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USC Student Life

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

USC also has fraternities and sororities.

The USC community comes together each year for CONQUEST!, Springfest and Songfest.

Does USC offer student housing?

USC offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most USC students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at USC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to USC. There are 7,600 spots available in on-campus housing for all 19,606 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

USC offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

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 to 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

USC Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

48%

In State

52%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

35%

23%

17%

12%

6%

5%

2%

0.29%

0.13%

Graduate Students

26,501

Undergraduate Students

19,606

Non-Resident / International Students

2,339

USC Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

46,107

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

16%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$61,461

Out-of-State

$61,461

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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