USC Admission Stats Are Out

USC accepted 12.4 percent of its applicants this year.

USC received a record 70,971 applications. That is 7 percent more than the previous record, which was set in 2019. It was also 20 percent more than applied last year.

  • There was a fierce recruitment between Oregon and USC a few years ago for offensive tackle Jonah Tauanu’u of Narbonne, who signed with the Ducks.

It was announced today Tauanu’u took a medical retirement and is no longer with the Oregon football program.

10 thoughts on “USC Admission Stats Are Out

  1. In the only ranking that really matters,

    USC #19 University in America per WSJ.

    Kudos to the 8804 who made the cut–esp the 20% who are First Gen!
    Super pleased to have them on campus.
    Welcome to the family.
    We’re here for you.

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    1. And to followup, this WSP/Times Higher Education ranking (almost 800 universities) has USC #3 in California behind Stanford and Cal Tech.

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      1. College Raptor reports on median SAT scores (est 2021):
        USC 1440
        UCLA 1399
        Previous year
        USC 1427
        UCLA 1406

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  2. The only public University that matters. Pretty tough competition. We thank you for paying your taxes in a timely manner.

    Accepted ranking. Not that it makes a difference.

    1 furd University Palo Alto..
    2 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley … 👍
    3 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles …
    4 University of Southern California Los Angeles
    5 University of California, San Diego San Diego …
    6 University of California, Irvine Irvine …
    7 University of California, Davis Davis …
    9 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara …
    8 California Institute of Technology Pasadena
    12 University of California, Riverside Riverside …
    10 University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz …
    11 University of California, San Francisco San Francisco …


    1. Cal:

      Stats matter. Science is real, right?

      The reason I like the the WSJ ranking is because it takes into account
      TANGIBLES. Fully 40% of their algorithm is weighted to how the graduate
      performs “in their first 10 years out of college.” This should help parents and their offspring make a more intelligent choice when it comes to selecting their college. Interestingly, the WSJ algorithm only gives “student life” 10% weighting.

      I will absolutely admit that UCLA and UC Berkeley offer great VALUE to a California resident who gains admission into a STEM related career track.
      I purposely did not include UCLA nor Cal’s rankings per WSJ in my post out of respect to you and “others.”

      Many rankings look at intangibles such as “how many Nobel Prize winners” are on faculty. Really? What are the chances you will have any quality time with that professor? It is a cause for celebration–to some degree–but really not relevant to 99.99% of the student body who will never get within earshot of said Nobel laureate.

      Irrespective, I enjoy the competition we have with ‘furd, Cal and UCLA on the sports field and in recruiting the brightest minds in America. Only helps all of our schools.

      ….and were Zumberge and Sample THE MEN?


      1. Mr bourbon, Young Man,

        How many Nobels would you suppose? Not to be a contrarian…like others…well he never had one in any event but…

        My first ‘T.A.’ lab prof was Glen Seaborg, G. T. Seaborg. Tues – Thursday 2-4:30. Changed my life.

        Bourbon, pls remember that a lot of Cal grads went to prof grad schools and didn’t start making money for quite a few years after graduating which seems to be a prerequisite for wsj definition of success. WSJ seems to say if you went to med school and joined the Peace Corp in Africa then you are considered a failure. Jerry Brown goes into the seminary and the WSJ would call him a statistical loser in this poll.
        Look at me now Dr Seaborg, 50yrs later, posting on an SC gossip site.


  3. That admissions rate will probably fall a great deal next year after the effects of COVID are finally behind them. It will get back under 10% for certain.


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