University of Southern California


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University of Southern California


$33,892 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 10

Application fee


Educational Resources


Accounting Library, American Literature Collection, Applied Social Sciences Library, Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Automobile Club of Southern California Digital Archive, Business Library, California Regional History Collection, California Social Welfare Archive, Chinese Historical Society Digital Archive, Cinema-Television Library, David Wolper Collection, Dental Library, East Asian Library, Gerontology Library, Green & Green (Design) Digital Archive, Hamlin Garland Papers, Health Science Library, Iberian and Latin American Collection, Institute for Modern Russian Culture, Korean Heritage Collection, Law Library, Lewis Carroll Collection, Lewitzky Dance Company Archive, Lion Feuchtwanger Archive, Music Library, ONE Institute (National Gay & Lesbian Archives), Philosophy Library, Science & Engineering Library, Sea of Korea Maps Digital Archive, Shoah Foundation Visual History Digital Archive, Warner Brothers Archive, among others.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,921,704 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 37,809 current serial subscriptions.
  • 6,187,918 microforms.
  • 58,185 Audio/Visual items.
  • 279,384 e-books.

Museums & Art

Fisher Gallery (Fine Arts), Robert Zemeckis Center (Cinema),Entertainment Technology Center (Cinema), The Gamble House by Greene and Greene (Architecture), the Integrated Media Systems Center (Engineering), and many more.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 2,500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 1,307 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 2,438 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,149 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 27,936 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 8,655 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 35% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 3% of housing units are Singles.
  • 30% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 16% of housing units are Triples.
  • 50% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 51 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 92% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 94% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: International Student Assembly Food Fair, Swim with Mike, Spirits in Action, Cultural Nights sponsored by various cultural organizations, Homecoming and Troy Week concerts and pep rallies, Hawaii Club Annual Luau
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 600 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: USC has 48 recognized honor societies including: African American Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key National Honor Society, Latino Honor Society, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Residential Student Leader Honorary, Rho Lambda, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Delta, Nu Rho Psi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Sigma, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Delta Delta Sigma, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Pi Mu, Chi Epsilon, Eta Kappa Nu, Omega Chi Epsilon, Omega Rho, Pi Epsilon Tau, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Gamma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Sigma Phi Omega, Blackstonians, Order of the Coif, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Omega Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Theta Epsilon, Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) USC has 82 recognized religious organizations including: The Secular Aliance, Baha’i Campus Association, University Buddhist Association, Soka Gakkai Buddhist Association, Zen Buddhist Association at USC, All Nations Christian Fellowship: A Ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, American Baptist Ministries, Anointed Vessels of Praise: Christian Praise Dance Ministry, Armenian Christian Ministries, Asian American Christian Fellowship, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, Athletes in Action: a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International, Bel Air Presbyterian College Group, Bellman Chinese Christian Bible Study Group, Bridges International: The International Student Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Crusade for Christ, Cantonese Christian Campus Group, Catholic Student Association, Chaim: Jewish and Christian Life, Christian Artists’ Network, Christian Challenge: Knowing Christ and Making Him Known, Christian Science Organization, Christian Students: Affiliated with the Church in Los Angeles, Coptic Orthodox Christian Club at USC, Episcopal Ministry/Canterbury at USC, Every Nation Campus Ministries: Christian Ministry at USC, Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistant Students, Free Indeed at USC: Affiliated with Free Indeed at World Harvest Church, Good Shepherds Korean Christian Group, Grace on Campus: a ministry of Grace Community Church, Higher Learning Pentecostal Ministries, International Student Christian Fellowship: Affiliated with International Students Inc. , InterVarsity-Trojan Christian Fellowship, Korean-American Campus Mission: a Christian Mission Discipling and Mobilizing Students to Obey the Great Commission, Korea Campus Crusade for Christ, Latter-day Saint Student Association, Los Angeles Church of Christ, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Mosaic Trojan Network: A Christian Community of Faith, Hope, and Love, Nation 2 Nation: Christians serving the International Community, The Navigators: To Know Christ and to Make Him Known, Oikos Church at USC, Phi Beta Chi: Love through Life in Christ, Praise Christian Mission: A ministry of Power of Praise Church, ReJOYce in Jesus, Saved by Grace Gospel Choir, School of Social Work Christian Caucus, Seventh Day Adventist Student Community, Sisters in Spirit: a Christian Sisterhood, St. Paul Student Ministry: Affiliated with St. Paul Evangelical Community Church, Student Christian Fellowship at the Keck School of Medicine, United Methodists at USC, United Presbyterians at USC, Veritas Forum: an interdisciplinary exploration of truth in relation to Jesus Christ, Worldwide Friends: A Friendship Group for USC Internationals Offered by Christians Welcoming All Cultures and Faiths, Hindu Student Organization, Falun Gong at USC: Body, Mind, and Spiritual Practice, Interfaith Council, The Natural Path: An Interfaith Group Promoting Self-Improvement through the Practice of Meditation, Religious Left Alliance, Religious Mutts: Students from Mixed-Faith Families, SEG: Spiritual Exploration Group, Chabad Jewish Student Center, Hillel Jewish Center, Jewish Awareness Movement, Jewish Filmmakers Forum of Hillel Jewish Center, Latinos Paisanos: Celebrating Latino Jewish Culture, Maimonides: A Jewish Student Organization at HSC, Muslim Student Association, Muslim Students for Dialogue, Muslim Student Union, Pagans and Wiccans at USC, Quakers at USC, Sikh Students Association, Unitarian Universalists of USC, Trojan Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) 440. USC has 108 ethnic/racial student organizations including: 100 Black Men of USC, African Americans in Medicine, Alternative Spring Break: Navajo Nation, Annenberg Black Student Association, Armenian Students Association, Asian American Tutorial Project, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Caucus, Asian Pacific-Islander Student Outreach, Association of Indian Students, Association of Indonesian Students, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance And Accounting, Bamboo Offshoot, Bangladesh Student Association, Black Business Student Association, Black Entertainment and Theatrical Association, Black Graduate Student Network, Black Law Students Association, Black Social Work Caucus, Black Women Investing, Blacks In Action, Chabad Jewish Student Center, Chaim–Jewish & Christian Life, Chicanos for Progressive Education, Chicanos/Latinos for Health Education, Chinese American Student Association, Chinese Student Association, European Student Association, Hermanas Unidas de USC, Hindu Student Organization, Hong Kong Student Association, Japanese Students’ Association, Korean American Pharmacy Student Association, Korean Business Student Organization, Korean Culture Awareness Association, Korean Engineering Students Organization, Korean Film Club, Korean International Students Association, Korean Student Association, Latino Business Student Association, Latino Cinema Society, Latino Medical Student Association, Latino/a Social Work Caucus, Latinos Paisanos – Celebrating Latino Jewish Culture, Lebanese Club, Lorelei German Club, Mariachi Sur de California, Middle Eastern South Asian Law Association, Movimento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Society of Black Engineers, Nuestra Alma Latina, Organization of African Students, ‘SC Students for Israel, Singapore Students’ Association, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society Of Indian Film Enthusiasts, South Asian Health Association, Southern California Indo Americans, Spanish Undergraduate Student Association, Taiwanese American Organization, Taiwanese Student Association, Thai Student Association, Troy Philippines, Turkish Student Association, USC Black Voices, USC Hillel: Center for Jewish Life, Vietnamese Student Association, Vietnamese-American Pharmacy Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) 441. Bamboo Offshoot, Campus Greens, Engineers Without Borders, Fashion Industry Association, Global Business Leaders, Hip Hop Congress, Information Systems Association, KSCR Radio, Literary Association, Nuestra Alma Latina, Oxfam USC, Palaver, Troy Camp, Violence Intervention Program, Accounting Society, African Americans in Medicine, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Amnesty International USC, Annenberg Student Communication Association, Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering, Association of Cultural Exchange, Big Game Hunters, Brand New Theatre Company, Break On 2: Latin Fusion, Capoeira USC, Chapbooks of American Nobodies, Chemistry Graduate Student Organization, Chorda Tympani, Climbing Club, Commedus Interruptus, Cross Country, Dance Club, diSChord, Dux Ryu Ninjitsu, Economics Graduate Student Association, Entertainment Industry Student Association, European Student Association, Graduate Journalism Student Association, Instant Groove, Knitting for the Needy, Korean Film Club, KSOM Dance Club, Mariachi Sur de California, Men’s Crew, Movie Lovers Club, MRS Degree Improv Company, Music Industry Connection, Musical Theatre Collective, Musical Theatre Repertory, Neuroscience Graduate Forum, Out for Reel, Par-Time Student Social Work Caucus, pharmacy graduate alliance, Ping Pong Posse, Reach Out And Read, Second Nature Improv, Societas Poesis, Society Of Indian Film Enthusiasts, Society of Strategic Gaming and Roleplaying, Spirits in Action, Student Connect, Student of Fine Arts Association, Student-Angler Association of Southern California, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Synesthesia, Tablemanners, TaketheStage, Trojan Cricket Club, Trojan Knights, Troy Tones, Tycoons International, Undergraduate Society of English Majors, USC Anime, USC Ballroom and Latin Dance Team, USC Chess Club, USC Comic Book Club, USC Competition Cheer, USC Cycling Club, USC Dragon Boat, USC Equestrian Team, USC Fencing Club, USC Fly Girls, USC Kazan Taiko, USC Kendo Dojo, USC Kickball (U SCK), USC Marathon Team, USC Men’s Ice Hockey, USC Men’s Rugby Team, USC Mens Ultimate Frisbee, USC Outdoors Club, USC Paintball Team, USC Polo Club, USC Quiz Bowl, USC Reverse Osmosis, USC Scuba Club, USC Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship, USC Ski and Snowboard Team, USC Skirball Caucus, USC Sports Business Association, USC Taekwondo, USC Tennis Club, USC Triathlon, USC Trojan Golf Club, USC Water Polo Club, USC Women’s Club Softball, USC Women’s Ice Hockey, USC Women’s Lacrosse, USC Wrestling Club, Waterski Club, women’s club soccer, Women’s Club Volleyball, Women’s Theatre Organization, Worldwide Friends, A Community Place, Ally Alliance, Colleges Against Cancer, Collegiate Med Volunteers, Community Outreach Council, Community Theatre Initiative, Community Outreach, Council of Troy, Environment First, Future Physicians for Ethical Responsibility, Human Rights Action, Humanitarian Medical Outreach, League of Women Voters, Los Angeles Community Impact, Occupational Therapy Student Council, Peace and Conflict Scholars, Peer Mediation Program, Pepsters Student Ambassadors of USC, Project Books and Blankies, USC Habitat for Humanity
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Daily Trojan (daily), Bamboo Offshoot (quarterly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Los Angeles,CA (10), Burbank, CA (16)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Los Angeles, CA (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Los Angeles, CA (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 29 fraternities
  • 19 fraternity houses
  • 17% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 24 sororities
  • 9 sorority houses
  • 21% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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