Tool December 2017

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 83 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 61%
Applicants who took ACT 55%

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 applied54,280
Students admitted9,022
Admission rate17%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate77%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$53,448
Fees$875
Room and board$14,886
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$70,409

Cost after need-based aid$35,398
Cost after non-need-based aid$50,744

Average debt at graduation$27,882

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$70,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$35,011
Average non-need-based aid$19,665

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,794

Full-Time

Men8,758
Women9,437

Part-Time

Men318
Women281

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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