USC

University Of Southern California (USC) is a semester college located in Los Angeles, California. At USC, students can major in a broad variety of subjects ranging from Chemistry to Woodwind Instruments and earn undergraduate as well as post-graduate degrees.

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USC
  • 17,414 students
  • 38,010 students
  • 20%
  • USC Application
  • USC Website

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Admission

Selectivity & Test Scores
20%
33%
81%
41%
1910 - 2220 / 2400
29 - 33 / 36
SAT

The average total SAT score for students admitted to USC for the 2012 academic year was 2065. This combined score can be broken into 705 for math, 670 for critical reading and 690 for writing.

650-760 / 800
620-720 / 800
640-740 / 800
ACT

The average ACT score for students admitted to USC for the 2013-2014 academic year was 31.

28-34 / 36
29-34 / 36
Unknown
Which score should I submit?

At USC, 81% of students submitted an SAT score, but USC accepts both the SAT and ACT.

Admission Requirements
Secondary School Record Secondary School GPA Secondary School Rank Letters of Recommendation Admission Test Score AP Credits
Required Required Not Recommended Required Required Yes

Tuition & Financial Aid

Total Costs

The tuition cost for students attending USC is $43,722.

Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to students at USC. In 2013, 73 percent of first-time students attending USC received some form of financial aid - student loans, grants or scholarships

73%
60%
62%
Financial Aid for Full-Time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid No. Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Total Aid Received Average Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid 2,142 73% - -
Grant Aid 1,818 62% $55,005,548 $30,256
Student Loans 1,771 60% $10,803,700 $6,100
Financial Aid for All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid No. Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Total Aid Received Average Aid Received
Grant Aid 10,629 61% $313,457,650 $29,491
Student Loans 8,826 51% $69,066,736 $7,825
Net Price
Year Income: < 30K Income: 30K - 48K Income: 48K - 75K Income: 75K - 110K Income: > 110K
2011-2012 $14,338 $16,050 $22,784 $32,502 $43,104
2010-2011 $15,610 $16,436 $24,479 $32,046 $43,055
2009-2010 $17,820 $18,734 $22,518 $32,054 $43,745

Majors & Degrees

Graduation Rate
  • 73%
  • 90%
  • 90%
Majors Offered
  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
  • Astronomy
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Brass Instruments
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Comparative Law
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Creative Writing
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dentistry
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Endodontics/Endodontology
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Genetics, Other
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Gerontology
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Human Biology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Long Term Care Administration/Management
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Scientist
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Operations Research
  • Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics/Orthodontology
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Periodontics/Periodontology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Programs for Foreign Lawyers
  • Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Education and Leadership
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments
Degree Details
Highest Degree Offered Continuing Professional Programs Academic and Career Counseling Services Employment Services for Students Placement Services for Graduates Study Abroad
Doctoral No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Enrollment

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Student-Faculty Ratio
9 : 1
0.103
MILLION
PER STUDENT
Endowment per FTE Enrollment
Demographics

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, 2012-2013
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