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Applying to USC

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 16.11%
Yield 35.97%
SAT Score 1,435
ACT Score 32
Applicants 59,712

Applying To USC

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 16.11% at University of Southern California where a total of 59,712 students applied and 9,618 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,435 and the average ACT score is 32. It requires seven items to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to University of Southern California.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$90
Admission Informationwww.usc.edu/admission/
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org/
Acceptance Rate16%
Average Test Scores1,435 SAT / 32 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 16.11% where a total of 59,712 students (27,831 men and 31,881 women) have applied to USC and 9,618 (4,630 men and 4,988 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 1,638 male and 1,822 female students have enrolled into USC and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 35.97%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at USC
TotalMenWomen
Applicants59,71227,83131,881
Admitted9,6184,6304,988
Enrolled3,4601,6381,822
Acceptance Rate 16.11% 16.64% 15.65%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 35.97% 35.38% 36.53%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At USC, 2,292 applicants (66% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,427 applicants (41%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,435 and the average ACT score is 32 at USC. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,530 and 25th percentile score is 1,340. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 103 and the 25th percentile score is 90. 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 Writing660740
SAT Math680790
ACT Composite3034
ACT Math2834
ACT English3235
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

University of Southern California requires 7 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at University of Southern California
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