USC is a constellation of schools, centers and institutes where some of the brightest minds, working together in a dynamic and collaborative environment, are leading the way to the future of education and a healthier, more joyful and more sustainable Los Angeles and world.
With an unwavering spirit to build upon USC’s legacy of excellence, President Carol Folt spearheads the leadership for the university with its devoted Board of Trustees and esteemed deans from its 23 schools and academic units, alongside a dynamic senior administration invested in forging a bright future for our revered educational institution.
USC’s Good Neighbors Campaign is dedicated to transforming lives and communities for the better. For almost three decades, it has provided over $26 million in grants that foster collaboration between university staff, faculty and local nonprofits on projects with a lasting positive influence around both University Park and Health Sciences campuses.
The University of Southern California is making a long-term investment in the future, committing over $30 million of additional financial aid annually to ease rising costs and provide need-based financial assistance for students from all economic backgrounds. This generous commitment will ensure that deserving scholars won’t be left behind — no matter their financial situation — as they pursue their education at USC.
USC supports 3,500 children in college access programs and more than 600 children in preschool and early literacy programs annually. The USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative enrolls close to 1,000 students every year.
Total amount of financial aid disbursed by USC from all sources for 2021-22 including work-study and loans. Between 2017 and 2022, university need-based grant funding increased at an annual growth rate of 11.6%.
Total number of faculty members that have been awarded a Nobel Prize, MacArthur “genius grants” or a National Medal.
On October 6, 1880, the University of Southern California opened its doors to its first students. Fifty-three young men and women were enrolled in its two departments, the “academic” or preparatory department and the college department, later referred to as the College of Liberal Arts. Today, USC is home to more than 48,000 students and over 4,400 full-time faculty within its 23 schools and academic units, and is located in the heart of one of the biggest metropolises in the world.
Five things to know about the century-old relationship between USC and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The USC Frontiers of Computing initiative will create the new USC School of Advanced Computing and a new campus in Silicon Beach to apply high-tech solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.
The students join a growing community of more than 3,300 high-achieving young scholars helped by the foundation to attend top-tier, four-year institutions.
Jason King previously served as the chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.