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University of Southern California Admissions

USC admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 17%. Students that get into USC have an average SAT score between 1300-1500 or an average ACT score of 30-34. The regular admissions application deadline for USC is January 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
17%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
56,676
SAT Range
1300-1500
SAT Reading
650-730
SAT Math
650-770
Students Submitting SAT
55%
ACT Range
30-34
ACT English
30-35
ACT Math
28-34
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
61%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$80
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
82%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.133 responses
Poll
86%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.133 responses
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