University of Southern California in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California offers 1425-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 18%. The most popular test is SAT - 68% of students submitted it in comparison to 48% of students who submitted ACT. 47.7% are women, and 52.3% are men. 22% percents of international students. University of Southern California is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Southern California is 28344$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $53420 and $64694 per year. 91% of full-time University of Southern California students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $67,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Southern California is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$28,344
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Southern California students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,013
$30,001 - $48,000$16,754
$48,001 - $75,000$21,248
$75,001 - $110,000$32,515
$110,001+$45,639

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 8355

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    17%

    Types of financial aids

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    11218 of University of Southern California undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Southern California number 1 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

    Students at University of Southern California awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $67,700

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Prepaid tuition plan

    Tuition payment plan

    Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Southern California.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Navy

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    91%
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    University of Southern California graduation rate is above the national average.

    91% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Southern California completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    18 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      18%

      In comparison to National Average

      University of Southern California acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 49%.

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      18%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 75%, so University of Southern California acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 57%.

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      18%
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      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      33%

      Total

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      33%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      96%

      Part-time retention rate

      60%

      The University of Southern California full-time retention rate is 96% and part-time retention rate is 60%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Southern California students submitting SAT scores

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      68%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1920 - 2250

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 620 - 730
      Math: 650 - 770
      Writing: 650 - 750

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Southern California students submitting ACT scores

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      48%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      30 - 33

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 30 - 34
      Math: 28 - 34
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Southern California is 9:1, that means that for every 9 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      9:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      10532
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      22%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In University of Southern California the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Southern California and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in California.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on University Park Campus

      The campus located by University Park address in Los Angeles, California.

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      University Park Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Southern California with 0.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University Park Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

      The percentage of crimes on Health Sciences Campus

      The campus located by University Of Southern California address in Los Angeles, California.

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      Health Sciences Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Southern California with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Health Sciences Campus are motor vehicle theft and burglary.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of Southern California offers 1425 programs in total: 519 are for Master's degree, 348 - for Bachelor's degree, 288 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 183 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 33 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 223 universities in Los Angeles county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship and Postbaccalaureate certificate programs offered.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 36 distance education programs that are offered in the University of Southern California: 30 are for Master's degree and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.

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      University of Southern California provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 19791 students with 593730 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 15526 with 372631 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 3371 students.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Southern California

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      USC is no doubt a prestigious college. It also ranks as one of the top colleges in the nation. That said, it is by no means a bribe-to-enter school favoring kids of wealthy folks, as many would like to believe because of the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal; they do reward hard work in their admission process. This school gave my daughter an opportunity when I didn't have a dime to my name. She graduates soon. I give God all the glory for such a blessing, and also appreciate this great school. In spite of perceived negativity, USC continues to be No.1 in giving the most under-represented minority students a chance. It's second to none when it comes to diversity. Fight On!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      A beautiful campus with a Romanesque revival architecture. Makes for a unique scholarly - progressive - modern look. During school season the campus is bursting with life in every corner, while during the summer and off-seasons it is quiet and tranquil. It's not a massive campus but not small either. It takes 10-15 minutes to walk from side to side. Restaurants, cafes and other food and drink places are all around campus, with 3-4 starbucks cafes in and around the campus. The new construction of the USC village has made such a positive contribution to the whole ambience of the campus. Unfortunately, the surrounding area, while improving, is still not the best.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      What a cool school. The tradition, the epic campus, the commitment to being a beacon of higher learning, just everything. If you can afford to go here or send your kids here do it! Want to have notch up and be part of a club that only a few know about then no choice but SC.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      The campus is beautiful, a good place to walk, there are also good attractions around, it is worth visiting. Red brick buildings are also very special and very beautiful. If you are tired, you can take a rest and look at the scenery near the fountain.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      The campus is beautiful, a good place to walk, there are also good attractions around, it is worth visiting. Red brick buildings are also very special and very beautiful. If you are tired, you can take a rest and look at the scenery near the fountain.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: University Park

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +2137402311

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: usc.edu

      Financial aid office: Go to the page

      Admissions office: Go to the page

      Online application: Go to the page

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      Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

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