University of Southern California


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Located in the heart of Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 33747
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 3042

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

University Park
Los Angeles California 90089


Main Email:

Main Phone: 213-740-2311

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Admissions Contact:
Bruce Grier
Associate Director, Transfer Admission

Transfer Services Contact:
Bruce Grier
Associate Director, Transfer Admission

International Admissions Contact:
Judith Jurek
Senior Associate Director , International Undergraduate Recruitment

Athletics Contact:
Magdi El Shahawy
Associate Athletic Director, Student Athletic Academic Services

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used? No

High School Transcript Required? Yes

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Undergraduate transfer students GPA requirements vary based on program of study.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit is granted for courses taken at accredited institutions when a grade of at least a C has been earned. (However, courses where below a grade of C was earned will still affect your transfer GPA.)

Credits (Min/Max):
No credit minimum. Maximum credits - 64 credits (varies according to specific majors).

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT scores are required. If you have completed fewer than 30 transferable credits, admissions will be based primarily on your high school record and SAT or ACT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Requirements vary according to USC school.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement and Activity Summary sheet are required components of the application.

Application Fee:
Yes, $65 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted with the application.

Other Requirements:
Transfer students must complete specific English and math courses before applying. Though not required, it is recommended that you take courses that fulfill USC core requirements and lower-division coursework in your intended major prior to applying.

Fall Deadline:
February 1 - Part II (required)

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Scholarships - Transfer Merit, Alumni Club, S Cions, Town and Gown, Alumnae Scholarship Program, Asian Pacific Alumni Association, Norman Topping Student Aid Fund, Black Alumni Association, Half-Century Trojans Endowed

CSS/Profile Used? Yes

Own Financial Aid Form? No

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