The University of Southern California (USC) was founded as the first private research university in the state (five years before Stanford) largely through the efforts of Judge Robert Widney, one of the most prominent citizens of Los Angeles at that time.
Widney’s vision was of an inclusive institution that would serve all sectors of the already-diverse LA community. Accordingly, the board of trustees he assembled included a wealthy Protestant businessman, a Catholic former-governor, and a Jewish banker. While USC was officially affiliated with the Methodist church during its early years, from the beginning its charter provided that no student would be denied admission on the basis of race.
Today, USC enrolls more than 48,000 students, of whom around a quarter (some 12,000) are international students—one of the highest percentages of any university in the country. Half of all students are undergraduates, while the other half are pursuing graduate or professional training.
Nine Nobel Prize laureates have been connected with USC, including the:
USC faculty member Leonard Adleman, who has a joint appointment in computer science and molecular biology, is a Turing Award–recipient.
Among its many other notable faculty and alumni, we may mention:
According to Wikipedia,
The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880 by Robert M. Widney, it is the oldest private research university in California. The university is composed of one liberal arts school, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and twenty-two undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, enrolling roughly 21,000 undergraduate and 28,500 post-graduate students from all fifty U.S. states, and more than 115 countries. USC is ranked as one of the top universities in the United States and admission to its programs is considered highly selective.
|Annual Applications||Acceptance||Graduation Rate||Median SAT Score||Median ACT Score|
|Income||Average Net Cost|
|0 - 30K||$14,668|
|30K - 48K||$16,252|
|48K - 75K||$20,050|
|75K - 110K||$30,858|
If you graduate from University of Southern California, then you can expect to earn an average of $88,800 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.
Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.
University of Southern California is located at University Park, Los Angeles CA 90089
University of Southern California is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
University of Southern California's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Business, and Criminal Justice. Here are some of University of Southern California's most famous alumni: