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University of Southern California

3,225 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. 4 Year
#10 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Southern California is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Website

University of Southern California Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
SAT Range
1280-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$31,189/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,013/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,754/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,248/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,515/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,639/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.170 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,057Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
  • Active and parties. Rarely any studying.
    4%
  • All the above
    4%
  • Busy, active, studies, and parties
    51%
  • Busy and active
    13%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Rich and judgmental.
    1%
  • Sex, Money, Drugs, Legacy. Minority? Study.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.231 responses
Poll
34%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.264 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
  • Learn by doing
    1%
  • Absurdly preppy
    2%
  • Blessing
    1%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • High quality & Social
    39%
  • An experience with people to never be forgetten.
    5%
  • Not as promised
    1%

After University of Southern California

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses

Reviews

3,225 reviews
  • Excellent
    835
  • Very Good
    1296
  • Average
    890
  • Poor
    156
  • Terrible
    48
They are very good with placement
  • College Senior
  • 25 days ago
It's really expensive but the name is good and resources are great.
  • College Senior
  • 25 days ago
It's very expensive but the overall program is well structured.
  • College Senior
  • 25 days ago