University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.22 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 15 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 43,871 (18,794 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 21% part-time, 79% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $44,013
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2019

USC Gould School of Law gave me the opportunity to further advance my career. With seven years of investment banking under my belt, gaining a background in legal gave me an advantage. The admission team along with professors work with your schedule fairly and candidly. There is no pressure for you to tackle more credits than you need. Because the program suits to mid-career professionals, the cohort and professors understand your time flexibility. Syllabus are outlined on the first day of class, so you can time manage effectively. All live classes and recorded for reviews. I am excited to graduate with my masters next year, and can proudly say that I will be a USC Trojans Alumni. Fight On!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program with an excellent alum network and many different course and clinic offerings.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The school itself is on par with the top law schools in the nation. The recruitment program is also quite decent. The best part is the collegial atmosphere with classmates and the truly helpful group these law school alumni are. The Trojan network is for real.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

USC is a great school, but those considering law school should first think about what the reasons why, and what their end goals are. USC is great for some reasons, and arguably not the best program for other reasons.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

USC Gould is a fantastic school. I believe 1L is more difficult than other schools because we take two additional courses: LLV (Law, Language, & Values) and Professional Responsibility.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Intense course, great education, slightly dodgy area, but good transportation and close to downtown and good areas.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I selected USC (as opposed to similarly ranked schools) because of USC's comparatively smaller class size, personalized involvement in your growth and education, and the USC alumni network. There is no question about it, the Trojan family is constantly looking to help you out.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

The people are USC Law are phenomenal. All the professors, staff, and students are highly collegial rather than competitive, and I do not think that this is easily found in other law schools. The professors and staff are all more than willing to do whatever they can to help you succeed, and the student body, as a small community, has fostered USC Law to become a welcoming, friendly, and collegial environment in which to study law.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

USC is very geared towards Corporate Law and those who are not so inclined will find it a bit harder to adjust to the mindset on campus. People are really competitive come finals time because those BigLaw jobs are hard to come by. However, it is still a very friendly campus and because of how small our class size is everyone knows each other and you can form close friendships with many people. After all, you will most likely stay in the Los Angeles area and you will interact with them in real life practice.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

strong network, but grades ultimately are subjective
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