Enrolled196200
Acceptance Rate19.25%17.69%
Yield17.88%20.02%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,295 law school students have enrolled to Gould School of Law. 590 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 705 students enrolled in Non-JD program. For Non-JD program students, 277 students have enrolled through distance learning.
203 first-time students have enrolled in Gould School of Law. By gender, 88 male and 115 female first-time students newly enrolled in Gould School of Law. With 3 pre-admitted students, there are 203 first-time law school Students at Gould School of Law.

Gould School of Law2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Gould School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment1,2111,295
JD Enrollment614590
Non-JD Enrollment597705
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)195277
2020 First-year Student Population Gould School of Law
20192020
Total199203
Men9088
Women109115

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Gould School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 87.73% - 220 students have taken and 193 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than California average bar exam pass rate (70.06%).

Gould School of Law Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Gould School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates199224
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total195220
New Graduates184212
Prior Year Graduates117
Early Exam Takers01
No Exam Takers1210
Exam Passer158193
Exam Pass Rate81.02%87.73%
California Pass Rate61.84%70.06%
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