Tool December 2017

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: 61.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 55.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 48.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 36.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 84.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 32.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 57.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 89.00%
ACT score 24-29: 21.00%
ACT score 30-36: 75.00%
ACT score 24+: 96%
Students applied: 54,280
Students admitted: 9,022
Admission rate: 17%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 77%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 96%
Full-time enrolled men: 8,758
Full-time enrolled women: 9,437
Part-time enrolled men: 318
Part-time enrolled women: 281
Total enrollment: 18,794

COSTS

Tuition: $53,448
Room and board: $14,886
Est. book expense: $1,200
Fees: $875
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $35,011
Average non-need-based aid: $19,665
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
3,489
Average aid package: $48,399
Students receiving need-based aid: 6,710
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 36%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
29%
% receiving student loans: 41%