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#5 Best Private Colleges in California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

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Overview

Student Population
47,310
University of Southern California overview
Location Los Angeles, California
Online usc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of Southern California overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Los Angeles, California, University of Southern California is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 64,352 prospective students applied, and 8,339 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,401 enrolled in the school.  40,952 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,358 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $55,320 plus fees of $905. USC is ranked 33 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes

USC is rated within the top 7% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Southern California within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
University of Southern California overview
SAT 1350/1530
ACT 30/34
GPA 3.73
Applications Accepted
13% 
University of Southern California overview
Applications Due Jan 10, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$55,320
Costs for University of Southern California
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$905
Room and Board $15,400
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$74,825

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$85,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
90% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Southern California students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Social Sciences 15%
Visual and Performing Arts 13%
Communication 9%
Engineering 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123961 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern California.

Current students may use the University of Southern California GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.