University of Southern California located in Los Angeles

USC - The University of Southern California

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Located in University Park Neighborhood of Los Angeles, University of Southern California was established in 1880 thus making it the oldest private research University of California. The university only had 53 students and 10 teachers then which has grown to 33,000 students and about 3,200 faculty members. It is a private and coeducational university with a rich endowment of $3.1 billion. The campus located in a urban settlement has an area of about 235 acres. Marion M. Bovard was the first president of the university from1880-1891 and Steven B. Sample is the current president since 1991.

The university has many notable alumni. The most popular is astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon. The university has many notable alumni members which include Academicians, Architects, Artists, Astronauts, Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Film and Television artists, musicians, politicians, print and broadcast media personalities and many more.


According to the 2007 rankings released by U.S News the university is ranked 17th in the country for undergraduate programs. It is among the top ten private universities receiving federal funds for research and development. Its School of Cinematic Arts is ranked 1st and School of Architecture 6th.


Number of undergraduate student enrollment is about 16,500. Number of graduate and post-graduate is about 16,500 too. The minority representation in the college is 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 21% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/Non-Hispanic and 10% Hispanic/Latino. The faculty strength is about 3,200.

Student Life

For those who are interested in living on campus the university has a big campus residence hall to accommodate students and also providing meal service. Types of residences include Men's residence halls, Married student housing off campus, Married student housing on campus, Coed residence halls, Institutional apartments, Sorority houses off campus, Women's residence halls, Fraternity houses off campus, International halls. The campus offers many activities which include Academic Clubs, Television Station, Theatre/Drama, Choir, Concert Band, Newspaper, Orchestra, Religious, Sports/Intramurals, Gay and Lesbian, International, Political Activist, Honors/Academic:, Jazz Band, Minority Cultural, Student Government, Marching Band, Phi Beta Kappa, Pre-Medical, Minority Student, Pre-Law, Radio Station, Environmental, Literary Magazine and Yearbook.


The university has a student newspaper known as Daily Trojan. It also has a family magazine by name Trojan Family Magazine. They also publish weekly magazines on health, law and urban education.

About the Website

The website has a very modern look with use of good graphics and designs. Various sections of information are pretty well laid and separated from each other. Prospective students looking for undergraduate or graduate or post-graduate admission information can click on admission link to get complete information. There are links to faculty, sports, parents, jobs. The homepage also provides information about hot to get around the university by providing campus maps. It also has news and arts and events calendar sections. Overall the website is very user friendly and easy to navigate. The website is very popular among the students with a page rank of 4,444.





1020 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90089 US


University of Southern California
+1 213 740 2957, Fax: +1 213 740 2837

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