University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA
4.05 Average Rating

The University of Southern California is a high-research institution located in Los Angeles, California, where it’s been educating students since 1880. The university is comprised of two campuses, the main University Park and the Health Sciences campus, which combined offer 23 departments of academic study, 20 of which house dozens of research institutes and centers. USC honors students with special programs, such as the Renaissance Ideal through the Renaissance Scholar program, which rewards students who pursue a major and minor in widely separated fields of study. A global institution, the University of Southern California has nine international offices, worldwide partnerships and international programs, as well as international research centers and institutes.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
42%
Out of State Students
35%
0
100
16%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1391
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other December 1, 2019 June 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
45,687
Total Number of Undergrads
19,170
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
0
100
76%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
91%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,892
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$56,675
Out-of-State Tuition
$56,675
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$49,835
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
1,000
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Orange
New York
San Diego
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
59%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$85,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
USC is the place for opportunities. You are not only paying for a great education, but also connections and resume builders that will help you get where you want in life. USC is a school for leaders and overachievers.
Madison from Los Angeles, CA
AMAZING; Academics are rigorous, but with all the support available that you need to be successful. Social life is upbeat and eventful with tons of diverse people with whom to interact. Also, Los Angeles is a vibrant city with numerous opportunities in a variety of fields.
Second year from San Diego, CA