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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.

Website: www.usc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
19,907
Undergraduate
Students
(51.2%) 10,183 Women
(48.8%) 9,724 Men
27,403
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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 2019 Graduates
$28,434
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,151
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.8% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
17.5% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.9% White
1.5% Unknown
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
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