Admissions Information

The application fee is $80 for applying undergraduate school and $90 for graduate school at University of Southern California. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$90
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 11.42% and the yield is 41.92%. 30,614 men and 35,584 women applied to USC and 3,535 men and 4,023 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,437 men and 1,731 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 11.42%11.55%11.31%
Yield 41.92%40.65%43.03%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 2,138 students (68% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,337 students (42%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 740 and the 25th percentile is 670. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 690 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 31 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670740
SAT Math690790
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2834
ACT English3235
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of Southern California are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, and Admission Test Scores to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of Southern California.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
USC Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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