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University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology and international business. It is home to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 21 exceptional academic schools and units. USC’s Health Sciences campus houses renowned specialized care and research in cancer, stem cell and regenerative medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine. The university is the largest private sector employer in the city of Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region.At USC, an international student is an individual of foreign nationality who will be entering, or has already entered, the United States with a student visa. Students already residing in the United States and holding other non-immigrant visas (for instance, an E2, H2, or L2) are also considered international students. - Ask Univariety about academic opportunities from The University of Southern California for International students today.


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Admission Criteria & Eligibility

To gain admission into the esteemed University of Southern California undergraduate programme:
Academic Records
International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.
Applicants should:
  1. Have all academics records sent directly from the schools (whenever possible).
  2. Submit all academic records in the native language, accompanied by an English translation, if the native language is not English.
  3. Send external examination results or predicted results. Examples: predicted IB results, Indian board exam results, GCSE/IGCSE results, predicted A-levels, Australian ATAR, etc.
  4. Submit any additional documents as requested by the USC Office of Admission.
Note: USC expects students to prepare work that is their own, factually true and honestly presented. USC does not contract with, nor is represented by, non-USC entities in the recruitment and admission process.
Standardized Test Scores
First-year (freshman) international applicants are required to submit:
SAT or ACT scores; AND
TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores, if the native language is not English. (Applicants with minimum scores of 650 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam or 27 on the ACT English exam are exempt. See English Proficiency Criteria below.)
English Proficiency Criteria
Academic success at USC depends on your ability to communicate effectively in English. All international applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency in the following manner:
First-year (freshman) international applicants should earn:
  1. Minimum score of 600 on the SAT Critical Reading exam (previous SAT) or 650 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam (redesigned SAT) or 27 on the ACT English exam; OR
  2. A minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum score of 20 in each section); OR
  3. A minimum IELTS score of 7; OR
  4. A minimum PTE score of 68.

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University of Southern California

University Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, 90089

Phone: + 1- 213- 740-2666
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