Rank: 116

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CAwww.usc.edu/
Median SAT/ACT
1380/31
Enrollment
20,897
The University of Southern California's highly regarded academic programs and research opportunities draw students from all over the world, despite the school's considerable total cost of more than $200,000, according to MONEY's net-price calculations. The university also makes our list because of its high graduation rate of 92%, which is 11% higher than for students of similar academic and economic...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$72,600
% of students who get any grants
60%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$33,900
Average price for low-income students
$15,700
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
91%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
19%
Average merit grant
$19,400
student success
Graduation rate
92%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$21,062
Average salary within 5 years
$56,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
55%
admissions
Acceptance rate
18%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1380/31
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
15-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

There are weekly emails, especially in Marshall, about potential internships, jobs etc. These are usually open to everyone, with the exception of some if specified. There are many career panels and career fairs. Many student organizations invite people from well-known companies to talk about their experience too....
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USC has a top-notch undergraduate business program that opens up many opportunities for students. Many of the students in all majors are smart, well-rounded people who clearly are going to be successful in their own fields. The school itself is a great place to spend 4 years for your college...
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I liked most of my courses and professors at USC. The animation courses especially are the best. The instructors are very helpful, encouraging, and work hard to help students prepare for internships, jobs, or personal projects. There is a variety of courses offered at USC and any student can take...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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