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University of Southern California

About US

Los Angeles was a rough-and-tumble frontier town in the early 1870s, when a group of public-spirited citizens led by Judge Robert Maclay Widney first dreamed of establishing a university in the region. It took nearly a decade for this vision to become a reality, but in 1879 Widney formed a board of trustees and secured a donation of 308 lots of land from three prominent members of the community : Ozro W. Childs, a Protestant horticulturist; former California governor John G. Downey, an Irish-Catholic pharmacist and businessman; and Isaias W. Hellman, a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist. The gift provided land for a campus as well as a source of endowment, the seeds of financial support for the nascent institution. When USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers in 1880, the “city” still lacked paved streets, electric lights, telephones and a reliable fire alarm system. Today, USC is home to more than 33,000 students and nearly 3,200 full-time faculty, and is located in the heart of one of the biggest metropolises in the world.

Country United States
School name University of Southern California
City Los Angeles
Degree Bachelor, Maser, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Letters, Arts and Sciences
Accounting
Architecture
Art and Design
Arts/Tech/Business
Communication, Journalism
Dentistry
Education
Engineering
Gerontology
Law
Medicine
Pharmacy
Faculty
(Graduate)
Letters, Arts and Sciences
Accounting
Architecture
Art and Design
Arts/Tech/Business
Communication, Journalism
Dentistry
Education
Engineering
Gerontology
Law
Medicine
Pharmacy
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Private
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1880
The number of students (Undergraduate) 18,000
The number of students (Graduate) 22,000
Test required for admission Document Screening and English Language proficiency documents
% applicants admitted 19.8
The number of foreign students 7,889
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 47
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 125
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 70
Address Los Angeles, CA 90089 (213) 740-2311
Link to official website http://www.usc.edu/
Link to contact website http://www.usc.edu/directories/dept/departments.html