Gould School of Law

The law school of University of Southern California, known as Gould School of Law, is a Private, 4 years school in Los Angeles, CA. Total 1,414 students are attending the law school and 203 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 168 and the average GPA is 3.82. The law school tuition & fees at Gould School of Law is $74,173.

  • LSAT Average: 168
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $74,173
  • Acceptance Rate: 12.96%
  • Student Population: 1,414
  • First-Year Student: 203

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at Gould School of Law is $74,173 for law school students. The tuition increased by 4.55% compared to last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in California is $49,777 for California residents and $51,474 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of Gould School of Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of California law schools, as well as costs of all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the Gould School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the California law schools and all U.S. Law schools. The 2023 statistics for comparison is not available yet due to the lack of data.
Law School Tuition & Fees
202120222023
Gould School of Law$69,593$70,948$74,173
California Law Schools$49,057$51,474-
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 168 and the average GPA is 3.82 at Gould School of Law.
The LSAT score of Gould School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of California law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The undergraduate GPA of Gould School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of California law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the submitted LSAT scores and GPA by 25th/50th/75th percentile and full-time/part-time status and compare each score to last year scores.
LSAT scores distribution
Gould School of LawCalifornia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile165157155
50th percentile168161158
75th percentile169163161
GPA distribution
Gould School of LawCalifornia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.63.303.27
50th percentile3.823.563.54
75th percentile3.93.723.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 6,839 students have applied to Gould School of Law. Among them, 886 students have accepted to admit and 203 have enrolled into Gould School of LawThe acceptance rate is 12.96% and the yield is 23%.
The acceptance rate of Gould School of Law is lower than the acceptance rate of California law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Gould School of Law.
Admission Statistics
Gould School of LawCalifornia Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants6,83965,607475,703
Admitted88616,123135,643
Enrolled2034,18840,338
Acceptance Rate12.96%32.75%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.91%27.00%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,414 students enrolled to Gould School of Law. Among them 613 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 801 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 203 students newly joined to to Gould School of Law. By gender, there are 78 men , 132 women, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students at Gould School of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at Gould School of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment1,2951,414
JD Enrollment590613
Non-JD Enrollment705801
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)277-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total200203
Men8878
Women115132
Other02

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 92.13% where 178 students took the exam and 164 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of California law schools (78.51%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates224190
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total220178
New Graduates212176
Prior Year Graduates72
Early Takers10
No Exam Takers1010
Exam Passer193164
Exam Pass Rate87.73%92.13%
California Pass Rate70.06%78.51%

Law Schools in California

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