Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)


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University of Southern California is ranked 28 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 88 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 68%
Applicants who took ACT 48%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+36%
600-69948%
600+84%

SAT Math Score

700+57%
600-69932%
600+89%

ACT Score

30-3675%
24-2921%
24+96%

Students applied51,924
Students admitted9,181
Admission rate18%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate77%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,442
Fees$841
Room and board$14,348
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$67,831

Cost after need-based aid$35,540
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,480

Average debt at graduation$27,925

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$67,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$32,291
Average non-need-based aid$19,351

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,810

Full-Time

Men8,932
Women9,276

Part-Time

Men376
Women226

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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