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Applicant Status At University of Southern California

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:47,358
Male Applicants:22,324
Female Applicants:25,034
Total Acceptances:9,395
Male Acceptances:4,416
Female Acceptances:4,979
Acceptance Rate:20%
Yield: ? 31%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(213) 740-1111
Email:Not Reported
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$80
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision January 10 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:2,922
Full-Time Male Enrollment:1,418
Full-Time Female Enrollment:1,502
Part-Time Male Enrollment:2
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? Not Reported
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:8,305
Applicants Accepted:2,436
Students Enrolled:1,514

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 620 - 720 660 - 760 640 - 750 1920 - 2230 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 28 - 34 29 - 34 Not Reported 29 - 33 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:86%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:79%
Students Submitting ACT:41%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Check out all of the Greek houses before deciding whether or not to join.
  • Don't let people convince you that parties are more important than classes.
  • How many options there are for majors and minors.
  • How to manage my time better.
  • If you party on weekdays, you wont go to class; you will lose interest in school.
  • Maintain a 3.0 in order to transfer into special programs and study abroad.
  • Pledging a fraternity is a huge time commitment.
  • The alumni network is strong.
  • The best skiing and snowboarding in California is only a few hours away.
  • The Career Center will do whatever it takes to get you an amazing internship.
  • USC alumni are some of the most powerful people in Southern California.
  • USC has the best community service program in the country.
Interviews & Information Sessions
There are many possibilities for information sessions and interviews on campus every year, which many people take advantage of. Many questions can only be answered in person, which gives prospective students the chance to get a feel for USC staff and professors before they even apply. If you cannot make it to campus, there are many information sessions and interview opportunities that occur across the country. Sign up for the mailing list and keep an eye out for a pamphlet containing this information and take advantage of it while you can.
Campus Tours
Before you make the final decision about whether you should come to USC, make an effort to visit the campus and take a tour. The USC tour guides are students who can offer various insights that can only help in your decision-making process. The tours go all over campus and stop at many places you would be interested in, and remember to ask a lot of questions! Fifty-minute walking tours are offered Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Overnight Visits
Staying overnight at USC can be a very enjoyable experience because you stay in a dorm room with a current USC student, meaning you get to live the life of a USC student until you leave. Prospective students who stay overnight learn valuable things about USC and get an insider's look at dorm life and food on campus as well as the kinds of people who go to USC. It is an invaluable experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
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