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University of Southern California Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 692 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $615,439)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • chelsea
  • 4
  • all freshman dorms are on campus, other usc housing is located off campus (but still fairly close). as a first year, you have a wide variety of options of dorms…

  • May-18-2016 Read More
  • 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
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • I personally shared a suite with seven other girls and one roommate, so I can't exactly speak to the traditional dorm style with the communal bathrooms and all. However, I…

  • Jun-10-2014 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Becca from Taiwan
  • Jul-25-2017 I am a current student here

    The food can be good the first few weeks, but maybe look for a way to cook yourself, or go out to eat, just to keep your options open.

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  • 5
  • Dee from Las Vegas, NV
  • Mar-28-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I've only been to the Student Union as a visitor, so I can't speak much on food and dining. However, there are several well-known dining places that students have access to on campus.

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  • 4
  • S
  • Feb-01-2017 I am a current student here

    3 dining rooms included in freshman meal plan

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  • 4
  • chelsea
  • May-18-2016 I am a current student here

    there are 3 dining halls on campus and an array of other restaurants. lots of options to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Maria from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a past student here

    FOOD IS GREAT! There are an array of choices to pick from at USC. One can eat at the cafeteria or the local caffes on and off of campus.

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  • 4
  • Josephine from Inglewood, CA
  • Aug-11-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I appreciate the variety of food available on campus, including vegan and vegetarian options. Most places accept the meal plans or dining dollars, and there are also private vendors around. Soon there will be more options when the new USC Village is finished. Los Angeles also offers many ethnic specific or fusion restaurants.

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  • 1
  • Stephanie
  • May-28-2015 I am a current student here

    Cafeteria food is repetitive and not very well cooked. Beware of the meat, as much of of it is either old or severely undercooked. Be sure to know how to cook before attending this university.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Becca from Taiwan
  • Jul-25-2017 I am a current student here

    Not quite familiar with greek life, but I have some friends in greek and they tell me how supportive their houses are of them and of people from different houses.

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  • 0
  • S
  • Feb-01-2017 I am a current student here

    Diverse. There are multi cultural Greeks, and various themed greek organizations

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  • 0
  • chelsea
  • May-18-2016 I am a current student here

    around 1 in 4 students are involved in greek life. it's great for people who want to be involved in it, but those who choose not to participate aren't left out either.

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  • 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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