Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 68.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 48.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 47.90%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 36.40%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 84.30%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 31.60%
SAT I Math score 700+: 57.10%
SAT I Math score 600+: 88.70%
ACT score 24-29: 21.10%
ACT score 30-36: 75.10%
ACT score 24+: 96.2%
Students applied: 51,924
Students admitted: 9,181
Admission rate: 18%
Students per faculty: 9
4-year graduation rate: 76.9%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 96%
Full-time enrolled men: 8,932
Full-time enrolled women: 9,276
Part-time enrolled men: 376
Part-time enrolled women: 226
Total enrollment: 18,810

COSTS

Tuition: $51,442
Room and board: $14,348
Est. book expense: $1,200
Fees: $841
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $32,291
Average non-need-based aid: $19,351
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
3,317
Average aid package: $45,569
Students receiving need-based aid: 7,059
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 38%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
28%
% receiving student loans: 44%