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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%.
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.
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.
Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.
1350 - 1530
30 - 34
High School GPA
Accept Common App
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.
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.
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
Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.
Average Annual Cost
Books And Supplies
Room And Board
The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.
Budget For Other Expenses
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.
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.
Research Funding per Student
Evening Degree Programs
Business Administration, Management...
Communication and Media Studies
Accounting and Related Services
Film/Video and Photographic Arts
International Relations and Nationa...
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
City/Urban, Community and Regional...
Political Science and Government
Fine and Studio Arts
Public Relations, Advertising, and...
Architectural Sciences and Technolo...
Neurobiology and Neurosciences
Dental Support Services and Allied...
Electrical, Electronics and Communi...
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...
Social Sciences, General
Natural Resources Conservation and...
Computer Software and Media Applica...
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...
Romance Languages, Literatures, and...
Design and Applied Arts
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...
English Language and Literature, Ge...
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...
Visual and Performing Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures,...
Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...
Real Estate Development
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...
Classics and Classical Languages, L...
Public Policy Analysis
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...
Health and Physical Education/Fitne...
Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...
Geography and Cartography
Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...
Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER
Two or more races
Non Resident alien
American Indian/Alaska native
0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander
Out Of State
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$76,787 per year
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
The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Available
Division Sports Nickname
cardinal and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Total Male Athletes
Total Female Athletes
Sports Team (Men)
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
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.
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
Show data for students who
and started their studies
Out of 7,811 students
10% Still Enrolled
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Students Receiving State Aid
Students Receiving Institutional Grants
Aid awarded based on the family income.
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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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