University of Southern California School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Los Angeles, CA

$58,195

Avg tuition

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About University of Southern California

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Located in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California has a student body of over 48,000 learners. The private nonprofit university admits 11% of applicants and graduates 92% of its students. USC runs more than 200 programs across its 23 schools and divisions. USC also hosts more than a dozen research centers and institutes, along with over 1,000 student organizations and four major recreational centers.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

11% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1360-1530

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 31-34

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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48k

Students Enrolled

17%

Online Student Enrollment

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

29%

Non-U.S. Citizen

25%

Asian

17%

Hispanic

15%

Unknown

5%

Black

5%

Two or more races

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

54%

Socio-economic diversity

18% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

76

Total Online Enrollment

8,203

Student Location Breakout

17% 83%

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate 20% online

Master's 28% online

Doctorate 3% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

18%

State Grant Aid

11%

Institution Grant Aid

65%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,014
State Grant Aid $9,055
Institution Grant Aid $34,058
Pell Grant Aid $4,741

Financial Outlook

$61k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$19k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.