19,170
Students
Financial aid thermometer
49,835
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
15
9042/56676
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
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Overview

University of Southern California is a University institution located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Timothy Brunold
Dean of Admission
Email: admitusc@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-1111
Fax: 213-821-0200

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
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Asian American Studies Checkmark
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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Neurobiology And Neurosciences Related Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Modeling, Virtual Environments And Simulation Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Civil Engineering Checkmark
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
East Asian Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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Linguistic And Comparative Language Studies Related Checkmark
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Russian Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Brass Instruments Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
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Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
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Theater Design And Technology Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56,676
Applied
9,042
Accepted
19,170
Enrolled
16%
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Female Admissions

30,164
Females Applied
4,643
Females Accepted
15%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

26,512
Males Applied
4,399
Males Accepted
17%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

85
Application Fee
3.76
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer February 1st June 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 650 730
SAT Math 650 770
ACT Composite 30 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,448
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Fees

875
Full-time student fees
14,885
Room & board
8,985
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,835
Avg. Financial Aid Package
52,795
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,392
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
7,043
Avg. Loan Aid
20,209
Avg. Grant Aid
36,496
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
84%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

19,170
Total undergrad students
14%
International Students
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.31%
Black or African American 4.57%
White or Caucasian 39.26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 20.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.24%
Two or more races 5.6%
Other 1.65%

Gender

Male (48.49%)
Female (51.51%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 30%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
CONQUEST!, Springfest and Songfest

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Checkmark No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Checkmark No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

3,523
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,133
Part-time - 1,390
Male - 2,040
Female - 1,483