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University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
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Rice UniversityHouston, TX
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,503Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$52,895
expensive$61,396Graduate Tuitioncheaper$49,941
Less$39,909Average Financial Aid AmountMore$43,615
Admission
Lower1,435 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,515 SAT
35 ACT
Easier16%Acceptance RateTighter11%
Favorable42%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower41%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger46,287Total EnrollmentSmaller7,643
Larger19,786Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller4,076
Larger26,501Graduate Student PopulationSmaller3,567
Larger37,923Online Student PopulationSmaller418
Completion & Outcomes
Lower92%Graduate RateHigher94%
97%Retention Rate97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,700)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,309)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,102)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,400)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty9 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty6 to 1
3,708Number of faculties847
Lower$139,069Average Faculty SalaryHigher$147,399
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.