About USC

The University of Southern California is a premiere private research university. Located in the heart of Los Angeles and founded in 1880, USC has grown alongside the city to become a leading educational and cultural force at the gateway to the Pacific Rim. Today it educates 43,000 students and employs more than 25,000 faculty and staff. USC is the chosen destination of more international students than any other U.S. university.


Bovard Administration building – Doheny Library – Popovich Hall

About the USC Main Campus

The University Park Campus is a beautiful 150-acre, gated and pedestrian-friendly campus just two miles south of Downtown LA. It is home to the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the largest college at USC, as well as the USC Marshall School of Business, the largest professional school at USC, with 5,000 students and more than 200 full-time faculty.

University of Southern California UPC Campus

USC By the Numbers

Students (2015 – 16 academic year)

  • Undergraduates: 19,000
  • Graduate and professional: 24,000
  • Total: 43,000

Faculty and Staff (2014 – 15)

  • Faculty (full-time): 3,945
  • Staff (50% time or more): 13,216
  • Student workers (does not include teaching/research assistants): 7,880
  • Total: 25,041

International Students (Fall 15)

Sponsored Research (2014-15 fiscal year)

  • $687 million

Endowment (as of June 30, 2015)

  • $4.7 billion

Financial Aid Expenditures (2014-15 fiscal year)

  • $460 million

For more: https://about.usc.edu/