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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 extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 13%. Students that get into USC have an average SAT score between 1410-1540 or an average ACT score of 32-35. 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
13%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
71,031
SAT Range
1410-1540
SAT Reading
690-750
SAT Math
720-790
Students Submitting SAT
31%
ACT Range
32-35
ACT English
34-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
19%

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. 136 responses
Poll
85%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 137 responses

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