University of Southern California

About USC

History

USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers in 1880, when the newly founded “city” still lacked paved streets, electric lights, telephones and a reliable fire alarm system. Today, USC is home to 46,000 students and 4,700 full-time faculty, and is located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world.