University of Southern California

3,269 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Southern California is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Website

University of Southern California Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
SAT Range
1280-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$31,189/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,013/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,754/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,248/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,515/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,639/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.170 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,057Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Busy, active, studies, and parties
    51%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Busy and active
    13%
  • Studies & parties
    12%
  • Active and parties. Rarely any studying.
    4%
  • All the above
    4%
  • Rich and judgmental.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.231 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.264 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • High quality & Social
    39%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • The key to my future
    10%
  • Perfect
    10%
  • Snobby
    5%
  • An experience with people to never be forgetten.
    5%
  • Pre-Professional
    3%

After University of Southern California

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses

Reviews

3,269 reviews
  • Excellent
    839
  • Very Good
    1299
  • Average
    891
  • Poor
    156
  • Terrible
    48
The campus is very beautiful. I love how everyone at University of Southern California is very friendly. When I was on a tour we were taught the little hand signal. Everyone on the campus was very energetic, and the food was so delicious. It was various places to choose to eat at. The students in the class were very engaged in what their proffesors were teaching!The college was so much fun, and I will love to visit again.
  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
It is so thick you can almost smell it, determination is in the air I breath. Held at a high standard, USC trains its students to have ownership in the career paths of their choice and be fearless in the face of failure.Aside from our differences in skin, culture, and language, there is no difference in what we are altogether: humans sharing a revolving world and at SC, students sharing a campus. Fight on!
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago
I liked the school spirit, campus, and learning opportunities USC offered. I would like to see more diversity and programs to benefit exiting athletes who may not continue in their sport professionally.
  • Alum
  • 16 days ago