University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$60,275

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
660
75th
790
25th
680
75th
35
25th
32
75th
34
25th
28
75th
34
25th
30
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,618
Declined 50,094
Total Received 59,712
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Private

21,757

undergraduate students

30,619

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 52,376
Established in 1880
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

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
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
90%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
660
75th
790
25th
680
75th
35
25th
32
75th
34
25th
28
75th
34
25th
30

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,618
Declined 50,094
Total Received 59,712

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank

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Financial Aid

65%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$39,909

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,260
Room $9,900
Board $6,498
Additional fees $1,015
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $77,873
Average Financial Aid - $39,909
Total with Avg. Aid $37,964
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, cross-country, dodgeball, football, flag football, golf, racquetball, running, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Pacific-12 Conference (Football I-A)

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other.
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Psychology.
Archeology.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture and Related Services, Other.
Architecture.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Artificial Intelligence.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Asian-American Studies.
Astronomy.
Behavioral Aspects of Health.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Biotechnology.
Brass Instruments.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business Statistics.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemical Physics.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Civil Engineering, Other.
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development.
Cognitive Science, General.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Comparative Law.
Comparative Literature.
Computational Biology.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Construction Management, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Dance, General.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Digital Arts.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Dispute Resolution.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering, Other.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Epidemiology.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Evolutionary Biology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Gerontology.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History, General.
History, Other.
Human Biology.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences.
Informatics.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International and Intercultural Communication.
International/Globalization Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Learning Sciences.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Long Term Care Administration/Management.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Materials Engineering.
Materials Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Microbiology and Immunology.
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Genetics.
Molecular Medicine.
Molecular Pharmacology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Management.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other.
Neuroscience.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Oncology and Cancer Biology.
Operations Research.
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Petroleum Engineering.
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics.
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other.
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs.
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other.
Philosophy, Other.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Economy.
Political Science and Government, General.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Project Management.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Policy Analysis, Other.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Real Estate Development.
Real Estate.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Stringed Instruments.
Structural Engineering.
Systems Engineering.
Taxation.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Telecommunications Engineering.
Transportation and Highway Engineering.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Voice and Opera.
Water Resources Engineering.
Woodwind Instruments.
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Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

52,376

total students

43%

in-state

57%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

42%

21,757
students

Female
52%
11,402

Male
48%
10,355

58%

30,619
students

Female
56%
17,055

Male
44%
13,564

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

20,475
students

Female
52%
10,564

Male
48%
9,911

6%

1,282
students

Female
66%
838

Male
34%
444

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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

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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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
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