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University of Southern California
  • Graduate School
  • LOS ANGELES, CA

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USC is a private graduate school in Los Angeles, California. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 27,403 graduate students. Of the 170 graduate programs offered at University of Southern California, 50 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. 21% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
27,403
Part-Time Grad Students
5,645
Research Assistants
1,323
Teaching Assistants
663
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    30.8%
  • White
    29.4%
  • Asian
    13.7%
  • Hispanic
    13.4%
  • African American
    6.5%
  • Unknown
    4%
  • Multiracial
    1.8%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.3%
  • Native American
    0.2%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the students at this school?
Based on 230 responses
  • Driven
    37%
  • Down-to-earth
    5%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Intellectual
    17%
  • Organized
    4%
  • anti-white-liberals
    1%
  • Compassionate
    0%
Poll
What word or phrase best describes your program?
Based on 219 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    21%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    14%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    20%
  • Fulfilling, knowledgeable, inclusive, supportive.
    29%
  • Looks good on paper. Nothing more.
    2%
  • Well connected/full of passionate professionals
    15%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
94%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 228 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 228 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 218 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your degree in total?
Based on 230 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    7%
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    9%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    23%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    33%
  • More than $100,000
    29%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 230 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    5%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    3%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    9%
  • $100,000 - $125,000
    2%
  • $125,000 - $150,000
    3%
  • More than $150,000
    1%
  • Did not graduate yet
    78%
74%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 230 responses

Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$27,291
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,636
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$778,559
National
$281,900

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