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University of Southern California is a Private not-for-profit school located in Los Angeles, CA. University of Southern California has a total enrollment of 43,401 with a graduation rate of 92% and a student/faculty ratio of 9:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The University of Southern California SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend University of Southern California.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$31,384
Avg. price for students living on campus$69,711
Avg. price for students living off campus$69,711


Total applicants51,924
Total admissions9,181
Admission rate18%
Application fee$80
Average staff salary$121,149

25th percentile score

SAT math650
SAT reading620
SAT writing650
ACT composite30

75th percentile score

SAT math770
SAT reading730
SAT writing750
ACT composite33

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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Source: The University of Southern California data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.