University of Southern California Computer Science Programs
University of Southern California is a private not-for-profit institution located in Los Angeles, California. The city atmosphere of Los Angeles makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
University of Southern California Rankings
We have ranked USC as #82 out of 758 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. USC also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
USC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards USC has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Modeling, Virtual Environments & Simulation Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Best Computer Software & Applications Schools||College Factual|
|#17||Best Computer Science Schools||College Factual|
|#23||Best Computer Information Systems Schools||College Factual|
|#27||Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#57||Best Schools||Course Advisor|
Where Is University of Southern California?
Contact details for USC are given below.
|Address:||University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089|
How Do I Get Into USC?
You can apply to USC online at: https://www.commonapp.org/
Admission Requirements for USC
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into USC?
Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 17%, and the acceptance rate for women is 16%.
Average Test Scores
About 66% of students accepted to USC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 740. Math scores were between 680 and 790.
Can I Afford University of Southern California?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USC, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $7,798 a year. That adds up to $31,192 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at USC is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Southern California Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 26,501 graduate students at the school.
Of the 18,560 full-time undergraduates at USC, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Southern California students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||960|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,095|
California students aren't the only ones who study at University of Southern California. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.
At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 130 countries are represented at USC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at University of Southern California
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 5th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of USC
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Southern California was $60,275 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how USC is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration||#7||#7|
|Computer Software & Applications||#19||#19|
|Computer & IS Security||#74||#74|
Online Growth Rankings of USC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Southern California was 122.9%. This is the #281 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at USC regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Southern California Computer Science Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Modeling, Virtual Environments & Simulation||45||0||18||0||63|
|Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration||0||0||56||0||56|
|Computer & IS Security||0||0||29||0||29|
|Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications||0||0||3||0||3|
|Other Computer & Information Sciences||0||1||0||0||1|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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