Graduate Admission
USC at a Glance

Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities.

USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Established: 1880

Los Angeles was little more than a frontier town in 1880 when USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers. Today USC is a world-class research university, the oldest private research university in the West.

why usc

The top 10 reasons USC should be your first choice.

USC Campuses

Our University Park and Health Sciences campuses are home to the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as well as 17 professional schools.

Graduate Student Services

From orientation to housing to religious life at USC—find out about opportunities outside the classroom through our Graduate Student Services.

Los Angeles

Discover what it is like to live in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

Visit USC

Campus visits are one of the most important aspects of a college search. To help you get to know USC, we offer a variety of programs.

Paying for USC

USC offers a variety of funding sources to support your academic endeavors.