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University of Southern California: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,892 $35,809 $37,693 $39,183 4.0%
Books and supplies $750 $750 $796 $1,500 88.4%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $10,190 $10,750 $11,212 $11,458 2.2%
Other $2,180 $2,180 $2,180 $1,476 -32.3%
Off Campus          
Room and board $10,190 $10,858 $11,298 $11,458 1.4%
Other $2,180 $2,180 $2,180 $1,476 -32.3%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $4,198 $4,198 $4,240 $3,536 -16.6%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $47,012 $49,489 $51,881 $53,617 3.3%
Off Campus $47,012 $49,597 $51,967 $53,617 3.2%
Off Campus with Family $38,840 $40,757 $42,729 $44,219 3.5%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 35,753 16,635 19,118
Percent admitted 24% 25% 24%
Percent admitted who enrolled 33% 33% 33%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2,354 82%
ACT 1,122 39%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 620 710
SAT Math 650 740
SAT Writing 640 730
ACT Composite 29 32
ACT English 28 34
ACT Math 28 33
  • Formal demonstrations of competencies and TOEFL scores are only required for certain populations.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 2/28/1949 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs 7/24/1939 -   Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1924 -   Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced dental education programs (general practice residency, advanced general dentistry, and specialty programs) 2/1/1945 -   Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH) 5/29/1954 -   Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Prosthodontics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 5/26/1967 -   Accredited
Endodontics 12/12/1969 -   Accredited
Periodontics 12/12/1969 -   Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) 2/1/2002 -   Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs 1/1/1944 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 2/20/1948 -   Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 4/21/1989 -   Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 3/19/1993 - 12/31/2008 Resigned
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 7/1/1982 -   Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language 8/9/2009 -   Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level 7/1/1974 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Community Health Education (CHE) and Community Health/Preventive Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health 6/10/2000 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1949 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1928 -   Accredited

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