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Founded in 1880, the University of Southern California, or USC, is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational, research university. USC was named "College of the Year 2000" by editors of Time and The Princeton Review. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • The Graduate School
  • USC Annenberg School for Communication
  • USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • USC Leventhal School of Accounting
  • USC Marshall School of Business
  • USC Roski School of Fine Arts
  • USC Rossier School of Education
  • USC School of Architecture
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • USC School of Dentistry
  • USC School of Pharmacy
  • USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development
  • USC School of Social Work
  • USC School of Theatre
  • USC Thornton School of Music
  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California's sports teams are nicknamed the Trojans.

Profile of University of Southern CaliforniaSouthern Cal can be found in Los Angeles, California (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Southern Cal.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at Southern Cal are in media, music, engineering, drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, and computer science and engineering.

Southern Cal Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Southern Cal turned down 75% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 620 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 650 to 740, but ranged both higher and lower.

A tenure system is one way Southern Cal works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 33, 408 students were enrolled in Southern Cal. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Southern Cal. The school student athletes compete in Pacific-10 Conference competitions. Southern Cal Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management2, 082business management, accounting, business administration, non-profit management, business and related services, human resources
Engineering1, 311electrical engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering courses, . . .
Liberal Arts1, 217political science, international relations, creative writing, economics, sociology, history, English, East Asian language and literature, . . .
Medicine728pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, public health, neuroscience, gerontology, pharmacy administration, advanced dentistry, . . .
Media662communication studies, communication and journalism, public relations, journalism, broadcast journalism, media studies, animation and special effects, journalism courses
Family and Social Work572social work, public policy analysis, public administration, social work courses, social service professions
Computer Science and Engineering557computer and info science, computer engineering, computer and media applications, computer security, computer and info science courses, software engineering
Photography and Commercial Art438cinematography, film studies, drawing, film and photography
Therapy and Counselling390psychology, physical therapy, marriage and family therapy, psychology courses
Education and Teaching381education, teacher education and development, higher education administration, ESL instruction, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, music teaching, school Counselling, . . .
Science307biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, pathology, geology, biostatistics, . . .
Music300music performance, music management, music, music theory and composition, jazz, violin, guitar, and strings, various music studies, conducting, . . .
Law283law, foreign lawyers, comparative law
Architecture and Planning225architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy186occupational therapy, exercise science
Medical administration159public health education, health care facilities management, health care administration, pharmacy courses
Drama and Performing Arts157drama, playwriting and screenwriting, acting, directing
Medical Support and Technology78physician assistant, dental hygienist
Mathematics66mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics, statistics, computational mathematics, systems science and theory
Religion and Philosophy59philosophy, religion
Art Studies40arts management, art studies
Hospitality30restaurant and food services management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine15nurse anesthetist, critical care nursing, nurse practitioner, registered nursing, nurse midwifery, various nursing, nursing administration
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental studies, environmental science
Fine Arts10fine arts studies
Engineering Technician0occupational safety tech
Contact: Southern CalUniversity of Southern California

University Park

Los Angeles, California 90089

General Phone: (213) 740-2311


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