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
20,487
Undergraduates
9,875
Men - 48.2%
10,613
Women - 51.8%
28,270
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
12% of 69,062 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.87
SAT Math
714 average
740-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700 average
710-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$85,650
Tuition and Fees
$64,726
Room and Board
$17,436
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$63,884
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,534
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Academic Calendar System
Not reported
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
281
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
17%
10-19
45%
20-29
11%
30-39
8%
40-49
8%
50-99
9%
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
36% of all students
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
0.2%
Asian
28.2%
Black/African-American
7.4%
Hispanic/Latino
20.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
34.4%
Unknown
2.1%
International Students
13.0% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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