Nearly 60,000 students from around the world applied for admission to the University of Southern California for the fall term, and 9,535 of them — just shy of 16% — have been offered a spot, the school reported Friday.
International students account for 14% of those offered admission, according to the university, which reported that accepted applicants have an average unweighted GPA of 3.88.
“USC is honored to have received applications from so many high-achieving, creative, diverse and uniquely talented individuals who applied to join us,” said Timothy Brunold, USC’s dean of admission.
“The demand for a USC education remains strong, and the commitment to our core mission endures,” he said. “USC is, and will always be, devoted to nurturing compassionate and innovative students who will help our society as a whole.”
According to USC:
— Straight-A students make up 38% of the fall admits. The average admitted student had test scores in the 97th percentile and enrolled in six to seven Advanced Placement courses in high school.
— Among the fall admits, 17% would be the first in their families to attend college. Underrepresented minority groups comprise 29%.
— USC’s fall admits come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories, with some 3,500 high schools represented. California is the most represented state at 40%. Outside California, the leading U.S. states for students are, in order: Texas, New York, Illinois, Washington and Florida.
— International students from 96 countries comprise 14% of those admitted, a rate comparable to previous years. Outside the U.S., the most represented countries are China, India, South Korea, Canada and Mexico.
Enrollment commitments are due May 1.
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