University of Southern California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
18,794
total students
Tuition Cost $52,217 | $52,217
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $48,399
January 15
fall application deadline
16%
acceptance rate
Most Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
698
sat math
673
sat reading
688
sat writing
31
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian-American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neurobiology and Neurosciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Structural Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • East Asian Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistic and Comparative Language Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Behavioral Aspects of Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Computational and Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Economy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Brass Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts and Stagecraft Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Percussion Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Stringed Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Woodwind Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

16% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied54,280
    • Accepted9,022
    • Acceptance Rate16%
    • Enrolled18,794
    • Female Applicants28,934
    • Females Accepted5,041
    • Female Acceptance Rate17%
    • Male Applicants25,346
    • Males Accepted3,981
    • Male Acceptance Rate15%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $80
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.73
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen April 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer February 1st June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 673 620 730
    • SAT Math 698 650 770
    • SAT Writing 688 650 750
    • ACT Composite 31 30 33
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$52,217
    • Out-of-state tuition *$52,217
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$775
    • Room and board *$14,348
    • Room only *$8,648
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$48,399
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$51,311
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$19,742
    • Average Loan Aid:$6,548
    • Average Grant Aid:$19,665
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$35,011
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 100%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 78%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students18,794
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino13.85%
    • Black or African American4.39%
    • White or Caucasian39.39%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.12%
    • Asian20.66%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.22%
    • Two or more races5.25%
    • Unknown or International Student1.91%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout14.2% representing 111 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students33% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 30%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division C No
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division C No
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Fencing No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rock climbing No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No No No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division C No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division C No
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division C No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics No Division C No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rock climbing No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division C No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty3,455
    • Full-time Percentage60%
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 18,232 students to 2,183 faculty

Location & Contact

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
USA

Timothy Brunold

Dean of Admission

Phone: 213-740-1111
Fax: 213-821-0200
Email: admitusc@usc.edu

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