University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
www.usc.edu/ University Park, Los Angeles, CA, 90089
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A+ Athletics
  • A+ Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A+ Party Scene

USC Admissions

Acceptance Rate 11.62%
Acceptance Deadline January 15
Students Receiving Financial Aid 69.05%

USC Tuition

Net Price* $37,521
Average Total Aid Awarded $6,014
Students Receiving Financial Aid 69.05%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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Classes at USC

Student Faculty Ratio 9:1

USC Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • International Relations
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Film and Video Studies

USC Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

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USC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 19,194
Part-Time Undergraduates 713

USC Alumni at CollegeAdvisor

Kevin Kim
Northwestern University
Hi everyone! My name's Kevin, and I plan on double majoring in political science and economics at Northwestern University. Even without super unique extracurriculars or experiences (finding the cure to cancer or starting a million dollar business at the age of two), I know that each applicant has the potential to present a unique story to the admission officers! As your advisor, I will work to help highlight the unique parts of your application in your essays. I'm excited to share the tips and tricks of the college process that I learned while applying for colleges and advising other students. I can't wait to help make these polar opposite terms (fun and the college process) seem like synonyms :)

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Dovie Siaway
University of California – Berkeley
Hi everyone! My name is Dovie! I'm originally from Alabama but I grew up in the Bay Area. I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in American Studies with an emphasis in Education. (Go Bears!) While at Cal, I served as the Assistant Director of Recruitment for the Black Recruitment and Retention Center and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I have worked in education for over 10 years from tutoring/advising jobs to recruitment work for Cal to managing an Education & Careers department at a nonprofit. I love advising high school students and what I've learned over the years is that there are many pathways for students to achieve their academic goals. As an advisor, I enjoy helping students paint the full picture of themselves through their essays and assisting with career/major exploration. In my every day life I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and reading. My latest read was "All About Love" by bell hooks which I highly recommend! I look forward to working with you to achieve your college goals!

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David Querusio
Boston College
Hi there! I have been working as an admissions counselor at NYU for the past four years. While at NYU, I also earned my master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. As a first-generation student, I was excited but also very intimidated by the college application process. I ended up staying close to home at Boston College and loved it. So much of being successful in the application process depends on knowing how to navigate the requirements and expectations of universities, and I am happy to help you every step of the way!

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Corbin Chu
Williams College
College advisor with 10 years of experience supporting students from all walks of life pursuing top US universities and liberal arts colleges in various subjects, especially STEM, business, and undecided majors.

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Cedric Jones
University of California – Berkeley
My love for college advising began at UC Berkeley where I studied Landscape Architecture and also was the Executive Director of a recruitment and retention center in partnership with Cal's Office of Admissions. Over the last 7 years, I've served in the capacity of a STEM Teacher and Principal, supporting hundreds of students with their college applications through High School & College Options programming of which I have instituted at multiple school sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. I look forward to aiding youth in their pursuits of higher education!

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Arshia Malek, M.Ed.
University of Southern California
Thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Arshia, and I'm an Advising Manager and Senior Consultant for CollegeAdvisor.com. I hold a B.A. in Sociology and M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from University of Southern California and a Certificate in College Admission Consulting from UC Berkeley. I look forward to partnering with you and assisting you in your college admissions journey. Key experiences: admission and advisement at USC, QuestBridge, and University of California system. Expertise: college admissions and planning, academic and career counseling, major exploration, transfer, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, and pre-health advisement.

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Angelique Singh
University of Southern California
Hi everyone! I am a doctoral candidate at USC and an educator. I have worked as a college/ school faculty counselor with students from elementary to post-secondary settings while teaching college courses and working in Special Education. I am a California Native and have earned multiple degrees from USC. I look forward to helping you find your fit. Fight on!
Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Aaron Brown
University of Southern California
I have worked in higher education for 14 years across highly selective admissions (at both public and private colleges) and recently transitioned to college counseling. Over that time I have read thousands of essays, conducted hundreds of interviews, and have enjoyed every moment in which I have been able to help students and their parents navigate the college search and admission process.

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