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Tuition & Fees

$50,210

$50,210

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,358
Declined + 42,562
Total Received 51,920
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

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School Facts

University of Southern California, founded in 1880, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 229-acre main campus is located in downtown Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 42,469
Established in 1880
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4852
ACT 0470

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Private (nonprofit)

18,740

undergraduate students

23,729

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
48%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
700-800
58%
600-699
33%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
50%
600-699
39%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
22%
18-23
3%
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
18-23
3%
30-36
73%
24-29
24%
18-23
3%
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229-acre urban campus in Los Angeles (population: 3,844,307). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Southern California
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
32 fraternities 25% of male students
 
26 sororities 20% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
48%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
700-800
58%
600-699
33%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
50%
600-699
39%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
22%
18-23
3%
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
18-23
3%
30-36
73%
24-29
24%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,358
Declined + 42,562
Total Received 51,920

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Timothy Brunold
Dean of Admission
P: 213 740-1111
F: 213 821-0200
admitusc@usc.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,433,021
State $22,687,572
Institutional $191,438,096
Other external $7,410,419
Total $242,969,108

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $58,913,232
Other external $9,548,701
Total $68,461,933

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Pacific-12 Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Traveler
School colors
cardinal and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Academic Medicine
Accelerated Health Administration
Accounting
Acting
Advanced Architectural Studies
Advanced Instruction
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering/Compound/Fluid/Solid Mechanics
Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering/Dynamics Control
African-American Studies
Aging Services Management
American Studies/Ethnicity
Analytics
Animation/Digital Arts
Anthropology
Applied Biostatistics/Epidemiology
Applied Computational Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Applied Mechanics
Applied Psychology
Applied Theatre Arts
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Architecture/American Architecture/Urbanism
Art
Art History
Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
Arts/Technology/Business of Innovation
Asian American Studies
Astronautical Engineering
Astronomy
Bassoon
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biokinesiology
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biology of Aging
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering/Medical Imaging/Image Informatics
Biomedical/Biological Sciences
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Broadcast/Digital Journalism
Building Science
Business Administration
Business Administration/Executive M.B.A.
Business Administration/Full-Time M.B.A.
Business Administration/International M.B.A.
Business Analytics
Business Research
Business Taxation
Business for Veterans
Cancer Biology/Genomics
Cell/Neurobiology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Chicano/Latino Studies
Choral Music
Cinema Production
Cinema/Critical Studies
Cinematic Arts
Cinematic Arts/Critical Studies
Cinematic Arts/Film/Television Production
Cinematic Arts/Media Arts/Practice
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering/Building Science
Civil Engineering/Construction
Civil Engineering/Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering/Transportation Engineering
Civil Engineering/Transportation Systems
Civil Engineering/Water and Waste Management
Clarinet
Classical Guitar
Classics
Clinical/Biomedical/Translational Investigations
Clinical/Experimental Therapeutics
Cognitive Science
Communication
Communication Management
Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture/Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture/Comparative Media and Culture
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture/French and Francophone Studies
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture/Slavic Languages and Literature
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture/Spanish and Latin American Studies
Composition
Computational Biology
Computational Molecular Biology
Computational Neuroscience
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering/Computer Science
Computer Science
Computer Science/Computer Networks
Computer Science/Computer Security
Computer Science/Data Science
Computer Science/Game Development
Computer Science/Games
Computer Science/High Performance Computing/Simulations
Computer Science/Intelligent Robotics
Computer Science/Multimedia/Creative Technologies
Computer Science/Software Engineering
Conducting
Construction Management
Craniofacial Biology
Creative Writing
Cybersecurity Engineering
Dance
Data Informatics
Dental Hygiene
Dentistry
Development/Stem Cells/Regenerative Medicine
Digital Social Media
Double Bass
Early Music Performance
Earth Sciences
East Asian Area Studies
East Asian Languages/Cultures
Economic Developmental Programming
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Education
Education/Leadership
Educational Counseling
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Computer Networks
Electrical Engineering/Multimedia/Creative Technology
Electrical Engineering/VLSI Design
Electrical Engineering/Wireless Health Technology
Electrical Engineering/Wireless Networks
Engineering Management
Engineering/Environmental Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Risk Analysis
Environmental Science/Health
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Experimental/Molecular Pathology
Film/Television Production
Finance
Financial Engineering
Fine Arts
Fine Arts/Studio Arts
Flute
French
French Horn
Gender Studies
GeoDesign
Geographic Information Science/Technology
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geriatric Dentistry
Gerontology
Global Communications
Global Health
Global Medicine
Global Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
Green Technologies
Harp
Health Administration
Health Administration/Executive Program
Health Economics
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Studies
Health Systems Management Engineering
Health/Humanity
Healthcare Decision Analysis
Heritage Conservation
History
History/Social Science Education
Human Biology
Human Development/Aging
Human Performance
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Integrative/Evolutionary Biology
Interactive Entertainment
Interactive Media
Interdisciplinary Archaeology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Journalism
International Public Policy/Management
International Relations
International Relations/Global Business
International Relations/Global Economy
Italian
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Judaic Studies
Landscape Architecture
Law
Law/History/Culture
Learning Design/Technology
Liberal Studies
Library/Information Science
Lifespan Health
Linguistics
Linguistics/East Asian Languages/Cultures
Linguistics/East Asian Linguistics
Linguistics/Hispanic Linguistics
Linguistics/Philosophy
Linguistics/Psychology
Literature/Creative Writing
Long-term Care Administration
Management of Drug Development
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Biology/Biological Oceanography
Marine/Environmental Biology
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Finance
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Petroleum Engineering
Media Arts/Practice
Medical Biology
Medical Device/Diagnostic Engineering
Medical Management
Medical Physiology
Medical Sciences
Medicine
Middle East Studies
Molecular Biology
Molecular Epidemiology
Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry
Molecular Microbiology/Immunology
Molecular Pharmacology/Toxicology
Multiple Subject Teaching
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History/Literature
Music Industry
Music Production
Music/Early Music Performance
Music/Historical Musicology
Narrative Studies
Neuroimaging/Informatics
Neuroscience
Non-Governmental Organizations/Social Change
Nonprofit Leadership/Management
Nurse Anesthesiology
Nutrition/Healthspan/Longevity
Oboe
Occupational Science
Occupational Therapy
Ocean Sciences
Operations Research Engineering
Organ
Organizational Change/Leadership
Orofacial Pain/Oral Medicine
Percussion
Performance
Performance/Bassoon
Performance/Clarinet
Performance/Classical Guitar
Performance/Double Bass
Performance/Flute
Performance/French Horn
Performance/Harp
Performance/Keyboard Collaborative Arts
Performance/Oboe
Performance/Organ
Performance/Percussion
Performance/Piano
Performance/Popular Music
Performance/Saxophone
Performance/Studio Guitar
Performance/Trombone
Performance/Trumpet
Performance/Tuba
Performance/Viola
Performance/Violin
Performance/Violoncello
Performance/Vocal Arts
Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Engineering/Smart Oilfield Technologies
Pharmaceutical Economics/Policy
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Law
Physical Sciences
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Practice
Physics
Physics for Business Applications
Physics/Computer Science
Physiology/Biophysics
Piano
Planning
Policy/Planning/Development
Political Economy
Political Science
Politics/International Relations
Postsecondary Administration/Student Affairs
Preventive Medicine/Health Behavior
Print/Digital Journalism
Producing for Film/Television/New Media
Product Development Engineering
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Diplomacy
Public Health
Public Policy
Public Policy/Management
Public Relations
Real Estate Development
Regulatory Science
Rehabilitation Science
Religion
Russian
Sacred Music
Saxophone
School Counseling
School Leadership
Single Subject/Music Education
Single Subject/Teaching
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Sciences/Economics
Social Sciences/Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Marriage/Family Therapy
Spanish
Stage Management
Statistics
Stem Cell Biology/Regenerative Medicine
Strategic Public Relations
Studio Guitar
Systems Architecture/Engineering
Taxation
Teacher Leadership
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Technical Direction
Theatre
Theatre Design
Theatre/Acting
Theatre/Directing
Theatre/Dramatic Writing
Theatre/Sound Design
Theatre/Theatrical Design
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Urban Education Policy
Urban Planning/Development
Viola
Violin
Violoncello
Visual Anthropology
Visual/Performing Arts
Vocal Arts
Writing for Screen/Television
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Undergraduate

44%

18,740
students

Female
50%
9,455

Male
50%
9,285

Graduate

56%

23,729
students

Female
53%
12,666

Male
47%
11,063

undergraduateFull-time

96%

18,058
students

Female
51%
9,156

Male
49%
8,902

undergraduatePart-time

4%

682
students

Female
44%
299

Male
56%
383

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 90
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Indonesia
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

USC Office of Admission
213 740-1111
admitusc@usc.edu

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