The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,503) than ND ($58,843).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than ND.
  • ND has a higher submitted SAT score (1,480) than USC (1,475).
  • Both ND and USC have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • USC has more students with 46,287 students while ND has 12,809 students.
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,403 faculties while ND has 1,210 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Notre Dame and University of Southern California.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Notre Dame, IndianaLocationLos Angeles, California
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$58,843Tuition & Fees$61,503
61% ($40,443)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)65% ($39,909)
$40,443Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,909
18.92 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
55.40 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
1,480SAT Score1,475
34ACT Score34
97 %Graduation Rate92 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate91 %
12,809Student Population46,287
1,210Number of Faculties2,403
9 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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