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About University of Southern California (USC)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


The university is a private not-for-profit institution founded in the year 1880. The university has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,172 which includes 37,900 full-time students and 5,971 part-time enrollments.

  • The university is one of the leading private research institutes in the world.

  • USC acceptance rate is 17%.

  • The university has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1.

  • The university has an overall graduation rate of 92%.

Online Education at USC

The university provides 112 online programs across 17 disciplines including Business Management, Nursing, Human Services, Public Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Education, Accounting, Health Science, Design, Science, Fine Arts, Psychology, Aviation, Environmental Science, and Homeland Security Programs.

  • There are more than 8000 graduates and executive education students taking online courses.

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Some of the reviews provided by the students are

  • The university provides a promising atmosphere with a focused, talented student body and faculty members who are pioneers in their respective fields. The staff is supportive and tends to a prompt resolution of students’ issues.

  • The syllabus at the university is updated frequently to ensure quality education applicable in the industry. The faculty involvement makes the concepts easy to grasp and the classes interesting. The online program is flexible and provides an innovative approach to education.

Location & Contact


University Park


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Phone: 2137402311
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USC Rankings

  • The university is ranked 22 in National Universities according to US News.

  • It is ranked 5 in Best Colleges for Veteran.

  • It is ranked 10 in Business Programs.

  • It is ranked 37 in Best Value Schools.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1350 - 1530

ACT Range

30 - 34

Application Fee




High School GPA


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University of Southern California Admission ProcessUniversity of Southern California Admissions

Aspirants interested in enrolling in any of the programs at the University of Southern University have to submit the online application which is available on the official website of the university. While submitting the application form, students should pay application fees. The application fees can be paid by Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card. Students should submit their updated resume/CV, letters of recommendations, official transcripts, SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT scores, a personal statement. an essay and other documents. International students should submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores along with a proof of their financial support. 

University of Southern California Application Process

Step 1: Students should review the degree program before applying for the program.

Step 2: Students should read all the instructions carefully before starting the application process.

Step 3: Students cannot make changes frequently in the application form. Hence, students should be careful while filling the application form.

Step 4: Students should submit the completed application online. 

Step 5: Students should pay application fees of $90 for all graduate degree programs. The University of Southern California accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover card payments.

Step 6: In the next step students should upload all the program materials and other requirements.

Step 7: After submitting the application, students will receive 10-digit USC ID number via email within 2-3 business days.

Step 8: After submission of all the documents, students should track their application status. The admission processing center takes approximately 15 days to match the student's transcripts to their application in the database. Notifications regarding missing transcripts and other materials will be emailed. So students should check their emails regularly.

Note: The office of graduate admission will notify the students by email that about their admission decision.

University of Southern California Admissions Requirements

  • Students who are interested in undertaking any degree at the University of Southern California should submit an online application form which is available on the official website of the university

  • Students should submit their GRE, SAT, ACT or GMAT scores (if applicable)

  • Students should be having a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Students interested in undertaking graduate degree programs should have a bachelors degree

  • Students should pay a non-refundable application fee

  • Students should submit their updated resume

  • Students should submit an essay along with the application form

  • Students should submit letters of recommendations from a teacher or a guidance counselor

  • Students should have their transcripts sent directly to the university

  • Students should be having work experience of two years to apply for any graduate degree programs

  • International students should submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores

  • For a few programs, final selected students are interviewed via video web conferences

  • Students should submit a personal statement

  • Students should send their portfolio (if applicable)

  • International Students should submit a proof of financial support

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


The cost to attend of University of Southern California is quite expensive. There might be chances that the budget for education might exceed for some of the families. But investing in child's education is considered to be the greatest investment as the knowledge and skills enhancement at the university is beyond that.

The net price of the university is $36,161 and the average annual cost of tuition is $55,320.

The total one year cost to attend the university is $74,825.

To know course wise details of breakdown of one year cost. Please visit the official website.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

1,023 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

263 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

217 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

217 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

205 Graduates


183 Graduates

Computer Science

174 Graduates

Psychology, General

168 Graduates

Human Biology

163 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

139 Graduates

City/Urban, Community and Regional...

132 Graduates

Political Science and Government

121 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

112 Graduates

Public Health

111 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

103 Graduates

Biology, General

96 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

88 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

88 Graduates


84 Graduates

Architectural Sciences and Technolo...

79 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

79 Graduates


74 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

70 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

68 Graduates


65 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

65 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

59 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

59 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

52 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

51 Graduates


46 Graduates


45 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

44 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

43 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

42 Graduates

Computer Engineering

40 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

39 Graduates

Civil Engineering

37 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

35 Graduates

Cognitive Science

35 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

32 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

31 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

31 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

30 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

26 Graduates

International Business

26 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

22 Graduates


21 Graduates

Real Estate

17 Graduates


17 Graduates

Area Studies

17 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

16 Graduates


15 Graduates


13 Graduates


11 Graduates

Real Estate Development

10 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

10 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

10 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

9 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

8 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

7 Graduates


7 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

6 Graduates

International/Global Studies

6 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

5 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

3 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




39% White

1% Unknown

5% Black

15% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

13% Non Resident alien

21% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$76,787 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 82% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,102/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

cardinal and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Pacific-12 Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Swimming and Diving



Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $15,912 per year. University of Southern California has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at USC costs around $6,102 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At USC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 48% male and 52% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$29 - 342

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


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Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


University of Southern California (USC) Financial Aid

The University provides financial aid for students in need in the form of federal aid, grants, loans, and scholarships. 67% of students entering the first year class receive some form of financial assistance and 21% of USC students receive merit-based scholarships. Students can receive federal aid by filling FAFSA form. University of Southern California Federal School Code 001328. Financial aids provided at the university include the following

  • Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan along with Federal Work-Study option.

  • State Aids include the Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B.

  • Institutional Aids and USC Scholarships provided at the university are University Grant, USC Merit Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, National Merit Finalist, International Freshman Academic, and USC Associates Scholarship.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program are provided as Military and Veteran Aids

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