University of Southern CaliforniaSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Los Angeles, California Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$58,195

Avg tuition

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About University of Southern California

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

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.

Acceptance Rate 11%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 96%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 92%

SAT & ACT

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

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1360-1530

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 31-34

Ways to Learn

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.

Learning Environment

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

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54%

Female Student Population

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

48k

Students Enrolled

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%

Socio-Economic Diversity

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

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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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
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.