These figures illustrate the type of freshman class USC has admitted in the past. Remember that in addition to high school courses, grades, and SAT or ACT scores, other factors may be taken into consideration for admission, such as extraordinary personal circumstances, special talents, outstanding extracurricular activities, and evidence of leadership.
Freshman Enrollment (as of Fall 2016)
GPA (high school average): 3.99
SAT midrange: 1130-1280
ACT midrange: 25-30
Honors College (freshmen, Fall 2016)
GPA (high school average): 4.65
SAT midrange: 1400-1480
ACT midrange: 31–33
Capstone Scholars (freshmen, Fall 2016)
GPA (high school average): 4.40
SAT range: 1280-1350
ACT range: 28-31
93% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid.
90% of continuing students receive some form of financial aid.
*The College Board redesigned the SAT and first administered it in March 2016. We are referring to it as the rSAT. SAT averages listed on our website, and in our publications, refer only to scores that occurred before the rSAT was introduced.