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University of Southern California (USC)

College is a time to explore, to test, to challenge and to define who you are and who you would like to become. At USC you will find different perspectives, experience new cultures, and ultimately uncover a few things about yourself along the way.

About the institution

Since its founding in 1880, USC has grown into a top-tier private research institution, with all the resources of a large, urban university and the nurturing environment of a small liberal arts college. Students thrive in interdisciplinary, learner-centered curricula that uniquely prepare them to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Whether your passion is art or anthropology, computer science or the life sciences, you will have opportunities to explore, to challenge and to distinguish yourself.

Our top-tier academic programs allow you to:

Pursue unique combinations of majors and minors, even double majors across top-ranked programs in virtually every field.
Study abroad in 50+ cities on 5 continents.
Thrive in an interdisciplinary curriculum that will challenge you make connections across disparate fields of study.
Learn from our outstanding full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty.
Enjoy access to facilities and technologies that rival those of professional settings.
Participate in ground-breaking research, earn fellowships or scholarships.

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Number of Undergraduate Students

20000

Average First Year Class Size

26

Size of Instituition

Large Institution 15,000-30,000

Selectivity

Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)

Campus Style

Urban, in a very large city

Education Model

Liberal Arts Foundation with Subject Focus

Are there internship opportunities?

Yes

Are there study abroad options?

Yes

Cost of Tuition

USD $60,446

Funding

IB Grade Requirements

We don’t have specific requirements, but competitive students generally have predictions and earn IB grades in the ranges of 37+. We prefer 6s and 7s in most subjects.

UFP Grade Requirements

Not accepted

Subjects

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World Top 200

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USA Top 30

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Top 100 World Reputation Rankings 2020

Accounting & Finance
World Top 100
Subject Name
Degree Area
Accounting & Finance
Business
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
Engineering
African Studies
Language & Culture
American Studies
Language & Culture
Anatomy Physiology and Pathology
Sciences
Anthropology
Society & Social Sciences
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Language & Culture
Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences
Architecture
Art & Design
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computing & ICT
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Sciences
Audiology
Medicine & Healthcare
Biochemistry/Biomedicine
Sciences
Biological Sciences
Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering
Business and Management
Business
Chemical/Energy Engineering
Engineering
Chemistry
Sciences
Chinese Studies
Language & Culture
Civil Engineering
Engineering
Communication and Media Studies
English & Media
Computer Games and Graphics
Computing & ICT
Computer Science
Computing & ICT
Creative Writing
English & Media
Dance
Performing Arts
Data Science
Computing & ICT
Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Dentistry
Medicine & Healthcare
Development Studies
Society & Social Sciences
Dietetics/Nutrition
Medicine & Healthcare
Drama & Theatre
Performing Arts
Ecology & Conservation
Sciences
Economics
Society & Social Sciences
Education
Society & Social Sciences
Electronic/Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English Literature and/or Language
English & Media
Environmental Science
Sciences
Film and Media Production
Art & Design
Financial Mathematics
Mathematics
Food Science
Sciences
Geography
Society & Social Sciences
Geology/Geoscience
Sciences
History
Society & Social Sciences
History of Art
Society & Social Sciences
Information Technology
Computing & ICT
Interdisciplinary Study of Global Challenges
Society & Social Sciences
International Relations
Society & Social Sciences
Japanese
Language & Culture
Journalism
English & Media
Law
Society & Social Sciences
Legal Studies/Pre-Law
Society & Social Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Linguistics
Language & Culture
Manufacturing
Engineering
Marketing
Business
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering
Medicine (Undergraduate)
Medicine & Healthcare
Modern Languages Mixed
Language & Culture
Music
Performing Arts
Natural Sciences
Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Operational Research
Mathematics
Optometry
Medicine & Healthcare
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Medicine & Healthcare
Philosophy
Society & Social Sciences
Philosophy Politics and Economics
Society & Social Sciences
Physics
Sciences
Physiotherapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Politics
Society & Social Sciences
Pre-Med
Medicine & Healthcare
Psychology
Society & Social Sciences
Radiography
Medicine & Healthcare
Social Policy
Society & Social Sciences
Sociology
Society & Social Sciences
Software Engineering
Computing & ICT
Speech and Language Therapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Sport Science
Sciences
Statistics
Mathematics
Theology and Religious Studies
Society & Social Sciences
Urban Planning
Society & Social Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Sciences
Zoology
Sciences

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