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Colleges / University of Southern California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate13%
Acceptance Rate13%

USC Student Life

USC is on a 229-acre campus in an urban setting in Los Angeles, California. USC has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

USC has fraternities and sororities.

USC students' favorite campus traditions are CONQUEST!, Springfest and Songfest.

USC Housing

First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most USC students live off campus. In 2022, 35% of undergrads at USC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 65% of students lived off-campus or commuted to USC. There are 7,600 spots available in on-campus housing for all 20,790 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

USC offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

USC Athletics

At USC there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at USC:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Volleyball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Water Polo NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Squash Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at USC

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Southern California is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The USC campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

USC offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to USC

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit USC, take Harbor Freeway to Los Angeles, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Los Angeles International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore USC's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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USC Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

61%

In State

39%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

32%

24%

17%

12%

6%

6%

2%

0.26%

0.14%

Graduate Students

28,528

Undergraduate Students

20,790

Non-Resident / International Students

2,478

USC Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

49,318

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

13%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$61,461

Out-of-State

$61,461

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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