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Admitted Class Profile

These figures illustrate the type of freshman class USC has admitted in the past. Remember that in addition to high school courses, grades, and SAT or ACT scores, other factors may be taken into consideration for admission, such as extraordinary personal circumstances, special talents, outstanding extracurricular activities, and evidence of leadership.

USC Enrollment

Total: 34,099
Undergraduate: 25,556
Graduate: 8,543

All Undergraduates

Male: 47%
Female: 53%
In-state: 59%
Out-of-state: 41%
Minority: 20%

Freshman Enrollment (as of Fall 2016)

Applied: 25,441
Enrolled: 5,104
WCGPA midrange (high school average): 3.61-4.39
SAT midrange: 1200-1340
ACT midrange: 25-30

Honors College (freshmen, Fall 2016)

Enrolled: 500
WCGPA midrange (high school average): 4.53-4.89
SAT midrange: 1450-1520
ACT midrange: 31–33

Capstone Scholars (freshmen, Fall 2016)

Enrolled: 962
WCGPA midrange (high school average): 4.19-4.64
SAT range: 1340-1410
ACT range: 28-31


93% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid.
90% of continuing students receive some form of financial aid.