Office of Admission/John Hubbard Hall, 700 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089 213-740-1111
About University of Southern California
  • Year of Foundation 1880
  • Size of Campus 155 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 16,897
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 50% 50% 34.8% OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 33,892
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $65
  • Enrollment No. 16,445
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 21%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) 440. USC has 108 ethnic/racial student organizations including: 100 Black Men of USC, African Americans in Medicine, Alternative Spring Break: Navajo Nation, Annenberg Black Student Association, Armenian Students Associatio
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 29
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 19
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus International Student Assembly Food Fair, Swim with Mike, Spirits in Action, Cultural Nights sponsored by various cultural organizations, Homecoming and Troy Week concerts and pep rallies, Hawaii Club Annual Luau
  • Number of students in fraternities 29
  • Percent students who are frat members 17%
  • Number of honor societies USC has 48 recognized honor societies including: African American Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key National Honor Society, Latino Honor Society, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 24
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) USC has 82 recognized religious organizations including: The Secular Aliance, Baha'i Campus Association, University Buddhist Association, Soka Gakkai Buddhist Association, Zen Buddhist Association at USC, All Nations Christ
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Distance to nearest bus Los Angeles, CA (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Los Angeles,CA (10), Burbank, CA (16)
  • Distance to nearest train Los Angeles, CA (5)
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (42%), fraternity housing (4%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (52%), special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 30%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 92%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 50%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 94%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 16%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 3%
  • Number of students using college housing 35%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 51
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 3,921,704
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 1,307
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books 279,384
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 1,149
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 6,187,918
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 2,438
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Subscriptions 37,809
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 8,655
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Museums Fisher Gallery (Fine Arts), Robert Zemeckis Center (Cinema),Entertainment Technology Center (Cinema), The Gamble House by Greene and Greene (Architecture), the Integrated Media Systems Center (Engineering), and many more.
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 58,185
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 27,936
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis