University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles, USA

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Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880 in Los Angeles, California, is the oldest private research university in the city.  The university has achieved accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). USC has been ranked 22nd in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities by the US News and World. The university stood 18th among more than 1,000 public and private universities in the 2020 ranking by  The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university was ranked number three of the 150 universities surveyed in the western U.S.  and the university also secured rank number two in engagement and number five in the environment in the set of top 25 schools reflecting its measure of diversity and inclusion.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The university’s main campus, Park campus, is located in the city's Downtown Arts and Education Corridor and inhabits Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as well as many professional schools.  Most of the buildings dwelled in the campus are in the Romanesque Revival style in sharp contrast to the others in modernist style. The Health Sciences campus located in the northeast of downtown Los Angeles includes the Keck School of Medicine, three major training hospitals, the School of Pharmacy, and programs in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. USC offers many programs through several other centres in Marina Del Rey, Sacramento, Catalina Island, Alhambra, Washington, D.C Orange County, and around Southern California. The Children’s Hospital Los Angele, often called as the third campus of the USC,  offers many programs through USC’s centres in its premises.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Along with academics, the university has stood out in sports with 288 medals at the Olympic Games, more than any university in the USA. The USC’s sport’s team, Trojans, is ranked 3rd for having won 107 NCAA team championships and is ranked 2nd for having won 409 NCAA individual championships. USC has more than 400,000 living alumni including  11 Rhodes Scholars and 12 Marshall Scholars, nine Nobel laureates, six MacArthur Fellows, and one Turing Award winner.  The names of the alumni themselves speak of the glory of the university like  Neil Armstrong,  O. J. Simpson, John Wayne, John Ritter and Patrick J. Adams, to enumerate a few.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Having a reputation worldwide for its academics and cutting-edge research, the university attracts students and companies from all over the world. The  25.4%  of its total enrolled student strength is international that represents more than 150 countries. USC has a big list of companies that visit and hire the Trojans like Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Inc., Bloomberg, Cisco, Disney Imagineering, Facebook, Google, Inc., L’Oreal, Microsoft Corporation, Netflix, Oracle and many more.

University of Southern California Facts & Highlights

Type of University

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - $60,446 (2021-22)

Masters -  $59,260 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Spring & Fall

Average GPA Requirement

3.79

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1440; ACT - 31; IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 90; GRE - Not required (as of September 7, 2021); GMAT - 707

Admission Requirements

Standardised test scores, LOR, SOP, Academic Transcripts, English language proficiency test scores, Documentation of financial support

Admissions Deadlines

Fall - January 15

Spring - September 15

Percentage of International Students

24%

Size of Campus (in acres)

229

Alumni Worldwide

437k+

Females to Males Ratio

49:51

Average Salary after 10 Years

$70,700 (Annual)

University of Southern California Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA

NA

61

55

60

QS

112

121

129

115

132

Times Higher Education (THE)

63

53

62

66

66

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA

70

69

69

62

University of Southern California Subject Rankings

Business

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Global MBA

30

28

29

37

QS - Accounting & Finance

NA

51-100

51-100

51-100

Times Higher Education (THE)

42

43

47

32

U.S. News & World Report - Graduate Business School

17

17

17

20

U.S. News & World Report - MBA Business Analytics

25

NA

NA

NA

Financial Times Global MBA

NA

36

46

59

Computer Science

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

38

37

36

28

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Science

NA

NA

NA

20

Engineering

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA

112

109

165

Times Higher Education (THE)

57

45

47

57

U.S. News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

37

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

34

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

14

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Civil Engineering PG

33

NA

NA

NA

Law

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

U.S. News & World Report 

19

NA

NA

NA

NA

Times Higher Education (THE)

NA

102-105

NA

NA

NA

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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA Scholarship

USC Merit Scholarships

To be able to apply for the USC merit scholarships, students are required to apply for admission by the December 1 deadline. All international students who apply to the university successfully will be considered for the scholarships automatically. 

These scholarships will be granted based on the student’s academic performance, service, leadership and talent. The value of the scholarship may range from a few thousand dollars to full tuition fees. Administered by the Office of Admission, USC merit scholarships may include the half-tuition Presidential Scholarship, four-year Mork Family and Trustee scholarships and the one-quarter tuition Dean's Scholarship.

  • International Freshman Academic- This scholarship is open to first-year international students who will be selected on the basis of standardised scores. The value of the scholarship and the number of awards may vary. 

  • Asian Pacific Alumni Association- The applicant must be a currently enrolled USC student. This scholarship will be granted based on merit and/or need and to the candidates who have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). The candidate must also have been actively involved in the Asian Pacific American community. The value of the scholarship is between $1,000 and $5,000. 

Other USC Scholarships

Administered by organizations outside USC’s Office of Admission, these scholarships have different deadlines and eligibility criteria. Students need to apply to the same separately. 

Campus Location

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90089

http://sait.usc.edu/ois/ | (213)740-5194 | ois@usc.edu

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