University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
4-year Private university

Overview

The University of Southern California is a private institution established in 1880 with an urban setting located in Los Angeles. It is ranked 28 among National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $68,237 (2024). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,699. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#28 in National Universities
Setting
Urban
Location Los Angeles, California
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1880
Selectivity Very High
Size Large
20,699 Undergraduates

Learning

9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$85,648
Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
$29,174
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $68,237
Outstate Tuition Fee $68,235
Room and Board Fees $19,198
$57,711 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

10% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$85 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
2.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS. Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
01
Early Action Deadline
Jan
15
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Feb
01
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Feb
17
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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--
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$63,884 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$45,764 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $85,648
47% Students with need received Financial Aid
95.5% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Trustee scholarships
Total Worth Full tuition
Eligibility First-year students
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Presidential scholarship
Total Worth Half tuition
Eligibility First-year students
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
International Freshman Academic
Total Worth Amount varies
Eligibility First-year students
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Students

20,699 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
79% Students graduate within 6 years