University of Southern California

United States of America

62nd US-News World Ranking

The University of Southern California is a private research university established in 1880 with its Main Campus in the city zone of Los Angeles. University of Southern California is the oldest private research university in California. While the Main Campus can be found in the focal point of Los Angeles, the three teaching hospitals and Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy are gathered together on a different Health Sciences grounds toward the north east.

 The University of Southern California is a global center for arts, technology and international business. It is home to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 21 exceptional academic schools and units. USC’s Health Sciences campus houses renowned specialized care and research in cancer, stem cell and regenerative medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine. The university is the largest private sector employer in the city of Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region.

 The University of Southern California is one of a small number of research institutions on which our country depends for a steady stream of new knowledge, art and technology. USC has nearly $700 million in annual research expenditures, is ranked first in the nation among all universities in the size of its computer science research program, and has the largest graduate program in science, engineering and health of all private research universities.

 For the 2014–15 academic year, there were 18,740 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs.USC also has 23,729 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, engineering, social work, and medicine.

USC maintains a strong tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship, with alumni having founded companies such as Salesforce, Lucasfilm, Myspace, Tinder, Qualcomm, Box and many more. As of 2014, the university has produced the fourth largest number of billionaire alumni out of all undergraduate institutions in the world.

 Notable alumni: Neil Armstrong (Astronaut), Ron Howard (Actor), Will Ferrell (Actor)

 

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English

African American Studies is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide a critical understanding of the historical, cultural, social, and political experience of African Americans, with particular emphasis on the development and culture of the African American communities in California and the West as well as on both historical and contemporary effects of global issues on African American communities. The program is particularly appropriate for students preparing to work and interact with diverse communities and cultures in the United States and abroad in such fields as education, human services, law, business, journalism, and public administration.

Transcripts, School report, Official test scores, Letter of recommendation from Teacher/Counselor, Portfolio, resum and/or additional writing samples, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

Citizenship and Immigration Officer, Community Education Officer, Community Involvement Animator, Community Mobilization Director, Community Outreach Coordinator, Cultural Administrator

15th Jan

English

American Studies and Ethnicity integrates the study of history with literature, the arts, and the social sciences in an effort to understand the diverse peoples and cultures that have composed the United States. This interdisciplinary major covers critical perspectives on regional, ethnic, class, and gender diversity. An education in American Studies and Ethnicity will be particularly appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in law, journalism, government, foreign service, social work, international business, public administration, and education.

Transcripts, School report, Official test scores, Letter of recommendation from Teacher/Counselor, Portfolio, resum and/or additional writing samples, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

Citizenship and Immigration Officer, Community Education Officer, Community Involvement Animator, Community Mobilization Director, Community Outreach Coordinator, Cultural Administrator

15th Jan

English

In USC Dornsife's Anthropology department, anthropologists study humankind through a cross-cultural, social science perspective, exploring the importance of culture in shaping human behavior and cultural relativity. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis and understanding of cultural differences, whether in human communities or among other primates. The Department of Anthropology encourages students to become involved in ethnographic research and fieldwork while gaining a firm theoretical foundation in anthropology. Special areas of emphasis in the department are provided by programs in visual anthropology and primate ethology. Undergraduates may take a number of courses in visual anthropology that focus on the analysis and understanding of human behavior and are encouraged to include visual media in their senior field methods practicum. Undergraduates may elect to complete a major with an emphasis in Visual Anthropology or a major in Urban Applied Anthropology.

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Marriage and Family Therapists, Nutritionists, Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers

15th Jan

English

USC Dornsife s Mathematics department incorporates many mathematical theoreticians as well as specialists in applications of engineering, computer science, finance, economics, physics, and computational genomics. This combination of theoretical and practical education gives the department a unique energy. The program of study allows students to use electives to prepare themselves for a specific field, whether in industry, teaching, or advanced graduate research. The faculty is engaged in a wide variety of research activities and offers courses in many areas. Having access to many different kinds of mathematicians at USC Dornsife can aid students in developing their own specialized study and research. New research ventures beyond core mathematics and statistics enhance the focus and curriculum for mathematics at USC Dornsife.

Transcripts, School report, Official test scores, Letter of recommendation from Teacher/Counselor, Portfolio, resum and/or additional writing samples, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

Actuarial analyst, Actuary, Forensic accountant, Operational researcher, Research scientist (maths), Secondary school teacher, Statistician, Stockbroker

15th Jan

English

Archaeological survey and excavation provide critical information to fields as diverse as Classics, Art History, and Biblical Studies. As a scholarly discipline, however, archaeology is more than a way of recovering physical evidence. It is a way of understanding the rich record of past human societies through the study of their material cultures. The Archaeology major at USC combines courses in Anthropology, Classics, Art History, Linguistics, and Religion. This exciting major is ideal for the student who has an abiding interest in how the past informs the present and is looking for a broad interdisciplinary approach to understanding the world and its material history. The B.A. in Archaeology provides both academic breadth and field focus. Archaeology majors will acquire an overview of the history of the discipline, exposure to the various and evolving theoretical perspectives that inform archaeology, and hands-on experience with basic and contemporary field technologies. Students majoring in Archaeology are strongly encouraged to gain direct experience through participation in fieldwork and research projects. Our faculty can help place students in programs here in Los Angeles or in diverse parts of the world.

Transcripts, School report, Official test scores, Letter of recommendation from Teacher/Counselor, Portfolio, resum and/or additional writing samples, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

Marriage and Family Therapists, Nutritionists, Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers

15th Jan

a) Common Application

b) Official transcripts, School Report and Mid-Year Report Form

c) Letter of recommendation (Teacher or a Counselor)

d) Official ACT or SAT scores

e) Typical SAT scores- Critical reading: 630-730, Math: (650-770), Writing: (650-750), ACT range: (30-33)

f) Average GPA 3.73

g) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

h) TOEFL: IBT -A minimum score of 100, IELTS score of 7, PTE score of 68.

i) Acceptance rate: 16.5% (2016)

j) Portfolio, resume and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions.

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Bachelors: $57,256

Masters: Fees vary for each program

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at University of Southern California is $10,551

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: January 15

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

47500

Students

11308

International Students

20000

Undergraduates

27500

Postgraduate

4451

Faculty Strength

11

Student Faculty Ratio

17
%

Acceptance Rate

$
57256

Tuition Fees

$
10551

Living Cost

$
4287

Other Fees

3.7

Avg. GPA

37

Avg. IB

* All cost are in USD