University of Southern California (USC)

A university with really driven and ambitious students, yet with a very laid-back and friendly vibe. Very collaborative, very diverse.

USA

Undergraduate Students:
Average 1st Year Class Size:

Urban, in a very large city

20000

26

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, California, 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.

Selectivity

IB Grades

UFP Grades

Highly Selective

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.

Not accepted

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

Liberal Arts Foundation with Subject Focus

Yes

Yes

Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

$58,195

To US citizens, yes. To international students, no.

Subjects

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Accounting & Finance

World Top 100, Country Top 20

American Studies

Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

Art & Design

World Top 200, Country Top 20

Biochemistry/Biomedicine

Business and Management

World Top 100, Country Top 20

Chinese Studies

Communication and Media Studies

World Top 50, Country Top 20

Creative Writing

Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Economics

World Top 100, Country Top 50

Environmental Science

Country Top 50

Geography

Information Technology

Journalism

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Marketing

Mechanical Engineering

World Top 200

Natural Sciences

Philosophy Politics and Economics

Psychology

World Top 100, Country Top 20

Statistics

World Top 100

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

Anatomy Physiology and Pathology

Archaeology

World Top 200

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Biological Sciences

World Top 200, Country Top 20

Chemical/Energy Engineering

World Top 200

Civil Engineering

World Top 200

Computer Games and Graphics

Dance

Dentistry

World Top 50

Electronic/Electrical Engineering

World Top 100

Film and Media Production

Country Top 20

Geology/Geoscience

World Top 100

International Relations

Country Top 20

Law

World Top 200

Linguistics

World Top 100

Materials Science

World Top 200

Modern Languages Mixed

World Top 200

Pharmacy & Pharmacology

World Top 100

Physics

Country Top 50

Sociology

World Top 200, Country Top 50

Urban Planning

African Studies

Anthropology

Country Top 50

Architecture

World Top 100, Country Top 20

Astronomy/Astrophysics

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry

World Top 200, Country Top 50

Classics and Ancient History

Computer Science

World Top 50, Country Top 20

Data Science

Drama & Theatre

World Top 100, Country Top 20

English Literature and/or Language

World Top 100, Country Top 20

Financial Mathematics

History

World Top 200, Country Top 50

Japanese

Liberal Arts Only

Manufacturing

Mathematics

World Top 100, Country Top 50

Music

Country Top 20

Philosophy

World Top 100, Country Top 20

Politics

World Top 200, Country Top 50

Software Engineering

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020 https://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2020
Country Rankings = Niche Best by Major Ranking https://www.niche.com/colleges/rankings/
Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects

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