The USC Experience
Watch this video to get a broad overview of USC and learn more about what it’s like to be a student on our campus. You’ll hear about unique learning experiences, research, what it means to study at a global university, life in Los Angeles, campus life and of course, the Trojan Family.
USC Student Interviews
Learn about what it’s like to attend USC from current USC students! Hear about why they chose our school and what it means to be part of the Trojan Family.
First-generation college students talk about why USC was the right fit for them and what their college experience has been like.
Learn about the multitude of academic opportunities available to you at USC and how students take advantage of our on-campus programs and services.
With more than 1,000 clubs to choose from, there are plenty of ways to get involved and find community on our campus.
USC Immersive Tour
Admission Advice Playlist
Get application advice from USC admission counselors. We cover topics such as essays, scholarships, fee waivers and more!
USC Admission Publications
USC offers a broad range of majors and minors through our top-ranked academic and professional programs. Please refer to the USC Catalogue and navigate to Programs/Minors and Certificates for the most up-to-date list.
Students can choose to apply to USC during high school enrollment, or post high-school graduation, while attending another institution. If you are still in high school, USC considers you a first-year applicant, regardless of the number of college units completed prior to high school graduation. If you plan to attend USC right after your graduation from high school, you should apply to USC as a first-year student. Once you graduate from high school and begin to take college-level courses, you will apply as a transfer student. If you plan to apply to USC after attending college or university elsewhere, you can apply to transfer as soon as your sophomore year.
Students are welcome to visit campus for student-led tours, self-guided tours, and in-person admission and academic department information sessions. You can also take an immersive online tour, or join a virtual first-year or transfer information session. More information on additional ways to learn about USC can be found on our website.