University of Southern California (USC)
USC can be found in Los Angeles, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Southern California enrolls around 38,000 students annually.
The majority of students admitted to USC earned an SAT score in the range of 1920 - 2230, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 29 - 33. We were able to estimate the USC average GPA (3.68 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 20% of students who applied are admitted to the school. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the USC acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 21%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at usc.edu.
Overall USC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013
The overall acceptance rate for University of Southern California was reported as 19.8% in Fall 2013 with over 47,400 applications submitted to USC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.
Accepted Applicants Profile
- USC SAT Scores: 1920 - 2230
- USC ACT Scores: 29 - 33
- USC Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.96
How Hard Is It to Get into University of Southern California?
Applicant Selectivity: High
University of Southern California has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.
Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection
The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for USC has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.
Acceptance Rate By Year
- 2009-2010: 24.4%
- 2010-2011: 24.3%
- 2011-2012: 23.0%
- 2012-2013: 19.9%
- 2013-2014: 19.8%
- Projected USC Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 21.2%
How Does USC Compare?
The acceptance rate for University of Southern California is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.
Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates
|California State University-Los Angeles||67.5%|
|University of California-Los Angeles||22.0%|
|California State University-Dominguez Hills||57.5%|
|California State University-Long Beach||30.8%|
|California State University-Northridge||46.2%|
Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
- High School GPA Scores are Required
- School Records are Required
- College Prep Classes are Required
- Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
- Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
- TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required
Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)
Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to USC (Fall 2013)
|SAT® Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||620 - 720|
|Math||660 - 760|
|Writing||640 - 750|
|Total Score||1920 - 2230|
|English||28 - 34|
|Math||29 - 34|
|Composite Score||29 - 33|