University of Southern California

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University of Southern California

University Park
Los Angeles
School Setting City: Large: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
Geographic RegionFar West AK CA HI NV OR WA
PresidentC.L. Max Nikias
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate not-for-profit institution - A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
Dual credit 0
Calendar system Semester
A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 39,958
Number of Men 19,345
Number of Women 20,613
Percentage Women52%
Percentage Men48 %
Full-time Students 34824
Part-time Students 5134
Number of Applicants 46,104
Number of Admitted 9,187
Admissions Rate 20%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 97%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 9 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesPrepaid tuition plan
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $43,722
Books and Supplies $1,500
On Campus Room and Board $12,440
In-state Fees $741
Out of State Tuition $741
Application Fee $80
Estimated Total$59,224

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 61%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$29,491
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 20%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,753
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 23%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,260
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 51%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $7,825
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesPostbaccalaurate Certificate
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship
yesDoctor’s Degree – professional practice
yesDoctor’s Degree – other

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Business Administration and Management, General1656
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other683
Social Work549
Electrical and Electronics Engineering529
Computer Science461
Speech Communication and Rhetoric300
Psychology, General271
International Relations and Affairs251
Public Policy Analysis, General248
Economics, General232
Cinematography and Film/Video Production219
Biology/Biological Sciences, General200

Degrees Awarded by Level

Master's Degree6130
Bachelor's Degree4784
Doctor's Dgree - professional practice (new degree classification)652
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)626
Postbaccalaureate certificate442
Post-master's certificate38
Doctor's Degree - other (new degree classification)6

Additional Services

yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for football - Pacific-12 Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Pacific-12 Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Pacific-12 Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Pacific-12 Conference

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All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.