Academic Ranking of World Universities

University of Southern California
English Name: University of Southern California
Region: Northern America
Country: USA
Found Year: 1880
Address: University Park
Website: http://www.usc.edu/

Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s

leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for

internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service

and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. Los Angeles was little more than a

frontier town in 1880 when USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers. Today it is a world-class research university, the oldest

private research university in the West.

Total Enrollment:31817
           International Students:5974(19%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:16138
           International Students:1639(10%)
Graduate Enrollment:15679
           International Students:4335(28%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Accounting (B.S.)
           Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
           Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
           American Studies and Ethnicity
           American Studies and Ethnicity (African American Studies) (B.A.)
           American Studies and Ethnicity (Asian American Studies) (B.A.)
           American Studies and Ethnicity (B.A.)
           American Studies and Ethnicity (Chicano/Latino Studies) (B.A.)
           Animation and Digital Arts (B.A.*)
           Anthropology
           Anthropology (B.A.)
           Anthropology (Visual Anthropology) (B.A.)
           Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
           Applied Mechanics (B.S.)
           Architectural Studies (B.S.)
           Architecture (B.Arch.)
           Art (B.A.*)
           Art History (B.A.)
           Astronautical Engineering (B.S.)
           Astronautics and Space Technology
           Astronomy (B.A., B.S.)
           Biochemistry (B.S.**)
           Biological Sciences (B.A., B.S.)
           Biomedical Engineering
           Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
           Biomedical Engineering (Biochemical Engineering) (B.S.)
           Biomedical Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (B.S.)
           Biomedical Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (B.S.)
           Biophysics (B.S.)
           Broadcast and Digital Journalism (B.A.*)
           Business Administration (B.S.)
           Business Administration (Cinematic Arts) (B.S.)
           Business Administration (East Asian Studies) (B.S.)
           Business Administration (International Relations) (B.S.)
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
           Chemical Engineering (Biochemical Engineering) (B.S.)
           Chemical Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (B.S.)
           Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology) (B.S.)
           Chemical Engineering (Petroleum Engineering) (B.S.)
           Chemical Engineering (Polymer/Materials Science) (B.S.)
           Chemistry
           Chemistry (B.A., B.S.)
           Chemistry (Chemical Biology) (B.S.)
           Chemistry (Chemical Nanoscience) (B.S.)
           Chemistry (Research) (B.S.)
           Cinematic Arts, Critical Studies (B.A.*)
           Cinematic Arts, Film and Television Production (B.A.*)
           Civil Engineering
           Civil Engineering (B.S.)
           Civil Engineering (Building Science) (B.S.)
           Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (B.S.)
           Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) (B.S.)
           Classics (B.A.)
           Communication (B.A.*)
           Comparative Literature (B.A.)
           Composition (B.M.)
           Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.)
           Computer Science
           Computer Science (B.S.*)
           Computer Science (Games) (B.S.*)
           Computer Science/Business Administration (B.S.)
           Computer Science/Business Administration (B.S.)
           Dental Hygiene (B.S.)
           Earth Sciences
           Earth Sciences (B.A.)
           East Asian Area Studies (B.A.)
           East Asian Languages and Cultures
           East Asian Languages and Cultures (B.A.)
           Economics
           Economics (B.A.)
           Economics/Mathematics (B.S.)
           Electrical Engineering
           Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
           English
           English (B.A.)
           English (Creative Writing) (B.A.)
           Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
           Environmental Studies
           Environmental Studies (B.A.)
           Environmental Studies (B.S.)
           Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
           French (B.A.)
           French and Italian
           Gender Studies (B.A.)
           Geological Sciences (B.S.)
           Global Health (B.S.)
           Health and Humanity (B.A.)
           Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies (B.S.)
           History
           History (B.A.)
           History and Social Science Education (B.A.)
           Human Development and Aging (B.S.)
           Human Performance (B.A.)
           Industrial and Systems Engineering
           Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
           Industrial and Systems Engineering (Information Systems Engineering) (B.S.)
           Interactive Entertainment (B.A.*)
           Interdisciplinary Archaeology (B.A.)
           Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.)
           International Relations
           International Relations (B.A.)
           International Relations (Global Business) (B.A.)
           Italian (B.A.)
           Jazz Studies (B.M.)
           Kinesiology
           Kinesiology (B.S.)
           Landscape Architecture (B.L.Arch.)
           Lifespan Health (B.S.)
           Linguistics
           Linguistics (B.A.)
           Linguistics/East Asian Languages and Cultures (B.A.)
           Linguistics/East Asian Languages and Cultures (B.A.)
           Linguistics/Philosophy (B.A.)
           Linguistics/Philosophy (B.A.)
           Linguistics/Psychology (B.A.)
           Linguistics/Psychology (B.A.)
           Mathematics
           Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
           Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
           Mechanical Engineering (Petroleum Engineering) (B.S.)
           Middle East Studies (B.A.)
           Music (B.A.*)
           Music Industry (B.M., B.S.)
           Narrative Studies (B.A.)
           Neuroscience (B.A., B.S.)
           Occupational Therapy (B.S.*)
           Performance (Bassoon) (B.M.)
           Performance (Clarinet) (B.M.)
           Performance (Classical Guitar) (B.M.)
           Performance (Double Bass) (B.M.)
           Performance (Flute) (B.M.)
           Performance (French Horn) (B.M.)
           Performance (Harp) (B.M.)
           Performance (Oboe) (B.M.)
           Performance (Organ) (B.M.)
           Performance (Percussion) (B.M.)
           Performance (Piano) (B.M.)
           Performance (Popular Music) (B.M.)
           Performance (Saxophone) (B.M.)
           Performance (Studio Guitar) (B.M.)
           Performance (Trombone) (B.M.)
           Performance (Trumpet) (B.M.)
           Performance (Tuba) (B.M.)
           Performance (Viola) (B.M.)
           Performance (Violin) (B.M.)
           Performance (Violoncello) (B.M.)
           Performance (Vocal Arts) (B.M.)
           Philosophy
           Philosophy (B.A.)
           Philosophy, Politcs and Law (B.A.)
           Physical Sciences (B.S.)
           Physics (B.A., B.S.)
           Physics and Astronomy
           Physics/Computer Science (B.S.)
           Physics/Computer Science (B.S.*)
           Policy, Planning and Development (B.S.)
           Political Science (B.A.)
           Print and Digital Journalism (B.A.*)
           Psychology
           Psychology (B.A.)
           Public Relations (B.A.*)
           Religion
           Religion (B.A.)
           Religion (Judaic Studies) (B.A.)
           Russian (B.A.)
           Slavic Languages and Literatures
           Social Sciences
           Social Sciences (Economics) (B.A.)
           Social Sciences (Psychology) (B.A.)
           Sociology (B.A.)
           Spanish (B.A.)
           Spanish and Portuguese
           Theatre (Acting) (B.F.A.)
           Theatre (B.A.*)
           Theatre (Design) (B.F.A.)
           Theatre (Sound Design) (B.F.A.)
           Theatre (Stage Management) (B.F.A.)
           Theatre (Technical Direction) (B.F.A.)
           Visual and Performing Arts Studies (B.A.)
           Writing for Screen and Television (B.F.A.)
Graduate Programs
           Academic Medicine (M.A.M.)
           Accounting (M.Acc.)
           Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
           Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics) (M.S.)
           Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (Dynamics and Control) (M.S.)
           Aerospace Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Aging Services Management (M.A.S.M.)
           American Studies and Ethnicity (Ph.D.)
           Anesthesia
           Animation and Digital Arts (M.F.A.)
           Anthropology (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (M.S.*)
           Applied Mathematics (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
           Applied Theatre Arts (M.A.)
           Architecture (M.Arch., Ph.D.*)
           Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere (M.A.)
           Art History (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Astronautical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Astronautics and Space Technology
           Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
           Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Biokinesiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy (Ph.D.*)
           Biological Sciences
           Biology (M.S.)
           Biology (Neurobiology) (Ph.D.)
           Biomedical Engineering
           Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.*)
           Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging and Imaging Informatics) (M.S.)
           Biostatistics (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Building Science (M.B.S.)
           Business Administration (M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D.*)
           Business Research (M.S.)
           Business Taxation (M.B.T.)
           Cell and Neurobiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Chemical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Chemistry
           Chemistry (Chemical Physics) (Ph.D.)
           Chemistry (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
           Choral Music (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Cinematic Arts (Critical Studies) (Ph.D.*)
           Cinematic Arts (Film and Television Production) (M.F.A)
           Cinematic Arts (M.A.*)
           Cinematic Arts (Media Arts and Practice) (Ph.D.*)
           Civil Engineering
           Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering) (M.S.)
           Civil Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) (M.S.)
           Civil Engineering (Transportation Systems) (M.S.)
           Civil Engineering (Water and Waste Management) (M.S.)
           Classics (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Clinical and Biomedical Investigations (M.S.*)
           Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (Ph.D)
           Communication (M.A.*, Ph.D.*)
           Communication Management (M.C.M.*)
           Comparative Law (M.C.L.)
           Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
           Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Comparative Literature) (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Comparative Media and Culture) (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (French and Francophone Studies) (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Slavic Languages and Literature) (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Spanish and Latin American Studies) (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Composition (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (Ph.D.)
           Computational Molecular Biology (M.S.)
           Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.*)
           Computer Science
           Computer Science (Computer Networks) (M.S.)
           Computer Science (Computer Security) (M.S.)
           Computer Science (Game Development) (M.S.)
           Computer Science (High Performance Computing and Simulations) (M.S.)
           Computer Science (Human Language Technology) (M.S.)
           Computer Science (Intelligent Robotics) (M.S.)
           Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.*)
           Computer Science (Multimedia and Creative Technologies) (M.S.)
           Computer Science (Software Engineering) (M.S.)
           Conducting (M.M.)
           Construction Management (M.C.M.)
           Construction Management (M.C.M.)
           Craniofacial Biology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
           Digital Supply Chain Management (M.D.S.C.M.)
           Early Music Performance (D.M.A.)
           Earth Sciences
           East Asian Area Studies (M.A.)
           East Asian Languages and Cultures (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Economic Developmental Programming (M.A.)
           Economics
           Economics (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Education (M.E., Ed.D., Ph.D.*)
           Education Counseling (M.E.)
           Electrical Engineering
           Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) (M.S.)
           Electrical Engineering (Electric Power) (M.S.)
           Electrical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Electrical Engineering (Multimedia and Creative Technologies) (M.S.)
           Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) (M.S.)
           Electrical Engineering (VLSI Design) (M.S.)
           Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Ph.D.*)
           Engineering Management (M.S.)
           English
           English (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
           Environmental Risk Analysis (M.S.)
           Environmental Studies
           Environmental Studies (M.A.)
           Epidemiology (Ph.D.*)
           Executive Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)
           Executive Master of Leadership (M.L.)
           Experimental and Molecular Pathology (M.S.*)
           Family Medicine
           Financial Engineering (M.S.)
           Fine Arts (M.F.A.*)
           Genetic, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Ph.D.*)
           Geographic Information Science and Technology (M.S.)
           Geological Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
           Gerontology (M.A.*, M.S., Ph.D.*)
           Global Communication (M.A.*)
           Global Medicine (M.S.)
           Green Technologies
           Green Technologies (M.S.)
           Health Administration (M.H.A.)
           Health Systems Management Engineering (M.S.)
           Historic Preservation (M.H.P.)
           History (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Human Behavior (M.S.)
           Industrial and Systems Engineering
           Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Integrative and Evolutionary Biology (Ph.D.)
           Interactive Media (M.F.A.)
           International Relations (M.A.)
           Jazz Studies (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Journalism (M.A.*)
           Kinesiology (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
           Landscape Architecture (M.L.Arch.)
           Law (J.D.)
           Laws (LL.M.)
           Liberal Studies (M.L.S.)
           Linguistics
           Linguistics (East Asian Linguistics) (Ph.D.)
           Linguistics (Hispanic Linguistics) (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Linguistics (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Literature and Creative Writing (Ph.D.)
           Long Term Care Administration (M.L.T.C.A.)
           Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.)
           Marine and Environmental Biology (M.S.)
           Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography (Ph.D.)
           Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.)
           Materials Engineering (M.S.)
           Materials Science
           Materials Science (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Mathematical Finance (M.S.)
           Mathematics
           Mathematics (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion) (M.S.)
           Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering (M.S.)
           Medical Management (M.M.M.)
           Medicine (M.D.)
           Molecular and Computational Biology (M.S.)
           Molecular Biology (Ph.D.)
           Molecular Epidemiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Molecular Epidemiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.**)
           Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Motion Picture Producing (M.F.A.)
           Multiple Subject Teaching (M.A.T.)
           Music (Early Music Performance) (M.A.*)
           Music (Historical Musicology) (Ph.D.*)
           Music (History and Literature) (M.A.*)
           Music Education (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Neuroscience (M.S*, Ph.D.*)
           Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.*)
           Occupational Science (Ph.D.*)
           Occupational Therapy (M.A.*, O.T.D.*)
           Ocean Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
           Operations Research Engineering (M.S.)
           Pathobiology (M.S.*)
           Pathology
           Performance (Bassoon) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Clarinet) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Classical Guitar) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Double Bass) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Flute) (M.M., D.M.A)
           Performance (French Horn) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Harp) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Keyboard Collaborative Arts) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Oboe) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Organ) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Percussion) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Piano) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Saxophone) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Studio Guitar) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Trombone) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Trumpet) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Tuba) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Viola) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Violin) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Violoncello) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Performance (Vocal Arts) (M.M., D.M.A.)
           Petroleum Engineering
           Petroleum Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
           Petroleum Engineering (Smart Oilfield Technologies) (M.S.)
           Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
           Philosophy
           Philosophy (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Philosophy and Law (M.A.)
           Physical Therapy (D.P.T.*)
           Physician Assistant Practice (M.P.A.P.)
           Physics (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
           Physics and Astronomy
           Physics for Business Applications (M.S.)
           Physiology and Biophysics (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
           Planning (M.Pl., Ph.D.*)
           Planning and Development Studies (M.P.D.S.)
           Policy, Planning and Development (D.P.P.D.)
           Political Economy and Public Policy (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Political Science and International Relations (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (M.E.)
           Preventive Medicine
           Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) (Ph.D.*)
           Product Development Engineering (M.S.)
           Professional Writing (M.P.W.)
           Psychological Science (M.A.)
           Psychology
           Psychology (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Public Administration (M.P.A.)
           Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.)
           Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.)
           Public Diplomacy (Practitioner and Mid-Career Professional) (M.P.D.P.)
           Public Health (M.P.H.)
           Public Policy (M.P.P.)
           Public Policy and Management (Ph.D., M.P.P.M.)
           Real Estate Development (M.R.E.D.)
           Regulatory Science (M.S.*, D.R.Sc.)
           Religion and Social Ethics (M.A., Ph.D.)
           School Counseling (M.E.)
           Single Subject Teaching (M.A.T.)
           Single Subject Teaching (Music Education) (M.A.T.)
           Social Work (M.S.W., Ph.D.*)
           Sociology (M.A., Ph.D.)
           Specialized Journalism (M.A.*)
           Specialized Journalism (The Arts) (M.A.*)
           Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology (Ph.D.*)
           Statistics (M.S.)
           Strategic Public Relations (M.A.*)
           Systems Architecting and Engineering (M.S.)
           Systems Biology and Disease (Ph.D.*)
           Taxation Law (LL.M.)
           Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A.T., M.S.)
           Theatre (Acting) (M.F.A.)
           Theatre (Directing) (M.F.A.)
           Theatre (Dramatic Writing) (M.F.A.)
           Theatre (Theatrical Design) (M.F.A.)
           Urban Education Policy (Ph.D.*)
           Urban Planning and Development (Ph.D.)
           Visual Anthropology (M.V.A.)
           Writing for Screen and Television (M.F.A.)

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
ARWU 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Institutional
Ranking
404850475050464646464751494954
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
Broad Subject Fields 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
SCI51-7552-7653-7651-7551-7551-7551-7576-100101-15076-100
ENG12111110121718282551-75
LIFE52-7651-7552-7551-7551-7551-7551-7551-7551-7551-75
MED475051-7651-7547495051-7551-7546
SOC35353639363433353136
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
Subject Fields 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Mathematics76-10151-7652-7576-10076-100101-150101-150
Physics///////
Chemistry43424242444246
Computer Science97913101110
Economics/Business27353534373529
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