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University of Southern California Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
17,112
Total Undergrads
Including 692 Part-time
2,973
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $615,439)
11
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $188,500)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 36 - Yes Yes
Basketball 15 15 - Yes
Football 107 - - -
Golf 9 8 Yes Yes
Rowing - 66 Yes -
Soccer - 26 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 32 30 - -
Tennis 12 11 Yes Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 2 39 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 72 63 - -
Track and Field, X-Country - 18 Yes Yes
Volleyball 19 16 Yes Yes
Water Polo 40 45 Yes -
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.3%
Hispanic 11.4%
Non-resident alien 18.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.8%
Two or more races 2.9%
White/non-Hispanic 37.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 7
Drug Law Violation 29
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 44

Notable Alumni

  • George Lucas (Class of '66), Film director
  • John Carpenter (Class of '71),Film director
  • John Wayne (Class of '29), Actor
  • Laura Ziskin (Class of '73), Film producer
  • Robert Zemeckis (Class of '73), Film director
  • Will Ferrell (Class of '90), Actor, entertainer
  • Neil Armstrong (Class of '70), Astronaut
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Madison from Los Angeles, CA
  • 3
  • The dorms are fine, I just don't particularly enjoy living with other people. Probably because I am a light sleeper and all my other room mates snore. Dorm life is…

  • Jan-15-2012 Read More
  • Second year from San Diego, CA
  • 5
  • I lived in Fluor tower, an all-freshmen building, and I absolutely loved it! It was suite-style, which allowed everyone living on the same floor to truly bond and become close…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Melina from Elk Grove, CA
  • 5
  • I currently live in Webb Tower and I absolutely love it. It's directly across from the Lyon Center (the main gym on campus) and has a meal hall known as…

  • Sep-03-2012 Read More
  • Isabella from Boulder, CO
  • 4
  • The dorm life is actually pretty great. I have met some great friends here, some of whom I will be living with next year. I also live in the honors…

  • Apr-09-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Brian from Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is a lot better compared to what they serve you in high school. There are some days when they serve orange chicken, tacos, and etc. The food is culturally diverse and I personally wouldn't mind eating it every day as I am of now.

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  • 4
  • Elvis (female)
  • Jul-10-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I ate on campus 3 times, and I wasn't disappointed with the options or the food I got. It seemed like not all of it was great, but I was content with the meals.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    USC's dining hall food is pretty average compared to some of the other schools I visited. The food isn't very appetizing on some days, but on some days it's amazing. It's honestly a hit or miss. With that said, the food in the tutor hall is really good. There's a Panda Express, CPK, Habit Burger Grill, and Verde. There are also a lot of food choices close to the school on the opposite side of the streets like Pizza Studio, ColdStone Creamery, and Chipotle. So, there's always food when you need it, if you're willing to pay.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-15-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Haven't seen the cafeteria, but I went to Seeds on campus. It's almost $7 for a small sandwich. I got a small piece of salmon for $6, and then payed $2.50 for a small scoop of mashed potatoes, and another $2.50 for literally three pieces of broccoli.

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  • 2
  • Isabella from Boulder, CO
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The main dining hall is awful. Although we pay an inordinate amount of money, the quality of the food does not reflect that.

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  • 4
  • Taylor
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    USC provides an array of dining opportunities, from great healthy foods and some good old-fashioned comfort food. The dining halls aren't so good, but the restaurants on campus are great.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Elvis (female)
  • Jul-10-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Greek life consists of about a quarter of the students, and it is where a lot of the partying happens. The sororities in general seem really preppy, and this has deterred me some from wanting to join in as I have more eclectic tastes, and I feel as though I may not fit in. Why aren't sororities really about volunteering and helping with the community anymore?

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  • 0
  • Victoria
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Very active, but it doesn't dominate the campus - you can choose not to be a part of it and it won't bother you.

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  • 0
  • Tammy from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities for you to pick from. If you're interested in Greek Life, you will not be disappointed.

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  • 0
  • Caroline from Torrance, CA
  • Nov-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big deal here. About 20% of students are part of it, and there are parties every week on the Row that many people on campus go to.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-15-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life is extremely fun at USC. Although it is not meant for everyone, when you go to USC greek life is a very strong, enthusiastic and welcoming community. Joining greek life is a great way to mingle and have fun.

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  • 0
  • Justin from Irvine, CA
  • Aug-06-2013 I am a current student here

    USC social life pretty much revolves around Greek life, but not too hard to find parties not Greek affiliated.

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