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 University of Southern California

University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

General information:(213)740-2311
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - other
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:38,010(17,414 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:9 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $39,183 $41,022 $42,818 -4%
Out-of-state $39,183 $41,022 $42,818 -4%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,458 $11,580 $12,078 -4%
Other $1,476 $1,476 $1,480 -0%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,458 $11,580 $12,078 -4%
Other $1,476 $1,476 $1,480 -0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,536 $3,536 $3,540 -0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $53,617 $55,578 $57,876 -4%
Off Campus $53,617 $55,578 $57,876 -4%
Off Campus with Family $44,219 $46,058 $47,858 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $53,617 $55,578 $57,876 -4%
Off Campus $53,617 $55,578 $57,876 -4%
Off Campus with Family $44,219 $46,058 $47,858 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $42,162
In-state fees $656
Out-of-state tuition $42,162
Out-of-state fees $656
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $34,080
In-state fee $600
Out-of-state tuition $34,080
Out-of-state fees $600
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,230 75% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,830 62% $51,131,483 $27,941
Federal grants 540 18% $2,881,490 $5,336
Pell grants 540 18% $2,359,289 $4,369
Other federal grants 491 17% $522,201 $1,064
State/local government grant or scholarships 358 12% $3,441,285 $9,613
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,806 61% $44,808,708 $24,811
Student loan aid 1,872 63% $11,469,926 $6,127
Federal student loans 1,868 63% $10,465,628 $5,603
Other student loans 66 2% $1,004,298 $15,217
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 10,559 61% $292,594,419 $27,710
Pell grants 3,769 22% $15,962,099 $4,235
Federal student loans 8,880 51% $67,505,286 $7,602

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 38,010
Undergraduate enrollment 17,414
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,434
Graduate enrollment 20,596
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$65

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$85

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 37,210 17,297 19,913
Percent admitted 23% 24% 22%
Percent admitted who enrolled 24% 8% 7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2458 84%
ACT 1135 39%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 610 720
SAT Math 670 770
SAT Writing 650 740
ACT Composite 29 33
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 28 34
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1715
Beach Volleyball -20
Football 108-
Golf 87
Lacrosse -10
Rowing -77
Soccer -29
Swimming and Diving 2827
Tennis 1111
Track and Field, Indoor -29
Track and Field, Outdoor 5655
Track and Field, X-Country -19
Volleyball 2015
Water Polo 4042

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities02/28/1949 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

06/30/1946 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/10/2000 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

07/24/1939 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1924 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/29/1954 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Endodontics

12/12/1969 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

05/26/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Pediatric Dentistry

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Periodontics

12/12/1969 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Prosthodontics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1944 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/20/1948 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/19/1993 - 12/31/2008Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/1982 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

08/09/2009 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

07/01/1974 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/10/2000 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1949 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1928 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession571
Drug law violations1129 17
Liquor law violations116
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 5139
Liquor law violations 103
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 957
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 135
Aggravated assault 151
Burglary 223450
Motor vehicle theft 801
Arson 222
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 225
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 6927
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 021
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.5%
Number in default131
Number in repayment5,106

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00132800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - other Doctor's degree - professional practice
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology-12-12---
Architecture99380----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-65-933-
Landscape Architecture013-3---
Real Estate Development-49-----
Category total9917702433-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1------
American/United States Studies/Civilization468----
Asian-American Studies0------
East Asian Studies13-0---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other3--11---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies2------
Near and Middle Eastern Studies4------
Category total379811---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry29------
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-113----
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other-1-----
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--8----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2242----
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-4-----
Biophysics2------
Biostatistics-32----
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-40----
Computational Biology--2----
Epidemiology--5----
Evolutionary Biology--2----
Genetics, Other--1----
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-10----
Microbiology and Immunology-81----
Molecular Biology-16----
Molecular Genetics--15----
Molecular Medicine-00----
Molecular Pharmacology-02----
Neurobiology and Anatomy--0----
Neuroscience14212----
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-23----
Physiology, General-00----
Category total3254164----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting286106-----
Business Administration and Management, General99065916----
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---9---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-5-----
Business/Commerce, General---2---
Construction Management-20-----
Finance, General---33---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General----0--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-55-----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-0-2---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----0--
Restaurant/Food Services Management---19---
Retailing and Retail Operations0------
Taxation-102-----
Category total127694716650--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism611-----
Communication and Media Studies, Other-173--1--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other----0--
International and Intercultural Communication-33--1--
Journalism250-----
Public Relations/Image Management1242-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric191714----
Category total49332614-2--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Artificial Intelligence-6-----
Computer Science3945035----
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-0-----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-1-----
Category total3945735----
Education Colleges
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-2-----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-28--4--
Curriculum and Instruction--0----
Education, General1122----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--156----
Foreign Language Teacher Education---0---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-32-----
Music Teacher Education-14-0---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-208-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-48-----
Category total134415804--
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering489550-0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering558016----
Chemical Engineering29296--1-
Civil Engineering, General2545--0-
Civil Engineering, Other71-----
Computer Engineering, General22183----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5948742--3-
Engineering, Other-135-2---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering8141--0-
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering-0-----
Industrial Engineering50766--0-
Manufacturing Engineering-3-----
Materials Engineering-8-----
Mechanical Engineering72837--0-
Operations Research-9-----
Petroleum Engineering-2222-0-
Structural Engineering3460-----
Systems Engineering-57-7---
Transportation and Highway Engineering-3-1---
Category total40911849312-4-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
American Literature (United States1------
Creative Writing940-----
English Language and Literature, General10314----
Category total1404314----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General213----
Comparative Literature306----
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General762----
French Language and Literature302----
German Language and Literature100----
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-00----
Italian Language and Literature2------
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other20-----
Linguistics225----
Russian Language and Literature1------
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-03----
Spanish Language and Literature1300----
Category total113921----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Advanced General Dentistry----0--
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-140----
Behavioral Aspects of Health83-8----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist27------
Dentistry------175
Endodontics/Endodontology----10--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-9-----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0------
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-98-3---
International Public Health/International Health140-----
Long Term Care Administration/Management-2-1---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-360----
Medical Scientist-7-----
Medicine------165
Nurse Anesthetist-16-----
Occupational Therapy/Therapist241273---33
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology----2--
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery----3--
Orthodontics/Orthodontology----5--
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics----8--
Periodontics/Periodontology----4--
Pharmaceutical Sciences-72----
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics-63----
Pharmacy------181
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs-3606-1-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other--018---
Physical Therapy/Therapist-150--90
Physician Assistant-38-----
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology----4--
Public Health, General-93-----
Category total1355302128361644
History Colleges
History, General6135----
History, Other2------
Category total62135----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Comparative Law-4-----
Law------206
Legal Professions and Studies, Other----66--
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-126-----
Tax Law/Taxation-0-----
Category total-130--66-206
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0------
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-4-----
Category total04-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-14----
Computational and Applied Mathematics1------
Financial Mathematics2628-----
Mathematics, General224----
Statistics, General-6-----
Category total42378----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology124832---
Historic Preservation and Conservation-3-2---
Human Biology14------
International/Global Studies-27-----
Marine Sciences-00----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1------
Sustainability Studies---10---
Category total3178314---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science8------
Environmental Studies182-----
Category total262-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science100----
Category total5000----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Ethics1------
Jewish/Judaic Studies0------
Philosophy704----
Philosophy, Other20-----
Religion/Religious Studies200----
Category total5304----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy1------
Chemical Physics--0----
Chemistry, General9318----
Geology/Earth Science, General935----
Materials Science-55--0-
Physical Sciences2------
Physics, General11510----
Category total321638--0-
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology--0----
Psychology, General222911----
Category total2202911----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-1020----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-36-----
Public Policy Analysis, General141920160--
Public Policy Analysis, Other---11---
Social Work-3736----
Category total1416036270--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology251----
Archeology1------
Development Economics and International Development-1-----
Economics, General132913----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-2-15---
Geography403----
International Relations and Affairs18107----
Political Economy-01----
Political Science and Government, General27-6----
Social Sciences, General5------
Sociology535----
Urban Studies/Affairs--13----
Category total793504915---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting1012-----
Art History, Criticism and Conservation227915---
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General---6---
Brass Instruments483----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production4120-----
Conducting-0-----
Digital Arts120-----
Directing and Theatrical Production-0-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General8------
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other00-----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies6157----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-12-----
Fine/Studio Arts, General68-----
Game and Interactive Media Design222-----
Jazz/Jazz Studies532----
Keyboard Instruments6117----
Music History, Literature, and Theory-2-----
Music Management62------
Music Pedagogy031----
Music Performance, General03117---
Music Technology---18---
Music Theory and Composition312----
Music, General5------
Music, Other--0----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--0----
Percussion Instruments121----
Playwriting and Screenwriting2734-1---
Stringed Instruments18118----
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology40-----
Visual and Performing Arts, General1------
Voice and Opera1284----
Woodwind Instruments4103----
Category total6833124857---
Grand total28753416162531118850