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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.

$55,651 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
13% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University of Southern California?


Contact details for USC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: 213-740-2311

How Do I Get Into USC?

You can apply to USC online at:

Admission Requirements for USC

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USC?

13% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 13%, USC is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 14%, and the acceptance rate for women is 12%.

Average Test Scores

About 31% 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 690 and 750. Math scores were between 720 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Southern California  ( 690 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Southern California  ( 720 to 790 )
USC received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 35. Math scores were between 30 and 35. Composite scores were between 32 and 35.

ACT English Scores for University of Southern California  ( 34 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Southern California  ( 30 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Southern California  ( 32 to 35 )

Can I Afford University of Southern California?

$55,651 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USC is $55,651. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 22% of students took out student loans averaging $6,300 a year. That adds up to $25,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USC is 0.5%. 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

20,206 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,790 undergraduate students at USC, with 20,206 being full-time and 584 being part-time.


There are also 28,528 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,206 full-time undergraduates at USC, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Southern California students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,868
Black or African American 1,203
Hispanic or Latino 3,503
White 6,442
International Students 2,503
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,687

Geographic Diversity

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

7,556 Took All Classes Online
22,847 Took At Least One Class Online
122.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 22,847 students took at least one online class at the school.

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 2020-2021.

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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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