USC Admissions Class Comes Into Focus

Here’s some numbers on USC’s admissions:

  • There were 8,198 students admitted in the Class of 2026.
  • The acceptance rate was 11.88 percent. It was 12.42 percent in 2021 and 15.8 percent in 2020.
  • Total applicants were approximately 69,000. There was a school-record 71,000 last season.
  • 38 percent of admitted students were from California.
  • The average unweighted GPA was 3.91.
  • The number of international students increased to 18 percent.
  • One in five students are first-generation in college.

61 thoughts on “USC Admissions Class Comes Into Focus

  1. Chinese Foreign National Students CHA-CHING!!! … eh President Flo!? How many qualified legacies did you turn away Flo?

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  2. Nice numbers. I am glad those admissions’ requirements were not so stringent back when I applied, or I would be scrubbing McDonald’s bathrooms today.

    Oh, and another advantage of going to SC when dinosaurs roamed the earth– the cost was about $15,000 for 4-years. And you could buy a home in West Los Angeles for $5,000 (that today goes for $1.1 million)

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      1. HI SO CAL. YOU SAID YOU WATCHED RERUNS OF THE RIFLEMAN. CHUCK CONNORS. BEFORE HE BECAME AN ACTOR HE PLAYED FIRST BASE FOR THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF THE OLD PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. HE WAS GOOD TOO. TRIVIA INFO.

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    1. As I recall the tuition was around $20.00 per unit or about $600.00 per year when I was there LJ. But we’re talking dark ages bro 😎

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    2. John & So Cal –You mean to tell me you guys didn’t have a measly 3.91?! Oh —that’s right –NO ONE did in our day….
      #NowEverybodyHasA4.0—
      #…MakingGPAMeaninglessAsAMetric
      #WhichIsWhyI’mForAdministeringTruthSerum…
      #…AndAskingApplicantsWhatTheyReallyThinkOfCarolFolt…
      #100%ThumbsDown=69,000NewTuitionPayingStudents…

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      1. The Valedictorian in my high school had one ‘B” and had I guess about a 3.91. But now the schools give you bonuses if you take core subjects, hence the emergence of the 4.00+

        It is a little like a long shot in basketball worth only 2-points back in the day, and then it became worth 3-points. It was still the same shot, however, just arbitrarily worth more.

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      2. My grades were mediocre, but my SAT score was above average and as a very accomplished musician, I had already committed to playing in the band. So they let me in on something called the Freshman Access Program, doubt it exists anymore.

        I entered school on probation. There were two ways to have that lifted: First semester at 3.5 or higher or a full year at 3.0 or higher. I said, OK, no problem. Got a 3.8 my first semester, got my probation lifted and was never on it again.

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      3. All respect, So Cal…
        #ISpentMy1stYearAtUSCInUCLALawLibrary…
        #..TellingBruinGirlsIWasALawyer…
        #”HowIMetMyWife”ByMichaelGuarino

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  3. gee,intresting that thay onley let the smarts poeple in,seams like thay nead a edjucashun less than some of the dummer poeple,but wut do i now,smdh

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    1. You know more than they do bro. BS degree equals Bachelor of Shit. MS degree equals More Shit. Ph. D degree equals Piled Higher and Deeper. Gimme street smarts any day bro.

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      1. Old saying about lawyers & jury trials: “In a battle between an Ivy Leaguer and a Swamp Fox, the Swamp Fox wins every time….”
        #KindaLikeMongoose&Cobra

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      2. George Tirebiter,

        Did you know that Chuck Conners also played basketball for the Celtics and he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers? I loved the Rifleman with his rifle and that ring handle. What is so funny is, in the movie, “Stagecoach”, with John Wayne, Wayne’s rifle had the same ring handle. I don’t know if that was a common thing for the rifle or not. Just an interesting tidbit.

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      3. The Rifleman’s rifle was bad ass. Most don’t know this, but it was modified so that the trigger did not need to be pulled. When the lever action completed the cycle, it fired automatically.

        It was auctioned in 2016. Fetched $1.26M.

        I do enjoy that very little of The Rifleman has to do with violence. It’s mostly about a single dad doing his best to raise his son on his own: Teaching him right from wrong, the value of hard work, respect, etc. All the things that are wrong with society today.

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  4. IF YOU ARE HAVING AN OXYCONTIN PARTY DONT INVITE MARY JANE OR JACK DANIELS BUT ITS OK TO SMOKE TOAD BOYS AND GIRLS.

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  5. If any boys or girls are here on the blog————and can you imagine that—- they are getting almost as much of a sex education here than a kindergarten kid in Jersey——-we are just kidding around on the board. Most of us are virgins when it comes to sex or drugs. Maybe when you are getting over a cold and have a bad cough a few bottles of codeine cough medicine might be in order tho

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    1. My graphic novel put a twist on the old ‘boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy get girl’ formula….
      #BoyEnjoysVirginity
      #BoyLosesVirginity
      #BoyRe-Virginizes

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  6. My department is now top 10 and the value of my degree up here in Silicon Valley and on Linked In far surpasses the reputation of USC in the late 80s. Thank you Pres. Sample RIP.

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  7. I’d like to see the breakdown on how many kids are from Orange County and the Valley.

    Those are the ones who likely grew up going to games and who will be loyal to USC long after the foreigners and out of staters go home after graduation.

    #WhichAreHotter,IMeanSmarter-OCBeachGirlsOr”Valley”Girls?

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      1. I hope Carol is proud of us today….
        #”ThisIsNotRighteousness!”
        #”ClayNeverTalkedThisWay!”

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      2. Admit both classes of gals to USC and let them fight it out to see who can be easier.

        #WhileTheyAreAlsoStudyingForTheirEducation,OfCourse

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    1. Hotter? —Both [in their own way]…
      Smarter? It’s close….
      #[I’mTooMercifulToSayMoreOnThatLastOne]…
      [Special Note: I’ve heard it strikes most people as unbecoming when older men rate the looks of young women. I don’t know if that’s true —but that’s why I continue to do it]…
      #ThanksForTheOpportunity

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    2. And, it should be noted that both classes of gals have both been immortalized in pop culture with a TV series and a film.

      #ValleyGirl-1983Film

      #TheOC-TVShow

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      1. I dunno Michael. That Jeanette Garrett girl sounds more classy. Sounds real smart too and has great taste. At least in posts. I wouldn’t know about the other kind of taste.

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    3. I swear to God this is a true story. Many years ago I dated a girl named Marlena Vienna and our favorite haunt was the Dresden Room. When I saw your poster name I laughed but when you mentioned the Swingers movie and the Dresden Room I shit in my pants. I know it can’t be my Marlena because she would be as old as I am and thereby incapable of making a cogent post like you just did. But what a coincidence. Incredible.

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      1. I am not your Marlena Vienna. I’m just a USC dude.

        But watch out for those ex – GF’s. They do have a tendency to pop up on us guys at always the wrong, and always inconvenient, time.

        #IDidKnowAGirlOnceWhoWasKnownAsA”Biter”AndWhenISawYourName,ErrNevermind

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      2. HAHA HAHA. WELL NOW ATLEAST I FEEL RELIEVED. YEAH. SOME GIRLS ARE BITERS. OTHERS ARE JUST A BITE IN THE ASS !!!

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  8. Pray for the days this radical liberal woke administration stops the affirmative action admission policies and cleans up the filth off our beautiful campus

    One day a great rain will come wash away the scum and the filth off our streets. The radical liberal brainwashed zombie leadership of Haden Swann Folt CL Max Nokias and worst of all Clay Helton allowed the floodgates for lazy, untalented thugs and a “melting pot” of useless students. Let’s get back to bringing in the best and brightest and drop the woke diversity mandates. Unless we are going to offer crime, rape, drug dealing and violence as majors LOL

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    1. Thank you Charles Based on those articles he sounds like he has his head on straight. I’m really rooting my guts out for him. He has great potential——— you asked about the Century Club. Yeah I’ve heard of it but sorry I forgot where. I used to belong to the Cardinal and Gold club. That was the best. Tickets on the fifty etc. hope it’s still around

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    2. Hah. Thanx. Yeah I knew I’d heard of it somewhere. I graduated from the business school Last semester was Fall 1951. I did have some work done at the dental school north of the campus. Ouch. Haha.

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  9. To me it’s a shame that it’s so impossible to get in. I have contributed significantly to the school over the decades since I was there. My son is thoroughly qualified and a member of Mensa. SC is just as corrupt as other schools that have taken millions from the Chinese Communists. It’s not for the people who helped build it anymore, not even close

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    1. Bryan. I’m sorry to hear that. Does your son still want to get in ?? It’s much easier if he applies after the freshman year. Hope that helps.

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    2. Qualified candidates like you and your family are passed up for blatant half baked affirmative action mandates

      You think we need a campus overrun with filth and Chinese buy ins? Sad what our beautiful institution has become a cesspool of racial filth

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      1. I think the legacy kids should be taken in before anyone else. That seems the right thing to do.

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  10. Prior to Folt the admission rate dipped below 10% for one year.

    For the size of the admissions class, it is a really good quality of kids. Places like Stanford have lower acceptance due to taking a smaller clas. And the athletes bring down those GPA averages. I imagine some of the arts programs also bring down the GPA, since they are admitted on talents as well as grades.

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  11. I’ll make it simple. Stop the affirmative action CRAP + admit legacy purebreds = clean the filth off our campus

    We are cleaning up the football program now it’s time to clean up the rest of campus

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  12. Our son was denied admission our of high school however was offered the TTP, which boasts a 30ish% acceptance rate. That program is best used with a year at CC as the chances are most people will make bonds their freshman year that make no sense to uproot and restart forming at a new place, especially if the school they chose to attend is in the neighborhood of USC in terms of national prestige. This is the scenario we happily find our son in, and USC has thus lost 4 yrs of fully paid tuition + a lifetime of abbreviated giving from me and none from him.

    The flip side is the prestige of my degree grows stronger with each passing year, now approaching some very eminent schools in the field.

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