University of Southern California: Ranking & Review

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Los Angeles
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United States
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World
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23240
Top 1%

University of Southern California Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate16%17%15%
Applicants56,67626,51230,164
Admissions9,0424,3994,643
Enrolled undergraduates3,3581,6321,726
Enrolled total (including graduate students)45,68721,40724,280

7,608 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

5,953 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,855
Percent of students submitting SAT scores55%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
690
Math
710

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,034
Percent of students submitting ACT scores61%
ACT Composite
32
ACT English
32
ACT Math
31

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $80. Application fee for graduates - $90.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

University of Southern California Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$72,209$72,209
Off-campus$72,209$72,209
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,886 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Southern California provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,700 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$53,448$53,448
Fees for full-time undergraduates$811$811
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,800$1,800
Tuition for Full-time graduates$43,200$43,200
Fees for full-time graduates$813$813
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,800$1,800

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,2831,20882,499
Health Professions and Related Programs1937679321,892
Engineering4731,2571091,839
Public Administration and Social Service Professions81,78781,803
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2171,005241,246
Visual and Performing Arts64630539990
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs42339615834
Social Sciences59113335759
Education451198649
Legal Professions and Studies282210492
Architecture and Related Services23818011429
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies2411505396
Biological and Biomedical Sciences19110386380
Psychology1618011252
Mathematics and Statistics105576168
Physical Sciences33135399
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics60131790
English Language and Literature & Letters651479
History4110758
Natural Resources and Conservation4949
Philosophy and Religious Studies401647
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies178732
Library Science2626
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies55
Theology and Religious Vocations123
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
Grand Total5,0808,2341,80315,117

A total of 5,080 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Southern California.

At the master's and doctor's level 10,037 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate92%90%93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 96%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesUSC
Founded1880
MottoPalmam qui meruit ferat
Let him who deserves it bear away the palm
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff14,737
Instructional FTE2,905
Research FTE276
Public Service FTE1,662
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.usc.edu
AddressUniversity Park
Los Angeles, California, 90089
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population3,976,000
Phone2137402311
Fax+1 (213) 740 9048

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