University of Southern California

country rank  23
world rank  25

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University Overview

Established in 1880, University of Southern California is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Los Angeles (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of Southern California (USC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Southern California (USC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 137 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
USC

Founded
1880

Motto
Palmam qui meruit ferat Let him who deserves it bear away the palm

Colours
Cardinal and gold

Mascot
Traveler

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University Location

Address
University Park
Los Angeles (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
90089 California United States

T +1 (213) 740 2311

F +1 (213) 740 9048

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

uniRank Degree/Study Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate








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Important: please contact or visit the official website of University of Southern California for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree/Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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Important: the above uniRank Tuition Range Matrix does not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Southern California's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 10-20%

Admission Office
University Park - JHH 216
Los Angeles 90089-0911
+1 (213) 740 1111


Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Southern California's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range over-45,000

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range over-5,000

Control Type
Control Type Private

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Urban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library
University Library Yes Go to University of Southern California's Library

Housing
University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities
University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids
University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of University of Southern California for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation
1949


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (AANA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar


Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the University of Southern California as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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