University of Southern California

About USC

Facts and Figures

Students (2014-15 academic year)

Rounded to the nearest 500
Undergraduates 19,000
Graduate and professional 23,000
Total 43,000

Student Demographics (Fall 2014)

Rounded to the nearest percentile
Asians 18%
Black/African-American 5%
Hispanic 12%
White/Caucasian 33%
International 23%
Other 9%

International Students (Fall 2014)

Rounded to the nearest tenth
Regularly Enrolled International Students 9,714

All International Students by Country of Citizenship

Freshman Class (Fall 2014)

Applicants 51,920
Admits 9,358 (18 percent)
Matriculants 3,098
Average GPA 3.73 (unweighted)
Middle 50-percent SAT range 1960-2190
National Merit Scholars 230
First-generation college students 14 percent

Freshman Profile and Admission Information 2014-15

Degrees Awarded (June 2013)

Bachelor’s degrees 4,737
Advanced degrees 8,315
Six-Year Graduation Rate (Student Right-to-Know*)
2014 (Fall 2008 freshman class)  91%
2013 (Fall 2007 freshman class)  91%
2012 (Fall 2006 freshman class)  90%

* Student Right-to-Know refers to a federally mandated disclosure of a college’s graduation rate. Its intent is to provide prospective students and their parents with a statistic of comparable effectiveness that can be used in determining college choice. USC’s current graduation rate is based on full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates who entered the university in the fall semester and graduated within six years of attendance (150% of the normal completion time). Graduation rates do not include students who left school to serve in the armed forces or on official church missions or with a foreign aid service of the federal government, or students who died or were totally and permanently disabled.

USC’s U-CAN Profile

The University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) Web site provides profiles of hundreds of private institutions of higher learning, in a common format, with the goal of helping parents and prospective students make an informed college choice. U-CAN Profile

Faculty and Staff (2014-15)

Rounded to the nearest 100
Faculty (full-time) 3,945
Staff (50 percent time or more) 13,216
Student workers

(does not include teaching/research assistants)
Total 25,041

Faculty and Staff 2014-2015


There are more than 365,000 living alumni in the Trojan Family. USC alumni can be found in positions of leadership all over the world, with about half of them living in California. Alumni Facts 2014-2015

Academic Units

USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences 21 Schools and Units

Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$48,347 (2014-15 undergraduate estimate of costs)

Financial Aid Expenditures (2013-14 fiscal year)

$440 million

Endowment (as of June 30, 2014)

$4.6 billion

University Budget (2014-15 fiscal year)

$3.9 billion

Sponsored Research (2013-14 fiscal year)

$646 million

University Annual Financial Reports

2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report
2003 Annual Report
2002 Annual Report 
2001 Annual Report
2000 Annual Report
1999 Annual Report