The average composite SAT score for admitted University of Southern California freshman is 1435 out of 1600. USC students have the 37th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1435 is in the 97th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1340 to 1530. The 75th percentile score is 1530 while the 25th percentile score is 1340.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by USC but we estimate it to be around a 1240 total composite SAT score.
The average score for USC students on the math portion of the SAT is 735 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 680 and the 75th percentile score 790.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 660 to 740 and the average score for University of Southern California students is 700.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of Southern California based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 16.1%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.83.
An SAT score of 1530 or higher is very competitive at USC and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 27% or higher.
Scores between 1440 to 1520 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 16% to 25%.
SAT scores between 1340 to 1430 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 9% to 16% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1240 to 1330 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 9% chance of admission to USC. SAT scores below 1240 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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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.