National Universities
#20 in National Universities
World Universities
#66 in World Universities
California Colleges
#7 in California Colleges

Overview

University of Southern California is ranked 20th in National Universities, 66th in World Universities, and 7th in California Colleges.
Next statements evaluate University of Southern California by comparing key academic facts to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.
  • It has very expensive tuition & fees of $60,275.
  • The acceptance rate (11%) is much lower (extremely difficult to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,445 SAT, 33 ACT) is extremely competitive scores.
  • It has very large number of students of 47,310.
  • It offers very diverse area of study (600 programs).

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of USC are $60,275 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California $60,275

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $26,737

4-Years Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $27,917

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of USC are $48,715 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California $48,715

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $18,688

4-Years Colleges $18,848

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $23,169

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of USC is 11% and it is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 11%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 66%

4-Years Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 60%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of USC is 42% and the yield is higher (eager to enroll) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 42%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 35%

4-Years Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 32%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at USC is 1,445 and it is extremely competitive scores compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 1,445

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 1,132

4-Years Colleges 1,124

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 1,178

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at USC is 33 and it is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 33

All U.S. Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 69

4-Years Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 75

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at USC is 92% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 92%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 56%

4-Years Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 63%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at USC is 97% and it is extremely higher (most students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 97%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 74%

4-Years Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 76%

Student Population

The total student population at USC is 47,310 and its population very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 47,310

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 2,477

4-Years Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 2,024

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at USC is $37,647 which is 62.46% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California $37,647

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $16,488

4-Years Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $17,459

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at USC is 9 to 1 and the ratio is lower (small size classes) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 9 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 11 to 1

Number of Programs

USC offers 600 programs and it means very diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 600

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 45

4-Years Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 32

Number of Online Programs

USC offers 75 online programs and it means very diverse online programs compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of Southern California 75

All U.S. Colleges 13

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12

4-Years Colleges 15

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 11