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The University of Southern California

Location/Contact
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
UNIVERSITY PARK
LOS ANGELES, CA 90089--5012
General info:(213) 740-2311
Financial aid office:(213) 740-1111
Admissions office:(213) 740-1111
University Homepage

Tuition + Room (2011)
Instate: $42,818
Out-of-State: $42,818
Room & Board(on-campus): $12,078

UGrad Application Fee: $65
Grad Application Fee: $85

Tuition Prepaid: Yes
Tuition Payment Plan: Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:6618
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2011)
# of Undergrads: 18,876
# of Grad students: 21,639
# of Part time: 2
Total Students: 40,515
50% Male, 50% Female

International: 18%
African-American: 5%
American Indian: 0%
Asian: 19%
Hispanic: 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 88%
Caucasian (non-hispan): 38%
Unknown: 5%

Financial Aid
77% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $2,253

21% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $8,081

52% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $12,487

56% receive student loans and the average amount is $2,501
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Private not-for-profit 4 year or above Institution
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

Special Programs
Dental Program
MD Medical Program
Pharmacy Program
Law Program

Admissions Requirements
Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Test Scores Required
Competencies Required
Test EOFL Required

Special Credits
HS College Credit: No
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted %
24% men vs 22% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions
Number of Men Applicants: 17,297
Number of Women Applicants: 19,913
Number of Men Admitted: 4,116
Number of Women Admitted: 4,450

Student Services
Library On Campus
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus

Majors  Hide Majors
• Accounting
• Acting
• Advanced General Dentistry Post-master's certificate
• Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences Other
• Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Phd
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Postbaccalaureate certificate
• African-American/Black Studies
• American Literature (United States
• American/United States Studies/Civilization
• American/United States Studies/Civilization Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Anthropology
• Anthropology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Applied Mathematics General
• Applied Mathematics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Archeology
• Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
• Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Architecture
• Architecture Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Art History Criticism and Conservation
• Art History Criticism and Conservation Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Art History Criticism and Conservation Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Artificial Intelligence
• Arts Entertainment and Media Management General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Asian-American Studies
• Astronomy
• Behavioral Aspects of Health
• Behavioral Aspects of Health Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biochemistry Biophysics and Molecular Biology Other
• Biochemistry
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biological and Biomedical Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Biology/Biological Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biomathematics Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Other
• Biophysics
• Biostatistics
• Biostatistics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Brass Instruments
• Brass Instruments Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Broadcast Journalism
• Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services Other
• Business Administration Management and Operations Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Business Administration and Management General
• Business Administration and Management General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Business/Commerce General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
• Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering Phd
• Chemical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemical Physics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemistry General
• Chemistry General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Cinematography and Film/Video Production
• City/Urban Community and Regional Planning
• City/Urban Community and Regional Planning Phd
• City/Urban Community and Regional Planning Post-master's certificate
• City/Urban Community and Regional Planning Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Civil Engineering General
• Civil Engineering General Phd
• Civil Engineering General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Civil Engineering Other
• Classics and Classical Languages Literatures and Linguistics General
• Classics and Classical Languages Literatures and Linguistics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
• Communication Journalism and Related Programs Other Post-master's certificate
• Communication and Media Studies Other
• Communication and Media Studies Other Post-master's certificate
• Comparative Law
• Comparative Literature
• Comparative Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computational Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computational and Applied Mathematics
• Computer Engineering General
• Computer Engineering General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer Science
• Computer Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
• Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
• Conducting
• Construction Management
• Counseling Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services Post-master's certificate
• Creative Writing
• Curriculum and Instruction Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
• Dentistry Phd(Professional practice)
• Development Economics and International Development
• Digital Arts
• Directing and Theatrical Production
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts General
• Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft Other
• East Asian Languages Literatures and Linguistics General
• East Asian Languages Literatures and Linguistics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• East Asian Studies
• East Asian Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Economics General
• Economics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Education General
• Education General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Educational Leadership and Administration General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Phd
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Endodontics/Endodontology Post-master's certificate
• Engineering Other
• Engineering Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• English Language and Literature General
• English Language and Literature General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
• Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Phd
• Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Epidemiology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Ethics
• Ethnic Cultural Minority Gender and Group Studies Other
• Ethnic Cultural Minority Gender and Group Studies Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Evolutionary Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Film/Cinema/Video Studies
• Film/Cinema/Video Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Finance General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Financial Mathematics
• Fine Arts and Art Studies Other
• Fine/Studio Arts General
• Foreign Language Teacher Education Postbaccalaureate certificate
• French Language and Literature
• French Language and Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Game and Interactive Media Design
• Genetics Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Geographic Information Science and Cartography
• Geographic Information Science and Cartography Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Geography
• Geography Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Geology/Earth Science General
• Geology/Earth Science General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
• German Language and Literature
• German Language and Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Gerontology
• Gerontology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Gerontology Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Other
• Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences General
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
• Hispanic and Latin American Languages Literatures and Linguistics General
• Hispanic and Latin American Languages Literatures and Linguistics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Hispanic-American Puerto Rican and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
• Historic Preservation and Conservation
• Historic Preservation and Conservation Postbaccalaureate certificate
• History General
• History General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• History Other
• Human Biology
• Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration General Post-master's certificate
• Humanities/Humanistic Studies
• Industrial Engineering
• Industrial Engineering Phd
• Industrial Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• International Business/Trade/Commerce
• International Public Health/International Health
• International Relations and Affairs
• International Relations and Affairs Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• International and Intercultural Communication
• International and Intercultural Communication Post-master's certificate
• International/Global Studies
• Italian Language and Literature
• Jazz/Jazz Studies
• Jazz/Jazz Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Jewish/Judaic Studies
• Journalism
• Keyboard Instruments
• Keyboard Instruments Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Landscape Architecture
• Landscape Architecture Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Law Phd(Professional practice)
• Legal Professions and Studies Other Post-master's certificate
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
• Linguistic Comparative and Related Language Studies and Services Other
• Linguistics
• Linguistics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Logistics Materials and Supply Chain Management
• Logistics Materials and Supply Chain Management Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Long Term Care Administration/Management
• Long Term Care Administration/Management Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Manufacturing Engineering
• Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
• Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Marine Sciences
• Marine Sciences Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
• Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Materials Engineering
• Materials Science
• Materials Science Phd
• Materials Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mathematics General
• Mathematics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Phd
• Mechanical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Medical Scientist
• Medicine Phd(Professional practice)
• Microbiology and Immunology
• Microbiology and Immunology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Molecular Biology
• Molecular Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Molecular Genetics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Molecular Medicine
• Molecular Medicine Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Molecular Pharmacology
• Molecular Pharmacology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies Other
• Music General
• Music Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Music History Literature and Theory
• Music Management
• Music Pedagogy
• Music Pedagogy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Music Performance General
• Music Performance General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Music Performance General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Music Teacher Education
• Music Teacher Education Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Music Technology Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Music Theory and Composition
• Music Theory and Composition Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Musicology and Ethnomusicology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Near and Middle Eastern Studies
• Neurobiology and Anatomy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Neuroscience
• Neuroscience Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Post-master's certificate
• Nurse Anesthetist
• Occupational Therapy/Therapist
• Occupational Therapy/Therapist Phd(Professional practice)
• Occupational Therapy/Therapist Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Operations Research
• Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Post-master's certificate
• Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Post-master's certificate
• Orthodontics/Orthodontology Post-master's certificate
• Pathology/Experimental Pathology
• Pathology/Experimental Pathology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics Post-master's certificate
• Percussion Instruments
• Percussion Instruments Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Periodontics/Periodontology Post-master's certificate
• Petroleum Engineering
• Petroleum Engineering Phd
• Petroleum Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Petroleum Engineering Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Pharmaceutical Sciences Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics
• Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
• Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs Phd
• Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Pharmacy Phd(Professional practice)
• Philosophy Other
• Philosophy
• Philosophy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physical Sciences
• Physical Therapy/Therapist
• Physical Therapy/Therapist Phd(Professional practice)
• Physical Therapy/Therapist Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physical Therapy/Therapist Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Physician Assistant
• Physics General
• Physics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physiology General
• Physiology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Playwriting and Screenwriting
• Playwriting and Screenwriting Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Political Economy
• Political Economy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Political Science and Government General
• Political Science and Government General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Programs for Foreign Lawyers
• Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology Post-master's certificate
• Psychology General
• Psychology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration
• Public Administration Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration and Social Service Professions Other
• Public Health General
• Public Policy Analysis General
• Public Policy Analysis General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Policy Analysis General Post-master's certificate
• Public Policy Analysis General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Public Policy Analysis Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Public Relations/Image Management
• Real Estate Development
• Religion/Religious Studies
• Religion/Religious Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Restaurant/Food Services Management Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Retailing and Retail Operations
• Russian Language and Literature
• Slavic Languages Literatures and Linguistics General
• Slavic Languages Literatures and Linguistics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Social Sciences General
• Social Work
• Social Work Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Sociology
• Sociology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Spanish Language and Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Statistics General
• Stringed Instruments
• Stringed Instruments Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Structural Engineering
• Sustainability Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Systems Engineering
• Systems Engineering Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Tax Law/Taxation
• Taxation
• Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas Other
• Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
• Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
• Transportation and Highway Engineering
• Transportation and Highway Engineering Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Urban Studies/Affairs Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Visual and Performing Arts General
• Voice and Opera
• Voice and Opera Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Woodwind Instruments
• Woodwind Instruments Phd(Research / Scholarship)



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