University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA
4.05 Average Rating

Founded in 1880, The University of Southern California is the oldest private research university in California. USC is home to several premier research programs, but they also house six different art schools. Creative Writing and Art History are top-ranked programs for undergrads. The university was ranked by The Princeton Review as a “Top 10 Dream School” for both students and parents, as well as 21st in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
Average SAT Composite: 1391

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
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
USC is a great school that I feel encourages each person to progress and achieve success. There are so many opportunities in and around campus to to experience Los Angeles and Southern California. When you're on campus, it feels like being part of a big family, that screams FIGHT ON at you every once in a while.
Josephine from Inglewood, CA

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