University of Southern California Ranking, Address, Tuition, Admission Requirements & SAT Scores

The University of Southern California ranking is 30th best college in the US and 46th in the world in the UR listings. It is rated as the 23rd best college nationally by the USNews. It is ranked as the 186th best college in USA by Forbes.

Requirements for Admission and Tuition Fees (Quick Facts)

As a private institution the University of Southern California tuition fees are $46,298 for both in and out of state students. It is an extremely selective college taking in 19% of applicants. Financial aid offered totals $299 million per year, at an average of $41,500 per student.

University of Southern California SAT Scores and ACT Scores

Requirements for SATs (25th-75th percentile) are Math 670 – 770, Reading 610 – 720, and writing 650 – 740. The Composite SAT score range is from 1100 to 1290.

The requirements for ACT (25th-75th percentile) are Composite 29 – 33, English 29 – 34, and Math 28 – 34.

About the University of Southern California (USC)

The University of Southern California name is often shortened to the abbreviation USC, and it is located in southern California in the USA.

It was founded in 1880 as a private institution having been proposed as a Methodist university. It is situated in an urban campus in Los Angeles.

There are around 16,500 undergraduate students and approximately 15,900 postgraduate scholars at the University of Southern California, in addition to the 4,400 staff and faculty. The fees for undergraduate study are $32,000 per annum. The University of Southern California has an endowment of 2.7 billion US dollars, and spends $430 per year on research. The president is Steven B. Sample. The schools mascot is a white horse named traveler. It is a member of the Pacific Ten Conference.

University of Southern California Ranking
University of Southern California photograph by Ting Chen.

With close to 200,000 alumni at USC it is no surprise that many important people have passed through the university gates over the years. Some of the University of Southern California alumni include the astronaut and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong; Film people such as George Lucas, John Wayne, Will Ferrell and Forest Whitaker; Sports star O.J. Simpson; architects Qingyun Ma and Raphael Soriano; and the desert storm conflict leader Norman Schwarzkopf.

There are twenty two libraries associated with the University of Southern California. In total these house over four million books, and have a further six million volumes available on microfilm. Of all of the hundreds of universities in the USA, the USC library system is ranked 35th overall.

Other colleges in California include Stanford, San Diego State, University of California Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, University of California Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Francisco, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, CalTech, and UC Berkeley.

University of Southern California Address

University Park Campus,
Los Angeles,
CA 90089, USA

University of Southern California Logo

University of Southern California Logo

University of Southern California Rankings and Quick Facts

Motto: Palmam qui meruit ferat – English: Let whoever earns the palm bear it.

University of Southern California ranking
Ranking – Times 400 (UK)
University world Ranking – Jiao tong 500 (China)
University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)
PBA Top 100 Colleges
USnews American ranking
American Rank (Jiaotong)
USC facts
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
USC Location Los Angeles, California, USA
Faculty / Staff
Endowment – USA Rank $3,065,935,000 – 22nd
Endowment per student
Research Spending – USA Rank $445,036,000 – 28th
Number of foreign students

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