University of Southern California: Ranking & Review

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Los Angeles Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 32 40
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

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

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

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 Services 1,283 1,208 8 2,499
Health Professions and Related Programs 193 767 932 1,892
Engineering 473 1,257 109 1,839
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 8 1,787 8 1,803
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 217 1,005 24 1,246
Visual and Performing Arts 646 305 39 990
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 423 396 15 834
Social Sciences 591 133 35 759
Education 451 198 649
Legal Professions and Studies 282 210 492
Architecture and Related Services 238 180 11 429
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 241 150 5 396
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 191 103 86 380
Psychology 161 80 11 252
Mathematics and Statistics 105 57 6 168
Physical Sciences 33 13 53 99
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 60 13 17 90
English Language and Literature & Letters 65 14 79
History 41 10 7 58
Natural Resources and Conservation 49 49
Philosophy and Religious Studies 40 1 6 47
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 17 8 7 32
Library Science 26 26
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 5 5
Theology and Religious Vocations 1 2 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 1
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 population5,000,000+
Phone2137402311
Fax+1 (213) 740 9048

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