University of Southern California

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University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities. USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. 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.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Incoming first-year students must demonstrate superior academic performance — and the potential to do more. Most admitted students are ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and their median standardized test score is in the top 5 percent. No specific curriculum is prescribed or required, though students offered admission typically pursue the most rigorous program available to them in English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language and the arts. Careful attention is paid to preparation for the intended major.

Transfer

USC accepts both sophomore and junior transfer students. Candidates are evaluated primarily by their academic record with respect to making good progress toward the intended degree. In addition to maintaining strong grades, transfer students should complete specific courses in college-level writing and mathematics, make consistent progress toward meeting USC Core requirements, including foreign language and General Education requirements, as well as lower-division courses required for the major. Please visit admission.usc.edu/transfer

Additional Information

The USC Office of Admission administers prestigious scholarship programs for incoming students. Amounts vary but include full, half- and quarter-tuition awards. For a complete list and application instructions, please visit admission.usc.edu/scholarships.
To be considered for USC Merit Scholarships, first-year applicants must submit their application for admission by December 1. Transfer applicants must apply by February 1. A separate application form may be required only in some cases.
USC is need-blind in its admission process. Students are admitted regardless of their ability to pay, and we work with families to meet the full financial need for qualified students. Approximately two-thirds of USC undergraduates receive some sort of financial aid, including need-based grants, merit scholarships, Federal Work-Study and loans. Visit our Net Price Calculator to receive an estimate of your cost, based on your family’s financial circumstances. financialaid.usc.edu/npc
 

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School location
Address

USC Office of Admission, Undergraduate
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911, United States of America

Phone number

(213) 740-1111

Region

West

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