The University of Southern California, founded in 1880, is a private, comprehensive university. As a major research university, USC provides undergraduates with an extraordinary range of academic programs and encourages study and research across disciplines. This breadth of programs means that students can combine both strong liberal arts and professional studies. USC's 155-acre main campus location puts the incomparable resources offered by Los Angeles and southern California within easy reach. Students draw on these resources for research and internships, for exploring arts and community service and for working at the center of developing information technologies. Within this driven, forward-thinking, far-flung area, USC students maintain a strong sense of community.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
19,907
Undergraduates
9,715
Men - 48.8%
10,193
Women - 51.2%
27,403
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
13% of 64,352 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.76
SAT Math
714 average
690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,909
Tuition and Fees
$58,195
Room and Board
$15,916
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$57,520
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,434
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,151
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
45%
20-29
11%
30-39
9%
40-49
7%
50-99
8%
Over 100
3%
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Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tommy Trojan, Traveler
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
23.8%
Black/African-American
5.2%
Hispanic/Latino
17.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
44.9%
Unknown
1.5%
International Students
12.5% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported