USC Common Data Set

USC Common Data Set

Sifting through a college’s Common Data Set can take a lot of time. Instead, we’ve gathered the most important information from USC’s most recent Common Data Set to provide you with the information you need, at a quick glance.

This guide contains key information from USC Common Data Set 2018-2019.


USC Common Data Set Quick Facts

Quick Facts

  • Public vs. Private: Private
  • Geographic Region: Far West
  • State: California
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Full Time Undergraduates: 19, 548


Merit Scholarships for USC

  • Percentage of students with no financial need who were awarded merit scholarships: 40%
  • Average dollar amount of non-need based merit scholarships: $20,066


Important Factors Considered For Admissions


  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized test scores
  • Application essay
  • Recommendation(s)


  • N/A

Student Life Information

  • Percentage of students from out-of-state: 648%
  • Percentage of students who join sororities: 24%
  • Percentage of students who join fraternities: 27%


Student Diversity

  • Percentage of nonresident aliens: 12.74%
  • Percentage of Hispanic/Latino: 15.26%
  • Percentage of Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4.58%
  • Percentage of White, non-Hispanic: 39.22%
  • Percentage of American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0.12%
  • Percentage of Asian, non-Hispanic: 20.75%
  • Percentage of Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0.24%
  • Percentage of two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5.82%
  • Percentage of unknown race and/or ethnicity: 1.27%


This information was gathered from the USC Common Data Set 2018-2019


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