Los Angeles, CA 90089, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 25, University of Southern California In California

Los Angeles, CA 90089, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 25, University of Southern California In California

Los Angeles, CA 90089, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 25, University of Southern California In California

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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, United States

The University of Southern California (known as USC or SC[a]) is a privatenot-for-profitnonsectarian, research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in Los Angeles, California. As California’s oldest private research university,[7] USC has historically educated a large number of the region’s business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research and cultural institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States.[8] In 2011, USC was named among the Top 10 Dream Colleges in the nation.[9]

For the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 18,316 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs.[3] USC is also home to 21,642 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, social work, and medicine.[3]The university has a “very high” level of research activity and received $560.9 million in sponsored research from 2009 to 2010.[10]USC sponsors a variety of intercollegiate sports and competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a member of the Pacific-12 Conference. Members of the sports teams, the Trojans, have won 100 NCAA team championships, ranking them third in the nation, and 361 NCAA individual championships, ranking them second in the nation.[11] Trojan athletes have won 287 medals at the Olympic games (135 golds, 87 silvers and 65 bronzes), more than any other university in the world.[12] If USC were a country, it would rank 12th in most Olympic gold medals.


University rankings
ARWU[52] 33
Forbes[53] 63
U.S. News & World Report[54] 23
Washington Monthly[55] 39
ARWU[56] 47
QS[57] 125
Times[58] 61-70
USC rankings
 USNWR Grad. Business[59] 27
 USNWR Grad. Education[60] 18
 USNWR Grad. Engineering[61] 11
 USNWR Grad. Law[62] 20
 USNWR Grad. Pharmacy[63] 10
 USNWR Grad. Physical Therapy[64] 1
 USNWR Grad. Public Affairs[65] 6
 USNWR Grad. Social Work[66] 11
 USNWR Undergraduate Business[67] 11

USC was ranked 23rd in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 annual ranking of national universities.[68][69] In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, USC ranked between 61-70 for 2014. USC is ranked 46th among world universities and 32nd among universities in the Americas by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 48th worldwide in 2011 by Human Resources & Labor Review,[70] and 13th (tied with seven other universities) among national universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance.[71]

USN&WR ranks USC’s School of Law 18th,[72] the Marshall School of Business is ranked 9th in undergraduate education with theUSC Leventhal School of Accounting 4th, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies 3rd and 20th for its MBA program,[73][74]Keck School of Medicine of USC 34th in research and unranked in primary care,[75] the Viterbi School of Engineering 9th,[76] USC School of Architecture 5th,[77] and the Rossier School of Education 14th,[78] and the Roski School of Fine arts Graduate program 37th,[79] the Sol Price School of Public Policy 7th,[80] the USC School of Social Work 8th. The Philosophical Gourmet Report ranks USC’s graduate philosophy program as 11th nationally,[81]

USC was named “College of the Year 2000” by the editors of Time and The Princeton Review for the university’s extensive community-service programs.[82]

“The Hollywood Reporter” ranked USC School of Cinematic Arts the #1 film school in the world, beating out the “American Film Institute” and “UCLA”—two schools who have been previous top contenders. Appelo, Tim (2013-07-31). “Best Film Schools”. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-07-31.

The Princeton Review ranked USC video game design program as 1st out of 150 schools in North America.[83] The university’s video game design programs are interdisciplinary, involving the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the GamePipe program in the Department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.[84]

The Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked USC’s combined departments of engineering and computer sciences as 11th in the world, physical sciences 52nd, social sciences 35th, life sciences 51st, clinical medicine and pharmacy 47th.

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