University of Southern California

University Park, Los Angeles, CA
4-year
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Majors offered at University of Southern California

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Communication, General
Computer Science

Academics at University of Southern California

1350-1530
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
30-34
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (13% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

University of Southern California demographics

30% White
16% Asian
15% Hispanic
6% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for University of Southern California students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer132k
Software Engineer107k
Senior Financial Analyst88k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)82k
Mechanical Engineer78k
Data Analyst71k
Financial Analyst64k
Based on 46,046 student responses
66.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
126.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
23%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Southern California

University of Southern California financial aid

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Student reviews of University of Southern California

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100% of students

Known for

Close to activities in a city
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Comfortable dorms
Fun orientation programs
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Madison Longton
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Surfing
Art + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like that it feels like its own little community.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don’t like that it’s far away from the beach but it’s a great school.

Isabella Niems
Writing
Reading
Running
Tennis + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I would say that USC is a great school overall. Definitely has a party atmosphere, but it really is what you make of it. The professors are really great, definitely better than a lot of schools I've heard of. The dorms are fantastic, but the food is not so great.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Get the lowest meal plan, no need for anything else.

Nisreen Tarbell
Ceramics And Pottery
Travel And Tourism
Camping
Dance + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

USC's program will definitely put you ahead of other architecture firms in California. Big Alumni network.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is expensive.

Christin Albertus
Music Production
Movies And Film
Writing
Music + 7 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of Southern California is a great school that excels in nearly every field. The professors are passionate about what they do and are respectful of their students. Every type of person can be found among the students. The social life is great and there is something for everyone. While the cost of tuition is often not properly distributed, in most ways, you are getting what you are paying for when attending this university.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

USC is not in a very safe or accessible area. Getting around to other parts of LA is difficult without a car. While there are always events happening on campus, getting off campus requires going about 20 minutes away from the area.

Feben Worku
Business And Entrepreneurship
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Psychology + 9 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the people and the bonds of everyone

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think you need to be aware of the area and to be confident in yourself.

Margaux Castillo
Health Sciences
Art History
Writing
Art + 2 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I feel as if there are so many resources available for me to use and contribute to. In terms of academics, the atmosphere is really encouraging. It's not competitive like other colleges, everyone just wants to help each other succeed and be their best. There are so many research labs and clubs available that I can easily explore my other interests without taking time away from my major. At USC. my other interests can actually become a part of my major.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Depending on what you want your social life to look like, choose housing carefully. If you're outgoing, New North is very social. If you're more reserved and want a quiet environment, Parkside is the go-to. It's important to consider reputation when picking housing.

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