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University of Southern California Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics

What Does the Admissions Department at University of Southern California look for in an applicant?

Use the admissions stats from University of Southern California recent freshman class to see how you compare.

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Understanding Admissions Statistics

University of Southern California Admission Statistics can help you to understand the likelihood of being accepted. Compare your SAT and ACT scores to previously accepted students. If your scores are lower than average, that may mean you should try to retake the exam or look at schools that better fit your scores. A college’s acceptance rates and selectivity are a good way to judge how difficult it is to be admitted.

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Selectivity (Fall 2021): Are You the Right Type of Student For This College?

Open Admissions No
Selectivity of College More Selective
Acceptance Rate 13%

Acceptance and Enrollment Stats (Fall 2021)

Applicant Total 71,031
Accepted 8,884
Enrolled 3,664

What’s the Male/Female Breakdown When it Comes to Admissions?

Applicants: Men - Women  44 to 56
Accepted: Men - Women  48 to 52
Enrolled: Men - Women  47 to 53

Average Test Scores

About 31% of students accepted to USC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 690 and 750. Math scores were between 720 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Southern California  ( 690 to 750 )
SAT Math Scores for University of Southern California  ( 720 to 790 )

USC received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Southern California  ( 32 to 35 )

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