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
Admission Informationwww.usc.edu/admission/
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Research), Doctoral (Professional Practice), Doctoral (Other)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 12.51% and the yield is 41.29%. 31,418 men and 39,613 women applied to USC and 4,293 men and 4,591 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,737 men and 1,931 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants71,03131,41839,613
Admitted8,8844,2934,591
Enrolled3,6681,7371,931
Acceptance Rate 12.51%13.66%11.59%
Yield 41.29%40.46%42.06%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 1,151 students (31% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 698 students (19%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 750 and the 25th percentile is 690. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 720 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 32 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing690750
SAT Math720790
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3435
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of Southern California are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - 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, and Formal Demonstration of Competencies 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
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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