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Applying to USC

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 13.00%
Yield 41.00%
SAT Score 1,475
ACT Score 34
Applicants 71,031

Applying To USC

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 13% at University of Southern California where a total of 71,031 students applied and 9,234 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,475 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires six items to submit to their applicants.
The following table describes the general admission information for applying to USC.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$90
Admission Informationwww.usc.edu/admission/
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org/
Acceptance Rate13%
Average Test Scores1,475 SAT / 34 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2021-2022, the acceptance rate is 13.00% where a total of 71,031 students (31,418 men and 39,613 women) have applied to USC and 9,234 (4,399 men and 4,754 women) students have been admitted to the school.
Among them, 1,759 male and 1,996 female students have enrolled into USC and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 41.00%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at USC
TotalMenWomen
Applicants71,03131,41839,613
Admitted9,2344,3994,754
Enrolled3,7861,7591,996
Acceptance Rate 13.00% 14.00% 12.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 41.00% 39.99% 41.99%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At USC, 1,151 applicants (31% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 698 applicants (19%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,475 and the average ACT score is 34 at USC. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,540 and 25th percentile score is 1,410. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 105 and the 25th percentile score is 96. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at USC.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at USC
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing690750
SAT Math720790
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3435
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

University of Southern California requires 6 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (Admission Test Scores) are considered but not required to submit.
Application Requirements for USC
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at University of Southern California is Semester. University of Southern California accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training. Next table describes credits that University of Southern California accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training