University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$58,195

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
57%
600-699
37%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
300-399
0
700-800
71%
600-699
21%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
81%
24-29
15%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,339
Declined 56,013
Total Received 64,352
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Private

19,907

undergraduate students

27,403

graduate students

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229-acre, urban campus in Los Angeles (population: 3,999,759). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Los Angeles International

University of Southern California
University Park
Los Angeles, CA
90089

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • CONQUEST!
  • Springfest
  • Songfest

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
88%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
57%
600-699
37%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
300-399
0
700-800
71%
600-699
21%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
81%
24-29
15%
18-23
2%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $85
Application deadline January 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.76

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,339
Declined 56,013
Total Received 64,352

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, ballroom and Latin dance, baseball, boxing, capoeria, chess, crew, cricket, cross-country, cycling, dance, dragon boat, equestrian sports, fencing, futsal, golf, ice hockey, judo, jujitsu, kendo, lacrosse, marathon, ninjitsu, polo, racquetball, rock climbing, roller hockey, rugby, shinkendo, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, squash, surfing, table tennis, tennis, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, wushu nation

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, ballroom and Latin dance, competition cheerleading, crew, cycling, dance, dragon boat, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, futsal, golf, ice hockey, judo, jujitsu, kendo, lacrosse, marathon, ninjitsu, polo, racquetball, rock climbing, roller hockey, rugby, shinkendo, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, surfing, table tennis, tae kwan do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wushu nation

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Archeology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
Asian-American Studies
Astronomy
Behavioral Aspects of Health
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Brass Instruments
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Gerontology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
History, Other
Human Biology
Industrial Engineering
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Public Health/International Health
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other
Neuroscience
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Percussion Instruments
Philosophy
Philosophy, Other
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Economy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Real Estate
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Stringed Instruments
Structural Engineering
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Voice and Opera
Woodwind Instruments
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

47,310

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

42%

19,907
students

Female
51%
10,183

Male
49%
9,724

58%

27,403
students

Female
56%
15,224

Male
44%
12,179

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

19,194
students

Female
52%
9,886

Male
48%
9,308

4%

713
students

Female
42%
297

Male
58%
416

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Student Facts

Student 4 year graduation rate 78%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,446

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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