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University of Southern California
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  • 4 Year
  • LOS ANGELES, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

editorial

USC is a highly rated private university located in Los Angeles, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,560 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the USC acceptance rate is 11%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Biology. Graduating 92% of students, USC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $53,800.

About

UNIVERSITY PARK
LOS ANGELES, CA 90089
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

University of Southern California Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

USC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
11%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1340-1530
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$39,759 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$37,811 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 247 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 279 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 278 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    91%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,560 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,226
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 181 responses
  • Busy, active, studies, and parties
    41%
  • Busy and active
    15%
  • Work hard, play hard, fight on hard
    13%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Work Hard Play Hard Mentality
    8%
  • Studies & parties
    7%
  • All the above
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 327 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 371 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 210 responses
  • High quality & Social
    35%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • The key to my future
    12%
  • Perfect
    9%
  • An experience with people to never be forgetten.
    8%
  • Snobby
    3%
  • Pre-Professional
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 160 responses

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