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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

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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: admdean@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-6753
Fax: 213-821-0285

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences/technology Checkmark
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City/urban, Community, And Regional Planning Checkmark
Real Estate Development Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Area Studies, Other Checkmark
Asian-american Studies Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Computational Biology Checkmark
Neurobiology And Neurosciences, Other Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Pharmacology And Toxicology, Other Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Informatics Checkmark
Modeling, Virtual Environments And Simulation Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Civil Engineering, Other Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Structural Engineering Checkmark
Water Resources Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering-related Fields, Other Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistic, Comparative, And Related Language Studies And Services, Other Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Aspects Of Health Checkmark
Dental Hygiene/hygienist Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
International Public Health/international Health Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
History, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Computational And Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Financial Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Gerontology Checkmark
Human Biology Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Philosophy, Other Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Economy Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Arts, Entertainment, And Media Management, Other Checkmark
Brass Instruments Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Percussion Instruments Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark
Woodwind Instruments Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

59,712
Applied
9,618
Accepted
19,606
Enrolled
16%
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Female Admissions

31,881
Females Applied
4,988
Females Accepted
16%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

27,831
Males Applied
4,630
Males Accepted
17%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

85
Application Fee
3.83
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 Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer February 1st May 31st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 700 660 740
SAT Math 714 680 790
ACT Composite 32 30 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

60,446
Private
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Fees

1,015
Full-time student fees
16,732
Room & board
10,102
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

55,626
Avg. Financial Aid Package
58,709
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,380
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,499
Avg. Loan Aid
18,243
Avg. Grant Aid
42,474
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
99.2%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
91%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

19,606
Total Undergrad students
12%
International Students
52%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.54%
Black or African American 4.99%
White or Caucasian 35.11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 23.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.29%
Two or more races 6.09%
Other 1.79%

Gender

Male (48.29%)
Female (51.71%)

Campus Life

Housing

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

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
CONQUEST!, Springfest and Songfest

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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

3,390
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,113
Part-time - 1,277
Male - 1,983
Female - 1,425
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