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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
University Website: www.usc.edu/
Apply Online: www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/index.html
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The University of Southern California (known as USC or SC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in Los Angeles, California. As California's oldest private research university, USC has historically educated a large number of the region's business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research and cultural institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States. In 2011, USC was named among the Top 10 Dream Colleges in the nation.

As of 2011, USC enrolls 17,414 students in its four-year undergraduate program. USC is also home to 20,596 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, social work, and medicine. The university has a "very high" level of research activity and received $560.9 million in sponsored research from 2009 to 2010. USC sponsors a variety of intercollegiate sports and competes in the NCAA Pacific-12 Conference. Members of the sports teams, the Trojans, have won 96 NCAA team championships, ranking them third in the nation, and 361 NCAA individual championships, ranking them second in the nation. Trojan athletes have won 287 medals at the Olympic games (135 golds, 87 silvers and 65 bronzes), more than any other U.S. university. If USC were a country, it would rank 12th in most Olympic gold medals.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $42,162.00 avg tuition

University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-2311

Apply online Admissions:
www.usc.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:
www.usc.edu/admission/fa/

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of Southern California

Statistics:
Applied 37,210
Admitted 8,566 23%
Enrolled total 2,931
Full Time: 2,929
Part Time 2
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 610 720
SAT Math 670 770
SAT Writing 650 740
ACT Composite 29 33
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 28 34
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 97%
4-year graduation rate 72%
6-year graduation rate 88%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-01-10
Early Admission Deadline 2014-12-01
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-02-01
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of Southern California

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $42,162.00 $42,162.00 $42,162.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $656.00 $656.00 $656.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,420.00 $1,420.00 $1,420.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $34,080.00 $34,080.00 $34,080.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $600.00 $600.00 $600.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,420.00 $1,420.00 $1,420.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,078.00 $12,078.00 $3,540.00
Other Expenses $1,480.00 $1,480.00 $3,540.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $65.00
Graduate Application Fee $85.00
Books and Supplies $1,500.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 75%
Percent receiving grant aid 62%
Avg amount of grant aid $27,941.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 63%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,127.00

University of Southern California

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology X
Architecture X X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
Landscape Architecture X X
Real Estate Development X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X X
Asian-American Studies X
East Asian Studies X X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other X
Biophysics X
Biostatistics X
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X
Microbiology and Immunology X
Molecular Biology X
Molecular Medicine X
Molecular Pharmacology X
Neuroscience X X
Pathology/Experimental Pathology X
Physiology, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X
Construction Management X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management X
Retailing and Retail Operations X
Taxation X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Broadcast Journalism X X
Communication and Media Studies, Other X
International and Intercultural Communication X
Journalism X X
Public Relations/Image Management X X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Artificial Intelligence X
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance X
Computer Science X X
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications X
EDUCATION
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Education, General X X
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration X
Music Teacher Education X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Civil Engineering, Other X X
Computer Engineering, General X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering, Other X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X X
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering X
Industrial Engineering X X
Manufacturing Engineering X
Materials Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Operations Research X
Petroleum Engineering X
Structural Engineering X X
Systems Engineering X
Transportation and Highway Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
American Literature (United States) X
Creative Writing X X
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Comparative Literature X X
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X X
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Italian Language and Literature X
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other X X
Linguistics X X
Russian Language and Literature X
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other X
Behavioral Aspects of Health X
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist X
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other X
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X
International Public Health/International Health X X
Long Term Care Administration/Management X
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling X
Medical Scientist X
Nurse Anesthetist X
Occupational Therapy/Therapist X X
Pharmaceutical Sciences X
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics X
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs X
Physical Therapy/Therapist X
Physician Assistant X
Public Health, General X
HISTORY
History, General X X
History, Other X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Comparative Law X
Programs for Foreign Lawyers X
Tax Law/Taxation X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Computational and Applied Mathematics X
Financial Mathematics X X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Gerontology X X
Historic Preservation and Conservation X
Human Biology X
International/Global Studies X
Marine Sciences X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Environmental Studies X X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Ethics X
Jewish/Judaic Studies X
Philosophy X X
Philosophy, Other X X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Materials Science X
Physical Sciences X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other X
Public Policy Analysis, General X X
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Archeology X
Development Economics and International Development X
Economics, General X X
Geographic Information Science and Cartography X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X X
Political Economy X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Acting X X
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Brass Instruments X X
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X X
Conducting X
Digital Arts X X
Directing and Theatrical Production X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other X X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Game and Interactive Media Design X X
Jazz/Jazz Studies X X
Keyboard Instruments X X
Music History, Literature, and Theory X
Music Management X
Music Pedagogy X X
Music Performance, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X X
Music, General X
Percussion Instruments X X
Playwriting and Screenwriting X X
Stringed Instruments X X
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology X X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X
Voice and Opera X X
Woodwind Instruments X X

University of Southern California Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship $2000 November 01, 2014
IES Legacy Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
Society of Women Engineers Los Angeles Scholarship $1000 February 27, 2015
QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship 100% of tuition September 26, 2014
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