University of Southern California (USC)

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 10
SAT / ACT Scores Due February 15
SAT II Scores Due February 15
Priority Application Due December 1
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 21,712 24,392 46,104
Accepted 4,416 4,771 9,187
Acceptance Rate 20% 20% 19%
Enrolled 1,461 1,560 3,021

USC Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.69 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(81% of Students Admitted to University of Southern California Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 620 to 720
  • Math 650 to 760
  • Writing 640 to 740
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 720 760 740
Bottom 25th Percentile 620 650 640

ACT Scores

(41% of Students Admitted to University of Southern California Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 29 to 34
  • Math 28 to 34
  • Composite 29 to 33
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 34 34 33
Bottom 25th Percentile 29 28 29

University of Southern California Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($80)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies   Very Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 3 3
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 3
Math 3 4
Science 2 3
Social Studies 2 3
Lab 2 3
Electives 1 1

University of Southern California Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 19,094 (92%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,487 (7%)

University of Southern California Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($80)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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