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

University of Southern California Admissions

What is the acceptance rate for USC?

USC admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 16%. Students that get into USC have an average SAT score between 1340-1530 or an average ACT score of 30-34. The regular admissions application deadline for USC is January 15. Interested students can apply for early action, and the USC early action deadline is November 1.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
16%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
59,712
SAT Range
1340-1530
SAT Reading
660-740
SAT Math
680-790
Students Submitting SAT
66%
ACT Range
30-34
ACT English
32-35
ACT Math
28-34
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
41%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
No data available  
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$85
Application Website
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
    Considered but not 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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