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University of Southern California

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admission/ John Hubbard Hall

700 Childs Way

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911

United States

Phone: 213-740-1111

Fax: 213-821-0200

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 98
SAT:
% Submitting Score:79%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:620 - 720
     Math Middle 50%:660 - 760
     Writing Middle 50%:640 - 750
ACT:
% Submitting Score:41%
     ACT Middle 50%:29 - 33
     Math Middle 50%:28 - 34
     English Middle 50%:29 - 34
Average High School GPA:3.73
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:57%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:25%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:12%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:4%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:2%
Students in Bottom Half of HS Class:0%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:54%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 47,358
Total applicants who are accepted: 9,395
Total of accepted students who enroll: 2,920
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 96%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $80.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Regular Application Deadline: 01/10
Priority Application Date: 12/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: No
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Amount: $400.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: one year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is not accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     Academic Electives:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    98
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    620 - 720
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    660 - 760
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    640 - 750
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    29 - 33
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    28 - 34
  •      English Middle 50%:
    29 - 34
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.73
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/10
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